Parks Victoria are pleased to announce, with approval from the Mansfield ICC Incident Controller, it is safe to reopen sections of the Alpine National Park within the Howqua Valley. These include Gardner's Hut, 7 and 8 Mile Camping areas, Ritchie's Hut, Pikes Flat, Bindaree Flat and Upper Howqua Camping areas.

Please see the attached list of current site and track closure status within the Mansfield area for the Alpine National Park, Howqua Hills Historic Area, Mt Samaria State Park and sections of State Forest. Parks Victoria staff have been working collaboratively with FFMV and DELWP, the State Forest information has been included on the same document.

For all Park Closures, continue to check for all the lates closures, fire affected parks and change of conditions.

To search for a specific Park Closure, in the search field enter the park you are looking for, then click the link to that park.

Plan ahead before visiting by checking weather forecasts at and Fire Danger Ratings at

You should not expect to receive warnings or advice directly from Parks Victoria in an emergency or when parks need to be closed. Bushfire preparedness and safety is the responsibility of all Victorians so please use the information in this email to be prepared and stay informed and safe within our parks.

Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. Check for any changes affecting the park you intend to visit by going directly to the park page

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