Jack’s Paddock

Campgrounds closed

Our campgrounds and forest accommodation venues are now closed for the season. They will reopen on 1 April 2022 with online bookings available from 1 March 2022.

Welcome to Jack’s Paddock

If you’re planning to ride the Kidman Trail, then Jack’s Paddock is just for you!

An exclusive campground conveniently located in bushland on the famous trail, this campground is reserved for horse riding permit holders who are riding the trail and wish to use the campground and horse yards.

Camping permitted from 1 April – 30 November

Wood fires permitted from 1 May – 31 October, in the designated communal fire pits only. (These dates may change in seasons where high fire danger persists).

Facilities and features

  • Unpowered site
  • Maximum of 2 guests per booking
  • Jack’s Paddock accommodates up to 8 riders and support people in total

Bookings and fees

Fees apply for camping and use of horse yards at Jack’s Paddock. Please contact us to find out more and secure your booking.


How to get there

Jack’s Paddock is located within the Kuitpo forest, nestled in bushland on the Kidman Trail.


Terms and conditions of use

  • Many organised competitions and events are held in the Mount Crawford and Kuitpo Forest Reserves. These require the submission of an event application, which are approved on a case by case basis. If your accommodation query relates to an event please contact the Mount Crawford or Kuitpo Information Centres for more information. Please note that booking of a facility does not necessarily mean your event will be approved.  Events need to be booked a minimum of four weeks in advance. Download Event Application form here.
  • Camping is prohibited from 1 December – 31 March annually.
  • You are not permitted to drive in the forest. Vehicles must be parked in designated areas only.
  • The use of generators and chainsaws is not permitted.
  • Please consider other forest users and keep all noise must be kept to a minimum by 10pm.
  • Wood fires are prohibited 1 November – 30 April annually.
  • Gas fires are prohibited 1 December – 31 March annually.
  • Wood fires are only permitted in designated fire pits within camping and picnic areas.
  • Fire pits should be cleared of all flammable material for a distance of 4 metres. Someone must always be present
    and ensure the fire is fully extinguished upon departure.
  • You may collect dead and fallen timber from the adjoining plantation. It is an offence to cut any standing timber.
  • Dogs are permitted, provided they are kept on a leash at all times. Please be aware of fox baiting programs operating in the area.
  • Horse riding is prohibited in the campgrounds.
  • The campground, picnic areas, shelters and toilets must be left in a clean and tidy state, with all rubbish removed.
  • Other conditions may be imposed by the ForestrySA Ranger.

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.