Plan your visit

Know where you are going

Plan your route to the forest before you leave home.

Directions available via Google Maps are not always reliable so know where you are going and do not attempt to navigate unknown areas at night.

Aim to travel to our campgrounds and accommodation facilities during daylight hours and using the official maps provided. 

Running water and electricity

Our campgrounds offer a simple, bush camping experience. We do not offer powered sites, and there are no electricity sources within campgrounds. Solar lighting operates at key amenities within campgrounds and within most accommodation and hut facilities.

Other than Thomas Hill House, our campgrounds and accommodation facilities are not connected to mains water. Rainwater tanks in our campgrounds are to service our toilets or for firefighting purposes. Rainwater tank water is not suitable for drinking.

Please bring water and battery or fuel operated appliances with you when you visit, noting fire danger season requirements.

Leave no trace

“Leave no trace” principles apply in the forest.

Consider how you may be able to reduce the amount of waste you create and take all rubbish with you when you leave.

We do not provide bins.

Mobile phone reception

Reception is limited in many any areas of the forest. Be sure to purchase your forest permits, make your bookings and download your maps and forest information before you leave home. In the interest of safety, it’s also recommended you let someone know where you are going.


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

For fire ban information phone 1800 362 361 or visit the CFS website. Being aware of a Total Fire Ban is your responsibility.

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