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National Park slipways

Please be aware that the DMMS slipway will be closed on the following dates:

  • 8th – 12th August
  • 23rd – 25th August

This is due to the European Championships Open Water Swimming Competition and the Great Scottish Swim.

Closure is always a last resort but is the safest option for events of this scale.

Due to the infrastructure required for an event on the scale of the European Championships event,  there will also be some restrictions to parking at the slipway.

The construction of the infrastructure will begin from 23rd July and remain in place until 19th August. Access to at least one slipway will be available during this period.

Between 23rd July and 7th August, and 13th to 19th August, loch users will be able to launch as usual but will not be able to park their boat trailers in the usual place. Instead they will be directed to the Loch Lomond Shores overflow car park from where a shuttle bus will be provided to bring them back to the slipway to their boat. The shuttle service will also be there for them to pick up their trailers for retrieval from the loch.

Further details of the shuttle service and traffic management measures are being agreed with Glasgow 2018 event organisers and will be publicised closer to the time.

We know that the loch is a popular place for many different people and we aim to strike the balance between the needs of everyone whilst also keeping people safe.

Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway

Pier Road
Balloch G83 8QX
Tel: 01389 722030
VHF: Channel 16 or 80 Call Sign: National Park Slipway.

Opening times

  • Daily, 08:30 – 21:00


  • Launch facilities (charges applicable) and trailer park
  • Base for the water-borne Rangers and boat registration
  • Shower, toilet and changing facilities
  • Full range of leaflets
  • Shop selling lifejackets and other boating items
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