Chalks camping area
This expansive and popular grassed site is set among river gums on Chalks Rd, close to the corner of Warren and Forreston rds, 4 km from the information centre. There’s a short walk from the parking area over bollards. The site can be closed during peak-summer fire danger periods. This camping area is along the Heysen Trail.
Who to contact: for Chalks camping area contact Foresty SA (08) 8521 1700, for all other campsites contact Parks SA Northern Lofty (08) 8336 0901; or Friends of the Heysen Trail (08) 8212 6299 www.heysentrail.asn.au.
This campsite is located in Mount Crawford Forest
This sprawl of forest reserve an hour’s drive north-east of Adelaide is a favourite escape for walkers, mountain-bikers and horseriders. Both the Heysen and Mawson trails weave through these forests and there are numerous camping locations to choose from, including more secluded hideaways. As well as the reserve’s natural assets, it’s also on the doorstep of the famed wine regions of the Eden and Barossa valleys. If you’re horseriding, you’ll need a permit, and there is now a camp that caters for horses at Starkeys Reserve.
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