The current Covid-19 guidance from Scottish Government asks that households should not be mixing indoors. In light of this our advice is also that groups from different households should not mix in a tent. Please consider this advice when you are booking a pitch at one of our campsites.
Many National Park facilities have reopened but some may be open at limited times or at a reduced capacity especially as we move into winter. Please Think, Check and Plan ahead by going to our Advice to Visitors page.
Please note some things at our campsites may take a little longer than usual or be a bit different than before:
– For now, there will be no drinking water or shared washing up facilities available on site. Please make sure you come prepared with everything you need (plenty of drinking water, washing up bucket/bowl and biodegradable washing up detergent like Ecover).
–The campsite toilets will be open for those booked into the campsite. There will be enhanced cleaning in place to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
– We are advising campers to be as prepared as possible before they set off for the National Park, as local shops, restaurant and cafes may not be operating at the same capacity, so supplies of bottled water and other essentials may not be available locally.
Surrounded by forest and with wonderful views of nearby hills and mountains, Loch Chon is a gem of a discovery for outdoors fans. It’s fabled that the sheltered water, located between Kinlochard and Inversnaid on the minor B829 road, has a resident kelpie (water spirit), as well as one of the world’s largest populations of faeries! Discover more about the area >
Loch Chon is an informal campsite offering the opportunity to camp in a small, picturesque site with basic facilities. Nestled in woodland on the shores of beautiful Loch Chon, it offers 26 pitches for tents through a mixture of open and woodland camping. Each pitch comes with one designated parking space, access to toilets and fresh water.
There are two accessible pitches (Pitches 8 and 9), with accessible toilets and designated parking nearby, and one double pitch (pitch 21) with space for two tents for bookings of four or more adults. View a map of the campsite >
What you need to know
The campsite is nestled in woodland, with beautiful views over Loch Chon and the surrounding area.
A new borehole has been installed in 2019. This supplies water for flushing toilets, washing hands and dishwashing. Please note there are no showers on site.
Filtered drinking water is provided from the outside taps at the washing-up sinks and a drinking water taps.
Prices are £7 per adult per night, children under 16 go free.
Please note that bins are not provided so campers are asked to take home all waste and recycling to dispose of at home.
We also encourage campers to try to reduce the amount of waste they generate while staying at the campsite.
Parking is available on-site and you will be allocated one designated parking space when you book your pitch. Please note there is no additional car parking available on site.
Access across the site is provided by a formal path network, not all the paths are flat and there are some short flights of steps.
Pitches are not immediately located next to the car park spaces and you will have to carry your gear up to 150 metres, depending on your pitch location.
Accessible pitches (Pitches 8 and 9) are available on-site, with accessible toilets and designated parking nearby.
Pitches come with fire bowls and fire wood is available to pre-book online along with your camping pitch – we have found that people tend to enjoy a fire so much that two bags are often required.
Pitches 7, 15, 18 and 19 have raised wooden platforms and you’ll need to use the chains and hooks provided in order to secure your tent. Read here a very easy guide on how to use the chains and hooks. Our poster on site will also offer you guidance.
You can book up to 2 weeks in advance (summer 2020) and stay for up to three nights.
The campsite is open from 1st March – 30th September (extended to 26th October for 2020).
Pitches are available from 2pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 11am on day of your departure.
Our full terms and conditions provide important information about your stay. Please familiarise yourself with them before you arrive.
There will be lots of midges during the summer months. Please come prepared!
Flick through our album to see photos of all pitches, as well as the facilities we offer (i.e. parking lots and toilets):
From Aberfoyle: head west on Main Street/A821 toward Duke’s Pass. Continue straight onto Lochard Road/B829 and continue to follow this road for approximately 6.9 miles. Take a left turn and continue for 100 yards.
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