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A number of park and reserve campgrounds and roads in the St Helens area have been affected by the rain event this week.

St Helens ranger Clinton Downing said many roads in the area have sustained some level of damage ranging from washouts, slumping, deep channels and debris over the road.

“We aim to have all access roads and campgrounds open by Easter Friday,” Mr Downing said.

“Visitors and road users are urged to use caution, drive to the conditions and obey all signs. Please be mindful that plant operators will be working in the area and be patient."

The following areas are affected:

Bay of Fires Conservation Area

Cosy South Campground

The southern half of the campground is under water and will remain so for a number of weeks.

Swimcart Beach Campground 

The access road from the main road is severely washed out but is passable at the moment. Further works will be done next week.

Humbug Point Nature Recreation Area

The Humbug Loop Track

This road is closed at Skeleton Bay (the Binalong Bay end) until further notice. Access roads to Skeleton Point and Grants Point are open, but drivers are advised to  but proceed with caution and drive to the conditions.

Dora Point Campground

The access road to Dora Point campground is open to 4wd vehicles and off-road vans only due to sections washed out. Seventy-five per cent of the campsites are under water.

Moulting Bay Campground

The access road to the campground is washed out but passable to all vehicles with care. One-quarter of the campground is under water.

Scamander Conservation Area

Paddy’s Island

The boat launch at Paddy’s Island is closed until further noticee. The campground is closed until further notice.

St Columba Falls State Reserve

The viewing platform at the end of the walking track is damaged and closed until further notice. Visitors are advised views can still be obtained at the end of the walking track.

Further information is available from the St Helens Field Centre on 6376 1550.