Rocky Paddock Campground - Mount Crawford Forest

Private Campground - South Australia


Rocky Paddock was named among the RAA Magazine’s Top 10 Australian Campgrounds in 2014 – and for good reason!

Camping and public use of this campground is managed to ensure the continued, sustainable health of the forest and enjoyment to users. Please enjoy the site within guidelines to promote a healthy future for our forest.

Identified as one of Australia’s best campgrounds, Rocky Paddock offers basic bush camping among old pine plantation and unique rocky outcrops.

Camping permitted from 1 April – 30 November

Wood fires permitted from 1 May – 31 October. (These dates may change in seasons where high fire danger persists).

Facilities and features

  •     30 designated camping sites
  •     Hybrid toilet system with disability access
  •     Fire pits
  •     Picnic tables
  •     Rainwater (not suitable for drinking)
  •     Beautiful natural rocky outcrops

How to get there

Rocky Paddock Campground is located in the Mount Crawford Forest, a short drive from the Mount Crawford Forest Information Centre on Warren Road.

Online bookings and payment is now available and mandatory for all campgrounds at

Campers will be able to view campground maps, check campsite availability and secure a spot in advance.

Paper-copy camping permits will no longer need to be displayed on vehicles.

Forest visitors wishing to use a campsite for day visits will also be required to book and pay for their site online prior to arrival.

Use of fire pits within picnic areas will remain free of charge and available on a first-in, first-served basis.

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