Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Shelter (medium),
Water Tank
Mapsheet 2D, Tower Hill to Tanunda
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 9
Mt Crawford Forest
Grid ref: 127 536
Longitude: 138.959698
Latitude: -34.738027
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Forestry SA.
Mt Crawford Forest Information Centre.
Mount Crawford Forest Office Warren Road. Office hours: 10am - 12pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For enquiries outside these hours, please phone or email Telephone: (08) 8521 1700. Email:

Fees apply for camping at Chalks.
Please make your booking online using this link:
Refer to the for information about fees.
Payment is required at the time of booking.
camp site, shelter, water, fireplaces, picnic tables, toilet
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.

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3 thoughts on “Chalks

  1. E2E S2N there 16.5.21
    A very popular large campsite for day activities and camping. We were there on a weekend and it was very busy.
    Large tank on main shelter with lots of water. Also new toilet block with lights, inc at night, pump toilet flushing, more water here.
    If you want a quiet time I would recommend Rocky Paddock especially on weekends if getting there early.

  2. I’m planning a 30km hike with scouts for the near future. Just need to clarify, is the water drinkable at this campsite or does it need to be treated first?
    Also, am i able to use a trangia stove in the campsite? I know that there are some restrictions regarding fires so it’s probably best that i follow them.
    Thanks 🙂

    • Hi Elise, water in all the tanks along the trail is drinkable. As with all such water tanks, we recommend as best practice that the water be treated by yourself prior to consumption.

      There are no restrictions on the use of trangia stoves during the non-fire danger season. During the fire danger season, from December to April, trangia stoves aren’t permitted on fire ban days – however much of the Heysen Trail is closed during this time anyway.

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