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Go wild camping

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

Our camping permit areas and campsites are now open 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 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.

If you love the solitude of a ‘wild camping’ experience and a night under the stars, there are plenty of great places to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the National Park.

In Scotland, you can ‘wild camp’ as part of your right of responsible access through the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. This type of camping is lightweight, done in small numbers and only for two or three nights in any one place.

‘Wild camping’ is an amazing way to experience the National Park, whether it’s watching the sun rise over Ben A’an or backpacking your way along the famous West Highland Way.

If you are ‘wild camping’, help to avoid causing problems for local people and land managers by not camping in enclosed fields of crops or farm animals and by keeping well away from buildings, roads or historic structures. Take extra care to avoid disturbing deer stalking or grouse shooting. If you wish to camp close to a house or building, seek the owner’s permission.

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code doesn’t allow car or vehicular access to camp or long stays that impact on the local environment.

You can find out more about your rights and responsibilities on the Scottish Outdoor Access Code website.

Please be aware that ticks (which can carry Lyme disease) are present in the National Park, especially during the Spring and Summer months. Read up on tick safety and precautions before your visit.

Camping Byelaws

Camping is welcome throughout the National Park but in order to protect some of our most cherished lochshores, byelaws covering camping and firelighting are in effect in some parts of the Park between March and September.


Camping Management Zone sign

Byelaws for 2019 came into effect on March 1st, and will remain so until September 30th. October to February will be unaffected.

The byelaws create Camping Management Zones covering less than 4% of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. To camp in these zones you must have a permit or stay in a campsiteYou’ll find some useful questions and answers about the byelaws here.


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