All South Australian parks are open for locals to visit, while social distancing. However, most facilities are closed, which includes campgrounds, playgrounds, communal facilities such as barbecues, firepits, showers & indoor camp kitchens, and bookable accommodation such as shearers’ quarters and lightkeepers’ cottages – including ForestrySA reserves
The Dry Creek Native Forest Reserve offers two walking trails; the Creek Bed Walk and River Walk and is only a 20-minute drive from Mount Gambier. This reserve invites visitors to meander along the creek beds and up to the viewing platforms to see a magnificent view of the Glenelg River.
A walk along the creek bed will take you along the Glenelg and you may even spot a wombat hole or two, as these shy natives are common in this area.
Dry Creek Native Forest Reserve Map, South Australia
Another walk available in the Dry Creek Native Forest Reserve is the Riverwalk. The Riverwalk is a little shorter at about 3 kilometres and takes about 90 minutes to complete. This walk features viewing platforms and you will see the spectacular Glenelg River along your way. This walk is easy to moderate and a person with average fitness will easily be able to complete the walk.
The Mount Gambier township is located on the slopes of Mount Gambier (an extinct volcano) and is inundated with volcanic craters above sea level and the limestone caves beneath. The creek beds of the Forest reserve were formed as the result of volcanic activities many years ago. If you are near to the Mount Gambier area and want to enjoy a bit of nature, be sure to visit the Dry Creek Native Forest Reserve.