Changes to campsite and accommodation bookings
Forest campsites and accommodation venues are now available to book online 365 days in advance!
From 1 July 2023, online bookings became available for the 12 months ahead, with dates opening up incrementally as each days passes.
Please note that the length of our annual camping season will remain unchanged (1 April to 30 November annually), but we know most of you will appreciate the chance to book ahead!
For those keen to use a camp spot or accommodation venue for an event, applications will also be accepted via the website for 2024.
About our campgrounds
ForestrySA manages three designated campgrounds in the Mount Lofty Ranges – Kuitpo Forest’s Chookarloo and Mount Crawford’s Chalk’s and Rocky Paddock Campgrounds.
Forest visitors wishing to use a campsite for day visits will also be required to book and pay for their site online prior to arrival.
Use of fire pits within picnic areas will remain free of charge and available on a first-in, first-served basis.
Camping is permitted from 1 April to 30 November annually.
Fees apply for camping. Please make your booking online.
Wood fires are permitted from 1 May – 31 October annually. (These dates may change in seasons where high fire danger persists).
Planning an event or group activity at one of our sites?
A wide variety of community and private events are held at our Mount Lofty Ranges and Green Triangle recreation sites each year.
If you are planning a group activity such as orienteering, a school or Scout camp, group walk or bike ride, you must submit an event application and map of planned forest routes.
All applications must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the proposed event or activity and will be reviewed by a Forest Ranger for approval on a case-by-case basis.
Commercial operators and mobile vendors
If you are providing goods or services for payment within our campgrounds, you must have a commercial operators licence or mobile vendor permit.
The forest is closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days. To report a fire, call 000.
The Kuitpo and Mount Crawford Forests are located within the Mount Lofty Ranges Fire Ban District. 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).