ACT Parks had hoped to have every campsite open ahead of the long weekend, including the only site which remains off-limits following the 2019-2020 bushfires.
But Mother Nature had other ideas.
The recent NSW floods are thought to have caused structural damage to a low-level crossing over Orroral Road, delaying access to Namadgi's Orroral Valley Campsite weeks before it was set to reopen.
ACT park ranger Peter Cotsell said they now hoped to have interim access to the last area shut off for rejuvenation within the next month.
The director of Namadgi National Parks, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and the Murrumbidgee River Corridor said the reopening of all sites came with a minor disclaimer.
Mr Cotsell said the bushfire recovery team he headed up was still working towards opening some of the trails like Booroomba Rocks and Nursery Swamp.
"At the moment we've got them closed because of access but when we do open them some of them will have some precautionary words around them in terms of inherent dangers," he said.
"People will just need to be careful, basically."
Gudgenby Bush Regeneration trail, Granite Tors, Yankee Hat Shelter and Orroral Heritage, Orroral Valley walk, the Australian Alps Walking Track the Old Boboyan Road trail and Mt Tennent track also remain closed.
The closures didn't prevent Canberra families from making the most of blue skies over Easter, with each of the ACT Parks' campgrounds booked out for the long weekend.
Mr Cotsell said campsites had been cleared of trees at risk of falling, but flood damage exacerbated the potential and campers venturing into the bush needed to take that into account.
He said ACT Parks welcomed the upsurge in campers which had followed the ban on international travel.
"From our perspective it's really about getting out and exploring nature, rather than getting out partying," Mr Cotsell said.
He said they were not anticipating any risk of the Easter Bunny having difficulty locating camping kids this weekend.
"All our campgrounds are fairly well signposted and easily located. If people are venturing further into the park to go overnight camping there might be a problem there, but I'm sure the Easter Bunny will do their best to get out there and find those campers, too," he said.
Out at Burrinjuck, heavy rainfall has raised the dam level up to 85 per cent and blue-green algae which had turned visitors around ahead of the Australia Day weekend has been flushed out.
Reflections Holiday Park Mmanager Wendy Brind said the dam received more than 82,000 megalitres in one night, raising water levels 5 five per cent in four days.
Ms Brind said a third of bookings for the long weekend came from Canberra.
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