Rocky Paddock Campground

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Mapsheet 2D, Tower Hill to Tanunda
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 9
Mt Crawford Forest
Grid ref: 135 555
Longitude: 138.940881
Latitude: -34.717419
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Mount Crawford 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 Rocky Paddock.
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Refer to the on-line booking system for information about fees. Payment is required at the time of booking.
camp site, shelter, water, fireplaces, picnic tables, 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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2 thoughts on “Rocky Paddock Campground

  1. I would like to know about the fee for using othe fire pits at Rocky Paddock. Would like to spend a day in the forest l. Not camping. Just a 1 day.
    Cathy Down

    • Cathy, the Rocky Paddock campground webpage on the Forestry SA website says:
      “Forest visitors wishing to use a campsite for day visits will also be required to book and pay for their site online prior to arrival.
      Use of fire pits within picnic areas will remain free of charge and available on a first-in, first-served basis.”.

      You may need to bring your own wood. Forestry SA manage the area so a call to them check it out may be a good idea. Dom

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