Camping season 2021
Camping season opens 1 April 2021, with online booking available from 9am, Monday 1 March 2021.
ForestrySA offers bush camping at Kuitpo and Mount Crawford in designated campgrounds only.
Please note – a maximum of 10 people per campsite. Not all campsites are suitable for caravans or camper trailers and may be limited to less than three vehicles. Please consider this when selecting your campsite.
The forest is closed to the public on days of Total Fire Ban. Please check the CFS website before your visit, for current fire bans and ratings.
View our forest 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, outside of the fire danger season.
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 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).