Rocky Creek Hut & ‘Walk in’ site

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

'Walk-in' site,
Water Tank
Mapsheet 2A, Kuitpo Office to Bridgewater Oval
Southern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 10
Kuitpo Forest
Grid ref: 938 083
Longitude: 138.738724
Latitude: -35.146038
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Kuitpo Forest Information Centre
Phone: (08) 8391 8800 (10am-12pm, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Fax: (08) 8391 8801
Mailing address: PMB 2, Meadows SA, 5201
Camping is permitted from 1 April to 30 November annually, outside of the fire danger season.
Book on line -

Minimum 2 night stay
Hut booking is for the hut and the immediate vicinity in front of the hut, around the designated fire pit only
Overnight bookings are available between 1 April and 30 November.
Day bookings are available between 1 December and 31 March
On line bookings:
Refer to the on-line booking system for information about camping fees. Payment is required at the time of booking.

$18.30 per vehicle, per campsite
Adult $7.15, Child $4.10 (walk-in / ride-in only)

from $92.00 per day / night
(as at 11/7/2021)
Unpowered site
Maximum of 2 guests per booking
Rocky Creek Campground accommodates up to 16 hikers in total.
Distance from amenities: 200m from toilet facilities shared with Rocky Creek Hut
No vehicle access
Wood fires permitted in designated communal fire pit only

Rocky Creek Hut sleeps 5 people. Maximum occupancy in this exclusive-use area is 10 people
One room cottage, accommodating up to five people on two wooden platforms (linen not supplied)
Small food preparation area with sink (crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment not supplied)
Internal slow combustion wood heater
Solar lighting inside and outside.
Rainwater (not suitable for drinking)
Fire pit
Solar lighting inside and out
Two picnic tables

Detailed info from Forestry SA:

Please note that in addition to fire bans applicable to the Mt Lofty Region, special fire restrictions apply to Forestry SA campsites. Provided that a fire ban has not been imposed by the Country Fire Service: 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 present at all times and ensure that the fire is fully extinguished before leaving. Fines will be imposed if this advice is disregarded. Refer to the Kuitpo Forest Visitor Brochure for further information. 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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4 thoughts on “Rocky Creek Hut & ‘Walk in’ site

  1. Two night minimum stay? $92 for a hut?
    The price is ludicrous.
    Daylight robbery…

    I’m walking on my own, only need 1 wooden bunk and only want to stay 1 night. I’ll be walking right on by, ForestrySA

  2. I think most people don’t bother, espceially if they don’t need access to the hut itself.

  3. Walked through here in early May 2012. The campsites are good and there was plenty of water. The registration system is a bit of a hassle as the campsites are quite some distance (13km by road) from the registration facility at the info centre.

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