Mulgrave River Environmental Reserve is categorised as a Bushland/Conservation area.
Bushland/Conservation areas are generally un-embellished and are protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. This means they are not accessible for normal recreation purposes, but more for protection of biodiversity and natural habitat.
History behind the name
Named by Dalrymple in 1873 after the Earl of Mulgrave, this being the second title of the Marquis of Normanby, the then Governor of Queensland (Governor from 1871-1875). The name for the Mulgrave Shire was taken from the Mulgrave River. The Yidinji name for the Mulgrave River is Mullinburra.