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Mill Creek campground

Dharug National Park

Visitor info

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

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Mill Creek campground.

  • 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.

Autumn

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

Spring

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.

Winter

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

Average

13°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

42.9°C

Winter temperature

Average

8°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

-0.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February and March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

230.2mm

Facilities

  • 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.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

Wood barbecues are shared between 2 or 3 sites, and firewood is not supplied.

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Carpark

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 + 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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

This area is fully wheelchair accessible

  • Toilet facilities are wheelchair accessible

Prohibited

Amplified music is not permitted.

Generators

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Campground. Photo: John Yurasek