Thursday, 28 September 2023
Latest forest information
Please be aware that due to the recent prolonged hot and dry weather, there is an increased likelihood of Blue/Green algal blooms forming in Loch Eck.
These blooms can produce toxins which, when ingested are very harmful and potentially fatal to dogs in particular. They can also cause sickness in people.
To be safe, do not let your dog into the water anywhere around Loch Eck and look out for our on site warning signage.
- This destination contains areas of open water which can be hazardous if you are not suitably prepared. Follow our water safety advice and take care.
A picturesque picnic spot with lochside views
As you follow the road along the eastern shore of Loch Eck, stop at one of our picnic sites and enjoy gorgeous views across the loch. Jubilee Point picnic site is particularly photogenic, so don't forget to bring your camera.
Loch Eck is a great place for wildlife. Red squirrels forage its shores and deep under its surface swims Scotland's rarest freshwater fish – the powan. This relic from the ice age is a protected species and is only found here and in Loch Lomond.
Take to the water
Portable, non-motorised craft - like canoes or kayaks - can be launched from Jubilee Point.
Camping from your vehicle is not permitted here. There are campsites with facilities nearby at Sandbank and Kilmun, by Dunoon.
Facilities and access
The nearest public toilets are at Whistlefield and the café at Benmore Garden.
Stay the Night
Motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained and have their own toilet facilities will be able to stay overnight at the Jubilee Point car park from 1 April – 31 October 2023.
There is a £7 charge to Stay the Night at all participating car parks. Payment can be made through RingGo with details of how to do this at each car park.
To help plan your stay, please see the details below:
- Height barrier – No
- Motorhome capacity of car park – 2
- Suitable for large vehicles/caravans – Yes
- Parking notes - Stay the night only available at the Jubilee Point car park, approximately half way down Loch Eck on the east side, off the A815. Car park on slight slope - levelling blocks recommended. Please leave a 4m gap between other motorhomes and do not block the gate beyond the car park. Entry/exit can be tight in large vehicles.
Please visit our Stay the Night page for full details, participating locations, best practice, and terms and conditions of use.
Car parking information
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
There are two car parks with picnic facilities along the east bank of Lock Eck on the A815. Jubilee Point can be found approximately half way along the loch.
PA23 8SG is the nearest postcode.
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