Forest Recreation

ForestrySA is proud to welcome visitors to its Mount Lofty Ranges, Mid North and Green Triangle forests.

Our forests are an important resource for sustainable timber production and native flora conservation, and habitat for native flora and fauna and water catchments.

But they are also a very popular place to play!

Hundreds of thousands of people visit our forests each year to camp, enjoy our hut-style accommodation, bushwalk, horse ride and take part in a host of organised community events.

Our Mount Lofty Ranges forest has become a recreational hotspot due to its close proximity to Adelaide.

Visitors come in the thousands to experience the great outdoors at its best, just an hour's drive from the city.

Your favourite South Australian horse riding, biking and camping destination is right here in the Mount Lofty Ranges. Click here to find out more!

*To ensure the protection of these forests and valuable community assets from fire, camping and barbecues are not allowed during the fire danger season.

Forest access permits

Permits are required for certain in-forest activities and events.

This helps ForestrySA to look after its forest areas for the benefit of local communities and visitors, ensuring they remain popular for years to come.

Mount Lofty Ranges and Mid North
To obtain a forest access permit for activities in the Mount Lofty Ranges and Mid North, please use the self-issue and payment facilities located outside ForestrySA's Mount Crawford, Kuitpo and Wirrabara forest offices.

Please note that electronic permits will not be accepted.

Green Triangle
Permits for activities in ForestrySA's Green Triangle forest reserves can now be accessed online. Click here to complete your Green Triangle electronic permit application. 

ForestrySA  also issues permits for recreational activities in OneFortyOne Plantations lease areas across the Green Triangle. Click here to complete your Green Triangle electronic permit application. 

A Green Triangle event application is required for larger group activities and in-forest events. Click here to find out more and complete your application.

For more information about permits and any fees payable in the Green Triangle, download the Permit Fee Schedule.

The forest is closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days. In the event of a fire call 000.

No fires of any kind are permitted to be lit by members of the public on ForestrySA land, including all Forest Reserves, between November 1 and April 30 in any year.