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Sallochy Campsite

Where we are

Forest notice

We hope you’ve been enjoying the walking trails at your nearby forests during lockdown. As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you back more fully, and are working hard to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.

At this location:

  • The car park is closed.
  • Toilets are closed while we work to make them safe for you to use by implementing new Health Protection Scotland guidance on cleaning and maintenance. Please “go before you go” and check helpful apps or websites to find toilets that are open nearby.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Sallochy Campsite remains closed during this time.

Forestry and Land Scotland’s campsite on East Loch Lomond

Sallochy Campsite is situated on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond and offers stunning views across the loch towards the Arrochar Alps. The small beach is a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the scenery and the 200 year old oak woodland is a peaceful place to stroll and spot some local wildlife.

The campsite has basic facilities to give you a 'wilder' camping experience. Composting toilets and drinking water are available but there are no showers on-site.

The site is ideal for families, walkers and those wanting to experience a short outdoor break in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Please book early to avoid disappointment as the campsite is often full during the summer.

Sallochy is a great resting place after a long day of walking on the West Highland Way and an idyllic setting to enjoy a picnic or barbecue by the water.

Why not explore the walking trails at Sallochy while you visit?

Sallochy campsite map (PDF 313KB)

Guide map to Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (PDF 4.7MB)

Facilities & access

Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Tourist information
Tourist information

Opening and closing dates

We are open seasonally from 1 March to 31 October.

Our campsite wardens are on site between 12:30pm and 7:30pm, 7 days a week.

Booking information

We require a full payment at the time of booking and are a tent only campsite. Our policy is for a 3 night maximum stay.

Price list

  • £7 per adult
  • £1 per child
  • £5 per vehicle
  • Under 5s free

Camping pitches

We offer a number of pitches in various locations around our site. From the stunning loch side pitches to the central area pitches there is a spot for everyone. All pitches are first come first serve.

Each pitch has x2 tents and x4 people maximum as we don’t permit group bookings. The campsite wardens reserve the right to refuse your booking if you do turn up in a group.

Please be aware there are no showers on site and there is no hot water available.

Local byelaws specify that the public consumption of alcohol is not permitted anywhere on East Loch Lomond. We ask all campers to respect this byelaw, so that everyone can enjoy their stay at Sallochy.

Pets are welcome on all pitches, however, please ensure they are kept under close control at all times.


Site Rules

  • Twenty central camping pitches (max 2 tents/4 persons per pitch)
  • Ten loch side pitches (max 2 tents/4 persons per pitch)
  • Composting Toilets and cold water sink for drinking water and dish washing
  • Fire pit hire - £5 each per night. Wood available for £5 per bag
  • Wardens Hours are 12:30 – 19:30 

Pitches are available from 2pm on day of your arrival and must be vacated by 11am on day of your departure.

If you have pre booked and there is no warden on site you can pitch up (central area or loch side) and come and see the wardens to check in once they have arrived on site.

The maximum length of stay is three consecutive nights.

We cater for walkers and families and do not allow group bookings.

Please state in the 'Other Requests' box on the Contact Details stage of your booking how you will be arriving - walking or by car. If you are arriving by car please provide your car registration. There is a £5 charge per vehicle and this provides free parking at all FLS Queen Elizabeth Forest Park car parks for the following day.


We operate a non-refund policy for all bookings cancelled within 72 hours of arrival date.


Please respect your fellow campers and keep noise to a minimum between 11pm and 7am.

Be aware we cater for lots of young families. If any complaints are received regarding your conduct then you will be asked to leave the site with no refund.


Dogs are welcome and should be kept under close control at all times. Please clean up after your dog and do not allow fouling of the camping areas.

Health and safety

Please ensure children are supervised appropriately, parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring they can explore safely here.

The vehicle speed limit on site is strictly 10mph and parking is permitted in designated bays only.


Fires are permitted only in the fire pits available to hire from the wardens. Wood can also be purchased so please do not damage trees, or disturb the protected habitat here by collecting dead wood.

BBQs must be raised off the ground and kept well clear of trees.

Please ensure fires and BBQ's are not left unattended and safely extinguished after use.


Please dispose of waste in the bins provided please and refrain from putting unwanted tents in our commercial bins and instead take them away with you on departure.


The public consumption of alcohol is not permitted anywhere on East Loch Lomond

Your views

If you have any feedback about your stay, please email sallochy.wardens@forestryandland.gov.scot

Getting here

From Drymen, follow signs for Rowardennan. Sallochy car park is 9 miles along this road on the left.

Using SatNav?

G63 0AW is the nearest postcode.

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Have a question or suggestion for improvement?

07826 935016
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