Temporary exclusion area at Jupiter Creek
SA Water has issued a temporary trail re-route notification for a section of the Heysen Trail at Jupiter Creek.
The trail re-route will occur during the week of Monday 14th – Friday 18th November, 2022.
The reason for the re-route is because an aerial operation to control deer and goats will be undertaken in the Mount Bold Reservoir Reserve
During the operation publicly accessible areas of the Mount Bold Reservoir Reserve will be closed to the public. The adjoining ForestrySA Jupiter Creek and McIntyres forest reserves will also be closed to the public.
Temporary trail re-route
A temporary re-route will be in place during the operation, so walkers are not greatly inconvenienced. Signs will be in place to direct walkers onto nearby public roads.
The map of the temporary re-route is shown here
The affected section of the Heysen Trail is between the following points:
- from the southern access to McIntyres forest reserve (Gate MI2, Razorback Rd) – Grid Reference 936 088,
- to the northern access to Jupiter Creek forest reserve (accessed via Long Gully Rd) – Grid Reference 945 123.
You can find the Jupiter Creek section of the Heysen Trail on Heysen Trail Sheetmap 2A and Southern Guidebook Maps 2.10 & 3.1.
Signage will be in place to assist walkers
To prevent access by members of the public, signage providing information about the area closures will be erected at all main access points, including the Heysen Trail access points to the ForestrySA forest reserves.
A sign will be placed at the northern access point to Jupiter Creek forest reserve, directing walkers along the northern boundary of the forest reserve to Pocock Rd, where they will continue south to re-join the trail on Razorback Rd.
A similar sign will be placed at the southern access point.
A helicopter will fly over but not shoot in the forest reserves. Mobile patrols will be present to prevent access to closed areas.