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In order to protect some of our most cherished lochshores, byelaws covering camping and firelighting are in place in certain areas from March to September.

During this time, you will need a permit to camp or (in some locations) to stay overnight in your motorhome in these Camping Management Zones.

What are permit areas?

The Camping Management Zones include a number of defined camping permit areas. Permit areas provide the opportunity to have a ‘wild camping’ experience in popular parts of the National Park. They have no formal facilities so please make sure you come prepared.

What you need to know

  • Permits cost £3 per tent or motorhome/campervan per night.
  • You can book a camping permit for up to three nights in one area.
  • You can book up to 8 weeks in advance.
  • You will be given a specific permit area number to camp in.
  • You can arrive from 1pm and must depart by 11am on the day you are leaving.
  • Our full terms and conditions for campers and motorhomes provide important information about your stay. Please familiarise yourself with them before you arrive.

Organised groups such as Duke of Edinburgh, Scouts, and youth organisations, who wish to camp in a Camping Management Zone can apply online for permission. There is no charge for these types of groups to camp in a Camping Management Zone.

Need some inspiration?

If you’re not sure where in the National Park you would like to camp, our Discover your Destination guide might help. may want to visit them all!