Mount Crawford Forest



The Mount Crawford Forest Reserve is located in the Adelaide Hills, just an hour's drive from the city and 7km from the township of Williamstown.

It forms part of ForestrySA's 12,000-hectare Mount Lofty Ranges forest estate, providing sustainable softwood production and protecting conservation areas within a picturesque community playground.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the forests each year, to enjoy horse riding, bushwalking, mountain biking, camping and community events.

Fossickers have been attracted to the area since gold was discovered near Echunga in 1852. Permits are available for fossicking in designated areas of the forest.

Located at Cudlee Creek, Fox Creek Bike Park has been the premier mountain bike riding destination in South Australia for close to three decades. While devasted by the 2019 Cudlee Creek fire, ForestrySA and volunteers are bringing that status back, with trails reopening regularly.

Forest and camp accommodation is also available to book outside of fire season, at ForestrySA venues Thomas Hill House, Fromm's Farm, Cromer Shed, The Old School House, Ponderosa Hut, and Rocky Paddock and Chalk's campgrounds.

For more information about the recreational opportunities available or to book your forest stay, visit

For safety reasons, the forest is closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days.





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