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East Loch Lomond Camping Byelaws

The East Loch Lomond Camping Byelaws have been introduced to help tackle problems of mis-use and overuse. The loch shore has been suffering for many years and the National Park Authority has introduced byelaws to help get the area back to being a place that both locals and visitors can enjoy.

Camping Restrictions

It is an offence to camp in the East Loch Lomond Restricted Zone at any time of day or night, except if you are using one of the official designated sites.The byelaws apply from 1 March to 31 October every year. Download a map of the restricted zone.
The restrictions apply to:
Tents, wigwams, bivouacs at any time
Gazebos overnight
Tarpaulin shelters overnight
Any form of shelter overnight
Sleeping in a motor vehicle overnight  
Overnight is 7pm to 7am. A maximum fine of £500 applies to breaches of the byelaws.

For information on the background to the byelaws click here

To read the East Loch Lomond Camping Byelaws 2011 - Three Year Report for Ministers 2014 click here.

Download pdf (4.5Mb)Patrolling

East Loch Lomond is regularly patrolled by both National Park Rangers and the Police during peak holiday periods and the summer months. Visitors to the area will be welcomed, advised of the byelaws and the justifications behind them and encouraged to enjoy the area but at the same time to act responsibly and respect it.
National Park Rangers and the Police are authorised to enforce the byelaws and encourage compliance. 

Camping Provision

You can camp within the restricted zone but only at the official sites located at Milarrochy Bay, Cashel and Sallochy.