Perricoota, Koondrook and Campbells Island State Forests reopened
Perricoota, Koondrook and Campbells Island State Forests near Barham on the NSW/Victorian border are now open again to the public.
Forests NSW district manager based at Deniliquin, Andrew McCurdy, said the forests had been closed to the public in early April due to high water flows in the Murray River, which had resulted in flooding within the forests.
"Even though the forests have been reopened, we are advising the public to take great care because some roads remain slippery and some areas within the forests are still flooded," he said.
Mr McCurdy said the reopening of the forests would also allow for the issuing of permits for the collection of firewood to resume.
"Firewood permits had been suspended while access was restricted due to high water levels," he said.
Mr McCurdy said Forests NSW has lifted its Solid Fuel Fire Ban in the region, which meant the safe use of campfires within the forests was now permitted.
For further information contact Forests NSW Deniliquin office on (03) 5881 9999
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