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Mill Creek campground

Dharug National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Mill Creek campground.

Getting there and parking

Mill Creek campground is located 6.6km east of the Wisemans Ferry crossing, on the north side of the Hawkesbury River in Dharug National Park.

To get there, turn right from the ferry and follow signs for Dharug National Park – Mill Creek campground. Turn left and follow the road for 1.7km to the end, where you’ll find the campground. You can also reach the campground by taking Wisemans Ferry Road from the F3 exits at Calga, Gosford and Peats Ridge.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Mill Creek campground in bitumen carparks, including 1 accessible parking space.

  • For sites 1 to 8 you can park onsite with your campervan, camper trailer or small caravan (4m/13ft).
  • For other sites, there are parking spaces along the road through the campground, with camping a short distance from your vehicle (20m to 100m).

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Dharug National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


The water has warmed up nicely by late summer so autumn is great for kayaking and canoeing along the Hawkesbury river.


The spring months are perfect for enjoying more strenuous activities in the park, like the longer walks and mountain bike riding. It's also the perfect time to see wildflowers.


The park is still stunning in winter and walking on sunny days is very pleasant. It can be cold at night so bring warm gear if you're camping.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


13°C and 27°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


8°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month

February and March

Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • Tank water is available, however it’s not recommended for drinking.
  • The exclusive group camp area has non-flush toilets and wood barbecues. It is suitable for tents only.
  • There are no bins, so please take your rubbish with you when you leave.


The toilets at this campground are accessible composting micro-flush toilets.

Barbecue facilities

There's a wood fire pit at each campsite. Firewood is not supplied.

  • Wood barbecues


Step-free access

The campground is mostly flat and step-free, with concrete and fibreglass pathways that lead from the carpark to the toilets.

Aside from the amenities footpath, there no other paths at the campground. You'll need to cross over flat grass to reach the rest of the facilities.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Seats and resting points

There are sandstone logs that mark the edge of the campground, where you can rest.

There's also a fireplace near near sites 23 to 28 in the main campground that has 4 timber bench seats. 

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Goannas roam around the campground. They are wild animals and should not be fed. Feeding them promotes scavenging behaviour and may make them aggressive and a nuisance to visitors. 

To help protect goannas, please:

  • Store food in sealed containers or in the car
  • Clean up any rubbish in the area and keep it out of their reach
  • Take all food scraps home

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


Disability access level - easy

Mill Creek campground is mostly flat and step-free, with the following accessible facilities:

  • Concrete and fibreglass pathways that lead to the amenities
  • 1 accessible parking spot in a bitumen carpark. You can also park directly at your campsite If you book sites 1-8.
  • Accessible composting toilets
  • Bench seats at one of the fireplaces, and sandstone logs around the edge of the campground where you can rest.

You'll need to cross over flat grass to reach the facilities that are not set along the pathways.


Amplified music is not permitted.

Floodlights are not permitted. 


Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

Gathering firewood



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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