Fires, barbecues and wood collection

Camping and picnic fires

Comfort and cooking fires are permitted within designated fire pits from 1 May – 31 October each year. All camp and picnic sites have a firepit.

Bookings are required for the day use of campsites during the camping season. Bookings are not required to use fire pits at picnic sites.

We do not supply firewood, so please bring your own. Fires must not be left unattended. All fires must be fully extinguished before departure.

Firewood collection

Collection of firewood from the forest is prohibited. Under the Forestry Act 1950 and associated Regulations, it is an offence to remove any vegetation, live or dead, from ForestrySA land.

We ask that all forest visitors wishing to use a fire pit within our campgrounds or picnic areas please bring their own firewood.

Barbecues and Webers

Gas fires including barbecues, fuel stoves and Webers using hot rocks can be used from 1 April to 30 November each year. These cooking appliances are prohibited from 1 December – 31 March.


The forest is closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days. To report a fire, call 000.

For fire ban information phone 1300 362 361 or visit the CFS website. Being aware of a Total Fire Ban is your responsibility.

Fire is prohibited on ForestrySA land and Forest Reserves between November 1 and April 30 in any year. (These dates may be extended in areas where high fire danger persists).