Forest closures and alerts

Commercial operation closures

Areas of the forest may be closed or restricted at times for operations such as planting, harvesting, firebreak maintenance and prescribed burning.

Please adhere to all signage to ensure your safety and the safety of others.

Find out more about our plantations and commercial forest operations here.

Forests closed at night

Our forests are closed each night between dusk and dawn.

Overnight stays are only provided to visitors with a valid camping permit or accommodation booking. Activities requiring night access require Ranger approval using an Event Application.

Click here to visit Ghost Mushroom Lane after dark during May and June in the Limestone Coast.

Total Fire Ban

To reduce fire risk and ensure public safety, our forests are closed to all visitors on days of Total Fire Ban.

Fire danger ratings and bans are declared by the Country Fire Service (CFS) after 4pm on the day before the rating is to take effect, and published on their website.

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

Fire Ban Districts

Our forests are located in two CFS Fire Ban Districts:

Mount Crawford, Kuitpo and Second Valley Forests (Mount Lofty Ranges):
Mount Lofty Ranges Fire Ban District

Green Triangle Forests (Limestone Coast):
Lower South East Fire Ban District

 

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).