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Fourth Crossing picnic area

Mullion Range State Conservation Area

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Fourth Crossing picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Fourth Crossing picnic area is in the Mullion Range State Conservation Area. To get there, travel north-east from Orange along (sealed) Ophir Road 19km to the picnic area.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Fourth Crossing picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you at Mullion Range State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

The cooler months are a great time for enjoying bushwalks, birdwatching and 4WD touring in the area.

Spring

Relax and dine al fresco surrounded by blooming wildflowers at Fourth Crossing picnic area.

Summer

Cool off with a splash in the creek or go trout fishing when the weather gets steamy.

Winter

The Falls Water Falls is particularly striking when there are high levels of water in Summer Hill Creek following heavy rainfall.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

12°C and 28°C

Highest recorded

38.3°C

Winter temperature

Average

2°C and 13°C

Lowest recorded

-5.6°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

August

Driest month

April

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

98.6mm

Facilities

Amenities

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

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).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

This area is fully wheelchair accessible.

Prohibited

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.

Fourth Crossing picnic area

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Mullion Range State Conservation Area hero. Photo: NSW Government