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In order to protect some of our most cherished lochshores, byelaws covering camping and firelighting are in place in certain areas from March to September.

During this time, you need a permit to camp or (in some locations) to stay overnight in your motorhome in these Camping Management Zones. Permits can be purchased online using the search bar to the right.

What are permit areas?

Camping Management Zones include a number of defined camping “permit areas” within which a number of permits are allocated. A camping permit allows you to camp anywhere within your chosen permit area – you are not allocated a specific space. Permit areas provide the opportunity to have a ‘wild camping’ experience in popular parts of the National Park and have no formal facilities, so please make sure you come prepared.

Where are the permit areas?

Explore our permit areas using the map below.

What you need to know

  • Permits cost £3 per tent or motorhome/campervan per night.
  • You can book a camping permit for up to three nights in one area.
  • You can book up to 8 weeks in advance.
  • A permit allows you to camp anywhere within your chosen permit area.
  • You can arrive from 1pm and must depart by 11am on the day you are leaving.
  • Bookings may be cancelled  by contacting campingbookings@lochlomond-trossachs.org up to four weeks prior to the start of the intended stay. No refunds will be given for bookings with a value of less than £7.
  • Our full terms and conditions for camping and motorhomes provide important information about your stay. Please familiarise yourself with them before you arrive.
  • Useful questions and answers about the byelaws can be found here.

Organised groups such as Duke of Edinburgh, Scouts, and youth organisations, who wish to camp in a Camping Management Zone can apply online for permission. There is no charge for these types of groups to camp in a Camping Management Zone.

Need some inspiration?

If you’re not sure where in the National Park you would like to camp, our Lochs in the National Park guide might help.

Warning…..you may want to visit them all!

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