Chookarloo Campground

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

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Mapsheet 2A, Kuitpo Office to Bridgewater Oval;
Mapsheet 1D, Mount Cone to Kuitpo Forest
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 9
Kuitpo Forest
Grid ref: 918 016
Longitude: 138.714981
Latitude: -35.203808
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Kuitpo Forest Information Centre
Open 10am-12pm on Fri, Sat, Sun (subject to ranger availability)
Phone: (+61 8) 8391 8800 between 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Camping is permitted from 1 April to 30 November annually, outside of the fire danger season.
Fees apply for camping at Chookarloo.
Please make your booking online using this link:
Refer to the on-line booking system for information about camping fees. Payment is required at the time of booking.

From July 1, 2022 the applicable fees are...
$18.70 per vehicle, per campsite
Adult $7.30, Child $4.20 (walk-in / ride-in only)
shelter, water, fireplaces, tables, seating, toilet
Please note that in addition to fire bans applicable to the Mount Lofty Ranges Region, special fire restrictions apply to ForestrySA accommodation and campsites. Provided that a Total Fire Ban has not been imposed by the Country Fire Service (CFS): Wood fires are permitted within the forest from 1 May to 31 October each year. Gas fires are permitted from 1 April to 30 November. Fireplaces should be cleared of all flammable material for a distance of 4 metres. Someone must be always present and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before leaving. Forests are very sensitive to fire, so please ensure all restrictions are followed. Occasionally access to Forest Reserves may be restricted. Refer to for forest closure information.

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3 thoughts on “Chookarloo Campground

  1. Apparently this site is often booked out for school groups – though there are two dedicated sites for walkers. A good alternative site is Jacks Paddock, only about 500m off the trail and maybe 4km before Chookarloo when heading north.

  2. Dropped in here to pick up water in early May 2012. Facilities are good with large water tank, shelter, and toilet.

    Camp sites looked ok. While I was there I noticed a lot of vehicle traffic around the campsites, possibly because the site is close to the main road.

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