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Crawford River Regional Park

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Crawford River Regional Park offers fine views of riverside and valley vegetation. Enjoy a pleasant bushwalk, try your luck fishing for Redfin and Rainbow Trout, camp at Hiscocks Crossing or picnic along the Boulevard.

Things to see and do
- Pleasure driving along 'The Boulevard', which follows the northern bank of the river, through forests of Brown Stringybark, Manna Gum and lush tree-fern lined gullies, is a beautiful way to discover the Park.
- Camping at Hiscocks Crossing and picnicking along 'The Boulevard' is popular
- Fishing is challenging, with species such as Redfin and Rainbow Trout to be caught. Freshwater crayfish are also found in the river
- Bushwalking through the Park is relaxing and enjoyable. There are numerous bird species to view and vegetation types to discover. A return 2.5 km nature trail from the Hiscocks Crossing camping area takes you along the river's edge through lush vegetation and then higher up into wet and dry sclerophyll forests
- Nature study in the variety of habitats makes the area valuable for students and photography enthusiasts alike. A quiet observer can discover a range of animals and botanists can enjoy the floristic diversity of the region.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

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Local directions:

Crawford River Regional Park is situated in the Crawford River valley near Hotspur, about 45 minutes north of Portland. Follow the signs just past Hotspur heading for Casterton and near Greenwald on the Princes Highway.

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