Enjoy native and commercial forests in the Limestone Coast
ForestrySA manages more than 12,500ha of Native Forest across the Green Triangle forest district in the Limestone Coast, and facilitates public access to plantations leased to OneFortyOne.
These forests have long been popular for their biodiversity and abundance of natural features, such as native flowers, plants and wildlife, wetlands, limestone caves and sinkholes and provide many opportunities for recreation access.
Explore natural areas
More than 50 Native Forest Reserves are found scattered among pine plantation throughout the region and are managed for conservation with special protection. Several key visitor sites facilitate access to picturesque sites via trails, with activities including bushwalking, bird watching and low impact cycling welcome.
All areas are open to the public during daylight hours. However, in the interest of environmental protection, tracks are closed to vehicles and motorbikes, horses are not permitted, and pet access is restricted.
All forest visitors are asked to observe the Native Forest Reserve code: Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures.
Enjoy the fresh forest air
A broader range of activities such as horse riding, bike riding, bushwalking, cave diving and Ghost Mushroom hunting are available in plantation areas.
Forest access is welcome during daylight hours and does not require a permit. The plantation lease area is run as a commercial forest and members of the public are asked to avoid all operational activity and abide by signage and access restrictions.
Please keep to established tracks when driving and respect the forest environment, including flora, fauna and forest facilities.
ForestrySA Mount Gambier office
152 Jubilee Highway East / PO Box 162
MOUNT GAMBIER SA 5290
Telephone: (08) 8724 2888 (during business hours)
Permits, fees, events and commercial users
Some activities require a permit or license and may also incur a fee.
To obtain your permit for activities in this area, please click on the activity tabs listed under the Recreation Green Triangle menu on the homepage. More information for minor activities can be found below.
An event application must be lodged for larger group activities such as community events, motor rallies, military exercises, orienteering, rogaining and some caving activities.
Businesses wishing to use the forest for commercial activities can apply for a license by lodging the event application form. Further information is available here.
Permits for other activities
For activities not covered by our permitting system, please apply by clearly providing the following details below via email to our team.
Date of activity:
Full name (First, last) :
Other persons names (or number of other people):
Further relevant detail (to help with processing):
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).