Get a taste of the great outdoors
ForestrySA’s forest reserves are an important resource for sustainable timber production, provide habitat for native flora and fauna and are also home to water catchments.
But they are also a very popular place to play. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to camp and enjoy hut-style accommodation, bushwalk, horse ride, mountain bike, hunt for Ghost Mushrooms, cave dive and take part in a host of organised community events and motor sport rallies.
Our Kuitpo and Mount Crawford forests are particularly popular due to their location just an hour’s drive from Adelaide, with hundreds of thousands of visitors annually immersing themselves in our unique slice of bush tranquility. It is both their beauty and close proximity to the city which makes our forests a popular choice for wedding ceremonies.
In the South East of the state, our Green Triangle Native Forest Reserves have long been popular for their biodiversity and abundance of natural features, such as wetlands, natural limestone caves and sinkholes.
As a South Australian Government forest manager, ForestrySA also facilitates public access to local Crown Land under lease arrangement to pine forest grower OneFortyOne Plantations.
This arrangement allows thousands of people to continue to visit these local forests just as they have always done, to enjoy horse riding, bushwalking, cave diving, Ghost Mushroom hunting and much more.
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).