Camping and accommodation

How do I book campsites and accommodation facilities?

Campsites and accommodation facilities can be booked through our website 365 days in advance. If making your own online bookings, please ensure you are familiar with the sites Terms and Conditions and submit an activity registration or event application as soon a possible after making the booking.

For an Activity Registration (less than 30 people) you will need to book your own accommodation through our website.

For an Event Application (greater than 30 people or exceeding occupancy) you may book yourself or provide sufficient detail in your application for our admin staff to book campsites or accommodation facilities. Our staff will contact you after receiving an application to finalise booking details and payment. Submission of an application does not guarantee that the accommodation will be available.

If you need to make changes to an existing booking or book several sites at the same time, please contact ForestrySA for assistance on 8391 8800, 9am-4pm Monday to Friday.

How many people can we book into a campsite or accommodation facility?

Maximum occupancy limits vary across accommodation facilities, so please ensure your group size can be accommodated at your selected location.

Cromer Hut, Ponderosa Camp and Fromm’s Farm at Mt Crawford Forest, and Tinjella Hut at Kuitpo Forest are suitable for larger groups and can accommodate up to 40 people per night (students and staff). Online bookings can be made for up to 20 people per night. If you wish to increase your booking to accommodate 21-40 people, please ensure you have submitted an Event Application and we can adjust your booking.

Campsites at Rocky Paddock, Chalks and Chookarloo can be booked for up to 10 people per site, per night.

Campsites at walk-in campgrounds including Rocky Creek Campground in Kuitpo Forest, and Centennial Drive Campground in Mount Crawford Forest can accommodate up to 8 people and can be booked by contacting ForestrySA directly.

Walk-in campsites at Karrawirra-tya-illa Campground in Mount Crawford Forest can be booked online for 2 people per site, per night and can accommodate up to 30 people across the campground.

Please note: No large group congregations that exceed maximum occupancy are permitted at any accommodation facility, including during the day, without prior Ranger approval.

Is there a special rate for school group bookings?

In Chookarloo, Chalks and Rocky Paddock Campgrounds each campsite is charged at a single vehicle rate (not per person/hiker) for school groups of up to 10 people per site. If you are arriving by bus and completing your own online campsite booking, you may use the bus registration number across multiple campsite bookings.

Campsites at walk-in campgrounds including Rocky Creek Campground in Kuitpo Forest, and Centennial Drive Campground and Karrawirra-tya-illa Campground in Mount Crawford Forest, are charged per person, per night.

Rates for accommodation facilities vary across sites and the number of occupants. Please see individual pricing here. Accommodation facilities have a minimum 2 night stay.

What time can we arrive and when do we need to leave?

Accommodation facilities:
Check-in from 2pm
Check-out by 10am

Check-in from 12pm
Check-out by 11am

Arrival and departure times must be strictly adhered to, to allow scheduled cleaning and maintenance to attend to the site between bookings. Early arrival or late departure, including leaving equipment on site, will incur a fee of one extra night’s accommodation and must be included in the booking.

Where can we set up our tents and marquees?

Campsites are approximately 15m x 20m and centred around a fire pit. Some sites may have bollards, logs or vegetation to separate sites. Please ensure tents are set up within the bounds of your campsite and are not imposing on other sites, in native vegetation or plantation surrounding campgrounds.

Tents, camper trailers and caravans should be set up or parked within the boundary of each accommodation facility. Designated areas may be marked by bollards, fencing, natural features, access tracks or signage. No vehicles or tents should be placed within pine plantation or in native vegetation.