June 2013 (current) Stapylton Campground in the northern section of the Grampians National Park is currently closed due to in-ground asbestos contamination.
Ranger in Charge David Roberts said the area was closed as a precaution for all activities, including camping.
“With recent rain and increased visitation to the area there has been some exposure of cement sheeting containing asbestos,” said Mr Roberts. “We are currently working through options to manage the site.”
The cement sheeting pieces came from an old building that was previously situated on part of the Stapylton campground area.
Stapylton Loop Walk and the popular Ngamadjidj Shelter remain open. The Loop walk can be accessed from Millers or Polhners Roads.
Troopers Creek, Plantation and Smiths Mill Campgrounds are also available in the Northern Grampians for camping or visit a local Visitor Information Centre for the many private campgrounds surrounding the Grampians National Park.
Previous posts – http://cliffcare.org.au/2013/06/07/stapylton-campground-closed-complete-closure/
Hollow Mountain Walking Track
For those of you who like a little mid week action make note of this – Hollow Mountain Walking Track – Track closure February 2012 - Work will commence on 7th February and will continue for up to five weeks, however this track will be open to visitors on weekends. Work to be completed includes re surfacing of the walking track, installation of drainage and steps. Access to Summerday Valley climbing area and Gulgurn Manja Art Shelter will remain open during this time.
There has been a sighting of a nesting Emu (2 eggs) near Watchman Wall on the marked track in. Please give this area a wide berth for a couple of weeks. This is in the Sundeck/Wave Wall climbing area.
Please see main Grampians listing for flood recovery update – http://cliffcare.org.au/grampians/