Please plan ahead before visiting the National Park and read our Advice for Visitors.

Close alert
Skip to navigation
Menu
Search
loch-chon-panorama-and-surrounding-forested-hills

Loch Chon Campsite

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, travel within all of mainland Scotland is permitted from 16th April. Please check the latest Scottish Government guidance to make sure you are sticking to the rules.

Our camping permit areas and campsites open on 26th April and can be booked up to four weeks in advance. Please note Inchcailloch campsite remains closed at this time and campsites or camping areas may be operating differently or on reduced capacities.

Please remember that Seasonal Camping Management Byelaws are in operation between 1st March and 30th September. During this time the Byelaws will continue to be enforced by National Park Rangers and Police Scotland.

Please plan accordingly for your visit as not all facilities will be available, remain patient as everything may take a little longer than usual, and respect the Park, other visitors and local communities.

Campers should be as prepared as possible before they set off for the National Park, as local shops, restaurants, cafes and facilities may not be open.

Prepare for your visit by going to our Advice to Visitors page.

 

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

young-couple-crouched-next-to-tent-entrance-holding-baby-standing-on-his-two-feet-at-loch-chon-campsite-in-forest-folding-chairs-open-on-the-right

Loch Chon campsite

  • The campsite is nestled in woodland, with beautiful views over Loch Chon and the surrounding area.
  • Toilets on-site.
  •  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 4 weeks in advance (2021) and stay for up to three nights.
  • The campsite is open from 1st March – 30th September.
  • 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!

Image gallery

Flick through our album to see photos of all pitches, as well as the facilities we offer (i.e. parking lots and toilets):

Getting there

  • 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.

Back to top
Skip to content