THE National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be closing five camping areas in the Myall lakes National Park during winter to allow for natural rehabilitation.
NPWS Hunter Region Manager Robert Quirk said during the cooler months visitation was reduced and there was little demand for a lot of campsites.
"It provides a good opportunity to rest some camping grounds and allow for natural rehabilitation to occur prior to the busy summer months," he said.
Five camping areas will be temporarily closed from Thursday, June 12 until Thursday, September 20 and reopened in time for the spring school holidays.
These include Bungary Bay, Boomeri, White Tree Bay, Mungo Brush (south) and Stewarts and Lloyds camping areas.
"The Plan of Management for Myall Lakes National Parks identifies that sites are to be rested on a rotational basis to allow for the recovery of grasses and other vegetation," he said.
Mr Quirk said the resting ensured sites remain grassed and were at their optimum for busier times such as the spring and summer holiday period.
This time was also used to maintain the infrastructure and undertake pre-season hazard reduction works. There are still 16 other camping areas to choose from including the northern section of the popular Mungo Brush camping area along the Bombah Point Broadwater, Dees Corner and Banksia Green.
For further information about the temporary campground closures or the diverse range of camping experiences on offer in Myall Lakes National Park, call the NPWS Great Lakes Area office on 02 6591 0300.