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Boating & Powercraft

If you’d like to take things at your own pace on the water, there are lots of options available.

Bringing your own boat or powercraft

If you would like to bring your own boat with you, please see our boating safety (including notices to mariners) and Loch Lomond byelaw information. If you’d like to use any craft with a motor on Loch Lomond, you need register it with the National Park Authority and display the registration number on your craft

Launch facilities operate from the Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway in Balloch seven days per week. The slipway at Milarrochy Bay is no longer in operation.

Stop the spread

Invasive non-native species are one of the key threats to nature in the National Park. Aquatic plants and animals can sometimes be unwittingly transported into a new environment on people’s equipment such as wetsuits, kayaks and fishing gear. The introduction of new species can threaten the delicate ecosystems in the National Park.

Every time you leave any body of water (in or outside of the National Park), please follow the national ‘Check, Clean, Dry’ guidance:

  • Check your equipment and clothing for living organisms. Pay particular attention to damp or hard to inspect areas.
  • Clean and wash all equipment, footwear and clothes thoroughly. If you do come across any organisms, leave them at the water body where you found them or on a hard surface to die out.
  • Dry all equipment and clothing. Some species can live for many days in damp conditions.

Read the full Check, Clean and Dry guides for different water users.

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