DO YOU know a way to the foreshore of Blowering Dam that’s not on the map and off the beaten track?
There’s a fair chance it’s been closed.
NSW’s National Parks Service (NPWS) has closed three unofficial tracks to the dam’s foreshore which lead off the Snowy Mountains Highway because of safety and environmental concerns.
A well-known fishing and camping spot, the dam inside the Kosciuszko National Park, attracts thousands of visitors throughout the year and especially during summer.
NPWS southern ranges region manager Mick Pettitt said the three tracks would have slip rails installed and were closed following advice from the Roads and Maritime Services.
Mr Pettitt said the tracks were not suitable for vehicles towing boats and were unsafe.
"In addition to road safety concerns, the tracks have been created on an ad-hoc basis and are steep and unsafe for vehicles, particularly those towing caravans and boats,” Mr Pettitt said.
"Multiple tracking is also causing environmental concerns such as erosion.
“Unauthorised access to these sections of the foreshores has also led to unacceptable environmental impacts from human waste and garbage.
"While the three tracks will be closed, visitors can still access these sections of Blowering Dam Foreshores by boat or on foot.
"All other vehicle access to the majority of the Blowering Dam foreshores remains unchanged and visitors can continue to safely make their way to the six designated picnic and camping areas and boat ramps," Mr Pettit said.
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