Visit our forests

Visit us in the Mount Lofty Ranges and Limestone Coast

We manage public access and nature-based recreation across 33,000 hectares of forest reserves within SA’s Mount Lofty Ranges and Limestone Coast.

Our staff also look after public recreational access to more than 80,000 hectares of pine plantation leased by OneFortyOne Plantations in the Limestone Coast.

There is plenty to see and do, with an estimated 500,000 visiting each year for activities such as camping and accommodation, bushwalking, hiking, running, bike riding, horse riding, fossicking, orienteering and rogaining, wedding ceremonies and so much more.

Scroll down to find out more about our forests and their locations.

 

The forest is closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days. To report a fire, call 000.

For fire ban information phone 1300 362 361 or visit the CFS website. Being aware of a Total Fire Ban is your responsibility.

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).

Kuitpo Forest

Kuitpo Forest is situated in the south Mount Lofty Ranges, just 45 minutes’ drive from Adelaide, near the township of Meadows. It is also home of our Head Office, on Brookman Road and the popular Chookarloo Campground.

Visit Kuitpo

Mount Crawford Forest

Mount Crawford Forest is situated in the northern Mount Lofty Ranges, an hour’s drive from Adelaide, about 7km from the township of Williamstown. It is also home to Fox Creek Bike Park, SA’s premier bike riding destination.

Visit Mount Crawford

Second Valley Forest (Fleurieu Peninsula)

Second Valley Forest is situated in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges, 1.5 hours’ drive from Adelaide. Located on the Fleurieu Peninsula, it is home to the breathtaking Ingalalla Falls and walking trails, near the regional township of Hay Flat.

Visit Second Valley

Green Triangle Forest (Limestone Coast)

The Green Triangle Forests are located in the Limestone Coast, in the heart of the famous Green Triangle timber producing region. The forests are close to the city of Mount Gambier, about 450km from Adelaide. This forest is known for its limestone caves and karst features, and is home to Ghost Mushroom Lane which attracts 20,000 each year.

Visit Green Triangle