Johnny Mullagh Park
Johnny Mullagh park is situated at the south end of the historical township of Harrow next to the peaceful waters of the Glenelg river – located just a stones throw from the shops and museums in the township.
The park offers powered sites, large areas of unpowered sites and a well maintained amenities block containing toilets, showers and laundry. The block is cleaned using natural products only. There is a free electric BBQ under cover with seating and power point access. A self contained cabin is also available with linen supplied. A playground area is centrally located for the children .
Once you have arrived and unpacked, rest under the shade of one of the many majestic red gums and listen to the sound of the varied birdlife. Take a walk along the river walking track where you will be delighted as you discover the abundance of bird and water life and the rich tapestry of flora found on the banks of the Glenelg. The locality also houses a colony of endangered “growling grass frogs”. ( The Harrow Discovery Centre has loads of information and booklets for you to source).
If fishing interests you the red fin, topong and black fish are biting at the moment.(in the interest of swimmers safety, don’t fish near the swimming hole, a lost hook is very nasty when stuck in a child’s foot)
The swimming is awesome at the ford, but please do not leave the children unsupervised.
The walking track also allows you to discover the relationship between the traditional owners and the River over thousands of years. This self guided tour provides an enlightening view of the importance of the River and the different Aboriginal language groups who lived and hunted by the banks.
The camping area over looks the Johnny Mullagh Oval which is ideal for family cricket allowing budding sporting heroes to dream and relive the moment in 1878 when Johnny Mullagh launched a cricket ball out of the oval, across the street and into the paddock heading up the hill which now proudly displays a plaque mounted on a rock to mark the actual spot 151 yards from the crease.
Be prepared for some company as the kookaburra’s come to watch and have a laugh with you, it might pay to throw another snag on the Barbie.
The Park holds a “RV friendly location status” and is very safe and quiet.