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Forest recreation in the Green Triangle

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 accesto 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.

View a Green Triangle Native Forest Reserve map

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. 

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. 

Click here to view our recreational fee structure.

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.

Click here to lodge an event application.

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):
Mobile number:
Residential address:
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).

Ghost Mushroom Lane

An after dark adventure available during May and June annually

The Ghost Mushroom Lane visitor site is reopening 1 May 2021!

A luminous mushroom can be found growing in Limestone Coast pine forest during May and June and ForestrySA is pleased to offer you the chance to experience the brilliant glow first hand!

Click here to get your Access Pass and take part in this unique annual forest experience, just a short drive from Mount Gambier. Guided tours are also available to book (fees apply).

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