Fires and BBQs

Fires and BBQs

Which parks allow campfires?

Many nation­al parks do not allow sol­id fuel fires (wood and char­coal) at any time. To find out which parks allow camp­fires use our find a park tool and refine your search to Camp­fires (sea­son­al restric­tions apply)’, this will dis­play all the parks which allow campfires.

Many nation­al parks allow gas and liq­uid­fu­el bar­be­ques through­out the year, some even allow camp fires, apart fromon days of Total Fire Ban. Each park is unique. Find out what’s allowed before you go by search­ing our web­site for the park where you’re stay­ing and check the safe­ty infor­ma­tion. You can also check this full list of park fire restric­tions.

Please note, you need to bring your own fire­wood as the col­lec­tion of fire­wood with­in nation­al parks is pro­hib­it­ed. Please ensure the fire­wood is free from dirt and weeds, to avoid bring­ing pest species into the park.

How can you be safe around a campfire?

If you’re look­ing for­ward to snug­gling around a camp­fire on your next camp­ing trip, know that there are some impor­tant rules and safe­ty mea­sures you need to fol­low to make sure you and our nat­ur­al envi­ron­ments stay safe.

Which parks allow barbecues?

Many nation­al parks, but not all, allow gas and liq­uid fuel fires, such as bar­be­ques, through­out the year (apart from on days of Total Fire Ban). Each park is unique, please check the safe­ty tab on the indi­vid­ual park page for rules spe­cif­ic to that park. Or refer to the full list of park fire restric­tions .

You can bring your own bar­beque or use one of our bar­beque facil­i­ties. To find out which parks have bar­beque facil­i­ties use our find a park tool and refine your search to BBQ facil­i­ties’, this will dis­play all the parks which have bar­beque facilities.

Total Fire Ban days

All fires and bar­be­cues (includ­ing gas and liq­uid fuel) are not allowed on days declared by the CFS as Total Fire Ban. To find out whether a Total Fire Ban has been declared for the park you are vis­it­ing refer to the South Aus­tralian Coun­try Fire Ser­vice (CFS) web­site or call the CFS Bush­fire Infor­ma­tion Hot­line on 1800362361 or con­tact the rel­e­vant park office dur­ing office hours.

Park clo­sures for fire danger 

South Aus­tralian nation­al parks are closed on days of Cat­a­stroph­ic Fire Dan­ger and may also be closed on days of Extreme Fire Dan­ger. You can deter­mine the cur­rent fire dan­ger rat­ing by check­ing the Fire Ban Dis­trict map on the CFS website. 

Pre­scribed burns

Pre­scribed burns are part of the Depart­ment for Envi­ron­ment and Water’s fire man­age­ment pro­gram. Pre­scribed burn­ing is the con­trolled use of fire to a par­tic­u­lar area of land­scape. The aim is to reduce fire fuel haz­ards, man­age native veg­e­ta­tion and pro­tect­ed bio­di­ver­si­ty in strate­gic areas of South Aus­trali­a’s parks and reserves.

Reduc­ing fuel haz­ards is impor­tant — it can make bush­fires eas­i­er to con­trol, help pre­vent a bush­fire spread­ing to res­i­den­tial areas, and ulti­mate­ly save lives and property.