Youth Hostel Road (YHA) Campsite

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Shelter (large)
Mapsheet 2D, Tower Hill to Tanunda
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 9
Mt Crawford Forest
Grid ref: 128 586
Longitude: 138.953445
Latitude: -34.694172
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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:
Minimum of 2 night stay and intended for group bookings (max of 20 people).
On line bookings at
From $77.00 per day/night (valid as at July 2021).
An exclusive use campground in a scenic location with creek, this secure area provides space and privacy for small to medium groups with a shelter, picnic tables, toilet and camping area.
This site was the location of the former Mt Crawford YHA. The building was demolished around 2007 and in 2016 it was redeveloped by Foresty SA as a campground.
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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2 thoughts on “Youth Hostel Road (YHA) Campsite

  1. The "Youth Hostel" mentioned is no longer there – there is only a concrete slab and a block which used to have a plaque on it. About 300m east is the campground. It has a small shelter (roof, no walls) with a picnic table.

    There is no water and no toilet.

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