Mount Crawford Forest Reserve

The Mount Crawford Forest Reserve is located in an historic mining district of 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 within a picturesque community playground.

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

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

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


745 Warren Road

Mount Crawford


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Acknowledgement of Country —

The Barossa is located on the traditional lands of the Ngadjuri, Peramangk and Kaurna people