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Best campsites in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

If you’re camping in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park you’ll never be short of things to do. Discover our campsites near Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond camping FAQs

What are the best family-friendly campsites in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs?
Our campsites have their facilities listed to make finding a site suitable for you and your family quick and simple. Look out for facility icons such as play area, parent and baby room and washing machines. View our best family campsites.
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023
Can you go wild camping in Loch Lomond?
The rules for wild camping are are complex. Please read our guide on Wild Camping here.
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What are the best camping and caravanning sites in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs?
There are both Club Sites and member exclusive campsites available, joining the Club gives you the best variety of campsites in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs to choose from.
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Which campsites at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs allow dogs?
Most of our campsites in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs allow dogs and have facilities to cater to your four-legged friend. Look out for dog-friendly facility icons on campsites, such as whether there is a designated dog walk or doggy shower. View a list of our top dog-friendly campsites.
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Which campsites in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are adult only?
Most of our campsites in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are family-friendly, however a selection of our member exclusive sites are adult-only. View our quieter campsites which are ideal for camping and caravan holidays inside of school term time.
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Things to do and see when camping in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

1. Experience the different lochs

With 22 lochs, numerous smaller lochs and around 50 rivers it’s no wonder the park is popular with campers who enjoy water-based activities. The Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Loch Drunkie, Loch Achry, Loch Ard and Loch Katrine at the Stronachlachar end of the park are particularly popular with paddlers.

2. Make the most of the glorious freshwater

Lomond is the largest body of freshwater in mainland Britain – plenty of room to paddle here, but the loch is also popular for boating, water skiing, bathing and picnicking, or simply sitting back to soak up the unique atmosphere and scenery.

3. Explore the National Park

It’s on the shores of this great loch where you’ll find the Club’s campsites in the Loch Lomond and Trossach’s National Park. Milarrochy Bay Club Site is located on the east shore of the Loch and boasts stunning views of the surrounding national park.

4. Climb a mountain

At 974m Ben Lomond is the highest mountain in the area. An activity centre in the village of Rowardennan provides tuition in windsurfing, canoeing, orienteering and archery. There’s also a small safe beach where youngsters can enjoy a paddle in the Loch.

5. Hikes and cruises

Walkers can pick up the West Highland Way from the village too. Head south again past Milarrochy to Balloch and enjoy a guided hike from the Loch Lomond Shores Visitor Centre or follow the sculpture trail from Loch Lomond Shores. Hop on a water bus from here too and enjoy a wide range of cruises (some visit the Loch’s islands) or hire a kayak, canoe or pedal boat.

6. Routes for the Cyclists

You can also pick up the Glasgow to Killin cycle route from Balloch or in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, just north of Milarrochy Bay Club campsite.

7. Visit Sea Life Loch Lomond Aquarium Centre

The amazing Sea Life Centre at Balloch transports you to an underwater world. Learn about sea conservation, see sharks after dark and many more exciting things!

8. Delve into history and nature

Learn about the Scottish folk hero Red MacGregor at the Rob Roy and Trossachs Visitor Centre at Callendar. Rob Roy’s Cave and Bracklinn Falls are here too. There’s a stunning circular walk-through woodland and the surrounding countryside from the waterfall. Enjoy walled gardens, nature trails and guided walks at Balloch Castle and Country Park at the southern tip of the Loch. For a taste of Scotland’s most famous tipple, head east from Balloch to the Glengoyne Distillery at Blairquhosh where whisky tours and tastings are on offer.

Worth noting

The village of Balmaha is around two miles away from Milarrochy Bay campsite by road. This small loch-side hamlet has a couple of pubs and a small village store. The National Park Information Centre is here and has informative, interactive displays, including some for children.

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