Forest campgrounds open – book online now

The ForestrySA camping season is now open, allowing overnight stays at our three designated campgrounds in the Mount Lofty Ranges – Kuitpo Forest’s Chookarloo and Mount Crawford’s Chalk’s and Rocky Paddock Campgrounds.

Online bookings and payment is now available and mandatory for all campgrounds. Please scroll down to secure a site.

Campers will be able to view campground maps, check campsite availability and secure a spot in advance.

Paper-copy camping permits will no longer need to be displayed on vehicles.

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, outside of the fire danger season.

Fees apply for camping. Please obtain your camping permit online.

Wood fires are permitted from 1 May – 31 October annually. (These dates may change in seasons where high fire danger persists).

Planning a 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.



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

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).

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