While lockdown restrictions continue to ease, it’s important to keep up to date with the latest Scottish Government guidance. Please plan ahead before you visit the National Park and read our advice for visitors.
With a multitude of inlets to investigate and islands to explore, as well as large expanses of open water, Loch Lomond has something special to offer every kind of sailor. There are extended speed restriction areas for powered craft at Milarrochy Bay and around the islands between Balmaha and Luss. These parts of the loch are particularly suitable for peaceful, relaxed sailing.
If you would like to bring your own boat with you, please see our boating safety, 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.
Please be aware that from 1st April 2017, the slipway at Milarrochy Bay will no longer be in operation.
Launch facilities will continue to operate from the Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway in Balloch seven days a week.
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:
Read the full Check, Clean and Dry guides for different water users.