Walkers are advised that access to the Heysen Trail in the Southern Flinders Ranges will be restricted from 6 am Saturday, 20th February 2021 until 2pm Friday, 26th February 2021.
Telowie Gorge Conservation Park, The Napperby Block of Mount Remarkable National Park, Spaniards Gully Conservation Park and Wirrabara Range Conservation Park will be closed for the purpose of undertaking a pest control program.
The parks cover a long section of the trail on Heysen Trail Map sheets 5B and 6A and Maps 2.5 to 2.7 of the Heysen Trail Northern Guidebook.
Many sections of the Heysen Trail are closed over the Fire Danger Season. The Country Fire Service has already announced the commencement of the Fire Danger Season for the the complete length of the Heysen Trail.
However walkers can still use some sections of the trail, including sections that are not on private land including Conservation Parks and Reserves, Forests, public roads and vacant land – provided it is not a day of a declared total fire ban..
But the feral animal control program means walkers need to take note of this closure and avoid that section of the trail over the period from the 20th to 26th February.
For more information about the control program or park closure, please contact the Natural Resources Centre on (08) 8841 3400.
You can also check this and other park closures on the Parks SA Alerts page.