Camping in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
Campsites in Loch Lomond and the TrossachsIf 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.
1 Loch Lomond Campsite
More about camping in Loch Lomond
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.
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.
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.
Things to do in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
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.
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.
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.
Places to visit
The amazing Sea Life Centre at Balloch transports you to an underwater world. 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.
The village of Balmaha is around two miles away from Milarrichy 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.