Brindabella National Park partly closed due to weather
Media release: 7 June 2012
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) advises that two camping areas and their access roads are closed in Brindabella National Park due to recent heavy weather.
NPWS Manager for the Queanbeyan Area Scott Seymour says people should check conditions before confirming travel plans for the June long weekend.
“Due to dangerous road conditions, we have closed the camp grounds at McIntyres and Lowells Flats and they will remain closed until conditions improve,” Mr Seymour said.
“Access roads to these camp grounds are Bag Range Trail, Follies Trail and Waterfall Trails, and they are now closed to all vehicle traffic.
“Coree Summit Road also remains closed and access to the summit is via Pabral Road.
“Roads that remain open for access to the eastern section of Brindabella National Park are Two Sticks Road, Webbs Ridge, Brindabella Road and Gentle Annie Road through to Flea Creek.
“Strong winds earlier this week brought down trees across some fire trails in the park and we advise the public to drive cautiously.
“The combination of wet weather and heavy vehicle use has caused some roads to deteriorate and these will need extensive repairs before summer as they provide vital fire fighting access.
“We will reopen roads and camping areas as soon as it is safe to do so and advise the public to ring 6229 7166 during business hours or visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au before venturing into Brindabella National Park,” Mr Seymour said.
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Page last updated: 07 June 2012