The seasonal Camping Management Byelaws have now finished until 1st March 2020. While you do not need a permit to wild camp anywhere in the National Park until then, please camp responsibly and in accordance with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
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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 to either book into a campsite or use a permit to camp or (in some locations) to stay overnight in your motorhome in these Camping Management Zones.
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.
You’ll find permit areas within the camping management zones. You can explore our permit areas using the map below.
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.
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!