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Frenchmans Cap walking track closed for fire management burns


The Parks and Wildlife Service advises that fire management burns will be undertaken from 4 April through to 7 April at Loddon Plains in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. 

During this time the Frenchmans Cap walking track will be closed.

The planned burn commences at the junction of the Loddon and South Loddon Rivers. The burn is bounded to the west by the walking track and the east by the South Loddon River, extending south for approximately three kilometres.

The burn may generate a great deal of smoke.

Please follow directions of the fire crew working on the ground and respect any signage present during the burning operation.

Further Information: PWS Queenstown field centre - 6471 5920