A ranger clears the road through Byfield on the Monday after Cyclone Marcia tore through the National Park. photo contributed
A ranger clears the road through Byfield on the Monday after Cyclone Marcia tore through the National Park. photo contributed Contributed

Parkies want to see mammoth work rewarded with visitors

"COME back to Byfield" is the message from rangers who have made a mammoth effort to reopen campgrounds and day-use areas in Byfield National Park and State forest following Cyclone Marcia.

National Parks Minister Dr Steven Miles thanked the local Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers, four QPWS teams that came from across the north to help, and the Australian Defence Force which helped QPWS clear roads and campgrounds.

"I'm sure the Byfield community will appreciate seeing visitors again to get business going," he said.

QPWS principal ranger Peter Moore said teams had come from Longreach, Charters Towers, Mackay, Townsville and Airlie Beach to aid their fellow rangers in removing thousands of fallen trees.

"Fortunately the brand-new facilities at the Upper Stony picnic area fared quite well. However the new Upper Stony camping area and Red Rock's camping areas were battered," Mr Moore said.



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