Bribie Island Recreation Area partial reopening following severe weather

Category:
Park or facility opening
Applies:
1 June to 30 November 2022
Published:
2 June 2022 4:25pm
Updated:
2 September 2022 9:05am
ID:
22060

This alert applies to the following park:

All camping areas and some tracks in the Bribie Island Recreation Area have reopened to visitors following recent severe weather which caused local flooding and beach erosion.

Facilities OPEN include:

  • Ocean Beach camping area
  • Gallagher Point camping area
  • Poverty Creek camping areas
  • Mission Point camping area
  • Lime Pocket camping area
  • Poverty Creek access track
  • Gallagher access track
  • Fort Bribie day-use area

Due to safety issues and wet boggy conditions the follow tracks and areas will remain CLOSED until further notice.

  • The Northern Access Track between Poverty Creek access track and Fort Bribie day-use area.
  • Lighthouse Reach day-use area
  • Ocean Beach north of Fort Bribie day-use area carpark.

Vehicle access is prohibited on Ocean Beach north of Fort Bribie day-use area due to unstable WWII structures, large tree debris, exposed mud and mangrove roots and very narrow beach.

Motorist should use caution when travelling along the open sections of beach and travel at a reduced speed to avoid hazards such as steep sand dunes, hidden banks, fallen trees, exposed mangrove mud and large debris. Deep washouts are likely around all the lagoons with conditions changing on a tidal basis. Check depth before crossing lagoons as fast flowing water and soft sand can make vehicle crossing dangerous. Driving over vegetated dunes is not permitted despite conditions.

Beach travel is recommended one hour either side of low tide. Travel three hours either side of high tide is to be avoided.

Observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers and do not enter closed areas.

Please monitor park alerts on the department's website for updated information.

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