Cudlee Creek North (Grandpas Camp)

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Accommodation
Campsite,
Shelter (small),
Water Tank
Mapsheet
2C
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 6
Location
Mount Crawford Forest
Coordinates
Grid ref: 009 395
Longitude: 138.822601
Latitude: -34.866856
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Bookings
No
Fees
No
Facilities
Bush campsite, fire pit, stone table, small shelter (complete with logbook), rainwater tank, large flat camping area up from the fire pit.
Notes
Occasionally access to Forest reserves may be restricted. Refer to the Forestry SA webpage to check whether there are any upcoming closures for Mt Crawford Forest. https://www.forestrysa.com.au/recreation/mount-crawford-kuitpo/

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5 thoughts on “Cudlee Creek North (Grandpas Camp)

  1. Facilities

    Bush campsite, fire pit, stone table, small shelter (complete with logbook), rainwater tank, large flat camping area up from the fire pit.

    History of the site, as written in the logbook

    Cornelius (Kees) Geytenbeek was a post-war Dutch migrant who occupied the adjacent property from 1970 to 1999. A horticultural expert and philanthropist, he grew to love his adopted country and gained an appreciation of the Australian bush, its landformand eucalypts, planting a broad variety of species within the valley, vigorously persuing the managament of introduced weeds and shaping the lower valley into a park-like property. He endured the tragic suicide of his eldest son, aged 22, not far from here, but never emotionally recovered. he and his 2 year old grandson would walk to the culvert below here and share the simple pleasure of throwing rocks into the creek – one of the few experiences they would share before Grandad’s death to cancer in 1999, aged 65. The boy later recalled the special place as "Grandams Bridge".

  2. Stayed here night of 13/10/15. A popular spot. Really lovely. Heard and saw my first koalas for this end to end hike ( N to S)
    Seems odd there is no toilet. Tank only 1/4 full. Shame there is no tank from off the cubby roof.

  3. It says no bookings, but fees…I can’t find a mention of this campsite on forestry sa…any clue as to what the situation is and how to pay?

  4. Hi Adam, pretty sure that is a typo, there are no fees for this campsite. We’ll confirm that and re-post here

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