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Loch Katrine Eco Camping

UK Scotland Central Scotland Stirlingshire

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Dogs welcome
  • Good walks nearby
Loch-side sleeping and exploring in one of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park's most historic locations

It’s not always clear which is the biggest attraction at Loch Katrine. The water itself – a nine-mile-long S shape in the heart of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park – or the 121-year-old single screw passenger steamship (the last of her kind) that sails across it. The world-famous steamer Sir Walter Scott came here in 1899 by barge, boat and horse-drawn carriage before being painstakingly re-assembled for her maiden voyage. Sadly, Sir Walter Scott is not currently sailing as she requires boiler repairs, please support the SOS – Save Our Steamship appeal to raise the funds to get her sailing next year. Details are on site and at the Loch Katrine website.

For today’s visitors it’s a far easier ride. A one-hour drive from Glasgow, a little more from Edinburgh, or the sleeper train from London to Stirling affording you a little less stress on your journey north. From Stirling, it's just a short drive into the spellbinding heart of the Trossachs and the Great Trossachs Forest National Nature Reserve. A truly magical setting, Sir Walter Scott described 'the scenery of a fairy dream’ in his famous poem Lady of the Lake.

Along with running the Steamship Café, the gift shop, a cycle hire centre and a fleet of boats with a variety of trips from piers around the loch, the team here at Loch Katrine also operate an excellent eco lodge site near Trossachs Pier and campervan sites at both Trossachs Pier car park and the lochside car park at Stronachlachar.

Opened in 2018, the 10 secluded lochside glamping lodges allow guests to enjoy modern comforts in the great outdoors. The lodges' prime position means glampers wake up in the long dawn shadows of Ben Venue, soundtracked by the rippling waters of Loch Katrine and the crinkling top of Ben A'an – the mountain in miniature – looming in the distance. As evening descends, the dramatic sunsets enjoyed from the lodges are very special indeed. Inside each eco lodge, a compact kitchen, heating, proper beds, TV and free Wi-Fi come as standard. The largest 'Loch' lodges also offer en suite shower rooms and underfloor heating while the new ‘Glen Lodges have en suite toilets and nearby they have their own designated showers.  The ‘Ben’ Lodges don’t have en-suite facilities but they have their own designated toilet, shower and wash hand basin close by.

As pampered as an eco lodge stay might sound, it’s still a far cry from the delights Queen Victoria experienced when she came to visit the loch in 1859, famously demanding an entire house and jetty be built for her exclusive personal use. Alas, despite the production of the gothic royal cottage and jetty, which can still be visited to this day, Queen Victoria never stayed there overnight. The 21 gun salute that greeted her arrival shattered almost every window in the house.

If you’re not listening to such tales as you take a narrated boat tour across the water, then hiring bikes on site is also a fantastic option, with a quiet and family friendly road winding alongside the loch shore for 14 miles to Stronachlachar Pier where the Pier Café provides welcome refreshments in a stunning setting. You can grab a one-way boat ticket to the far end of the loch (taking bikes and buggies on board) and pedal back along the almost car-free, loch-side road. Hiking, meanwhile, is the key attraction for many. Whether it’s a gentle stroll to Glengyle (the birthplace of Scottish legend Rob Roy MacGregor) or to nearby Primrose Hill, taking the long route to Ben Lomond or making your way up to the nearby peak of Ben A'an, there are endless opportunities to keep you occupied. The latter even boasts views back down to the loch, where you can see passenger boats gliding across the water. From up top you can really understand how Loch Katrine – “highland thief or robber” in gaelic – earned its name. It certainly steals your breath away.



At the eco lodge site open fires and charcoal BBQs are not permitted but small and large BBQs are available for hire for modest charges. There is no direct access to the loch from the eco lodges site but there are viewpoints and access to the water a short walk up the lochside. There is small play area (swings and seesaw) within an enclosed area within sight of all the lodges for children to enjoy safely.

There are  campervan/motor-home bays in the main Trossachs Pier car park with optional electric, water and WiFi hook up facilities and access to nearby toilets with a shower. There are also a limited number of campervan/motor-home bays in the lochside car park at Stronachlachar with access to toilets and a shower.

All eco lodges feature a small kitchenette with combo microwave, fridge and sink, Freeview HDTV, free Wi-Fi, lighting and heating, while the Glen lodges have en-suite toilets and the Loch lodges have en-suite toilets and showers and underfloor heating. All sleep up to four people and there is an additional wheelchair-friendly lodge with space for two adults and the option for up to two additional fold down sofa beds for young children. Finally, for the best views, there is also the luxury, elevated, two-person Loch Katrine lodge with fully glazed frontage. All eco camp guests receive 10% off sailings on the Rob Roy 111 the Lady of the Lake and cycle hire. There is a small shop on site where a limited range of supplies are available as well as a café/tearoom. Fishing on Loch Katrine is by boat only and requires a permit.

Suitable For

Glampers, campervans and motorhomes all welcome. Dogs welcome in some pods (supplementary charge). No caravans, stag or hen parties.


Catching a boat tour from Trossachs Pier to Stronachlachar is a must. The hamlet is full of history and not more than an hour’s walk from Inversnaid, a checkpoint on the West Highland Way. For cyclists, the road along the northern shore of the loch is a relatively flat, car-free tarmac surface, making it the ideal alternative route to the other end of the water. You can hire bikes from Katrine Wheelz (01877 376366) at Trossachs Pier and bikes can also be booked on board the boats, so you can cross the loch and cycle back. For other routes in the Trossachs, the ‘School House Cycle’ is a family-friendly trail that enjoys views across Loch Katrine and surrounding hills such as Ben A’an and Ben Venue. The trail itself is an easy ½-mile and can be combined with a cycle from Trossachs Pier or Stronachlachar but it also links up with 35-mile national route 7. Between Loch Katrine and Loch Achray, Ben A’an (Gaelic for “pinnacle” ) is one of Scotland’s more accessible peaks and one of the most rewarding hikes in the area. There are a series of well catalogued routes, for varying levels of hikers in the Great Trossachs Forest and Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (the latter boasts a visitor centre at the Lodge in Aberfoyle). The route from Loch Achray to the summit of Ben A’an is 2½ miles long, for those looking to experience the hilltop view without a complex climb. Other nearby attractions include the castles at Stirling (01786 450000) and Doune (01786 841742), whisky distilleries at Deanston (01786 843010) and Glengoyne (01360 550 254), the National Wallace Monument (01786 472140), Blair Drummond Safari Park (01786 841456) and Go Ape Aberfoyle (0845 094 9032).

Food & Drink

There aren’t many spots with a view like Loch Katrine's own Steamship café (01877 376 799). Grab some pre-exploration breakfast, lunch or enjoy a much deserved tea and cake, all overlooking the loch. Situated at the Trossachs Pier, the café offers a warm welcome and extensive array of locally sourced fresh food on offer for families, hikers and cyclists in the area, as well as those staying at the campsite. Open daily on a seasonal basis but not in the evenings. New for 2021 there is a takeaway facility, with lochside seating.

There are a number of places to eat and drink in lochside settings and also in the nearby settlements of Brig o Turk, Callander and Aberfoyle. A daytime visit to the Pier Café at Stronachlachar by boat is highly recommended.


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The Owner Says

Staying in Loch Katrine Eco Lodges or overnight in a campervan/motorhome are great ways to enjoy the stunning beauty of Loch Katrine.

When your day exploring nature’s wonderland is over – relax and let Loch Katrine be your home for the night!

There are 10 loch side lodges in one of the most special areas of the Trossachs overlooking Loch Katrine and Ben Venue, from which to choose. We offer you the opportunity to make one of these lodges your base for the week, weekend or a mid-week break away from the rat race.

At this unique location, we are sure that this will be the starting point for memorable adventures in the Trossachs with walking, the Great Trossachs Forest Footpath runs close by; cycling, fishing or just taking it easy and enjoying the beauty of this very special place which is part of one of Britain’s largest National Nature Reserves. During the darker nights, visitors can take advantage of our street light free location for a bit of star gazing too!

We hope to see you soon here at Loch Katrine!

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Social Distancing Measures

This year, the eight tent camping pitches will remain closed for the entire season in order to minimise the sharing of facilities. This means the lodges that use shared facilities will now have exclusive use. Loch lodges are fully en-suite. Glen lodges have en-suite toilets but share shower facilities (now with pre-arranged time slots). Ben lodges do not have en-suite facilities. This year, we will also be operating contactless check-in and have a new, rigorous cleaning routine, involving the regular deep cleaning of common areas and, of course, between all bookings, the lodges are cleaned thoroughly.


Four large Loch lodges (en suite shower and loo), two Glen lodges (en-suite toilet but not shower), four Ben lodges (shared facilities), eight camping pitches and 10 motor-home hook ups in the car parking area by the loch.

Glen Finglas Eco Lodge

Pod Sleeps 4 2 Available
The lodge has its own private toilet and wash hand basin (no shower). The lodge accommodates 4 people with two adult sized bunk beds and a king fold out sofa bed, bed linen and towels provided. It has a small kitchenette including a combi microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and sink. Free HDTV & WiFi.

MH 10 - Hard Standing non-serviced Pitch

All-weather Sleeps 6 3 Available
Our hard standing non-serviced pitches are located in our car park and are perfect for self-contained motorhome (no caravans please).

MH 1- Hard Standing Motorhome Pitch

All-weather with electricity Sleeps 8 9 Available
Our Hard standing pitches and hooks ups are located in our car park with and are suitable for self-contained motorhomes (no caravans please) as there are no shower/toilet facilities available at the moment. Each hook up is in a clearly marked bay and has easy access to the walking routes on the north shore of Loch Katrine.

Ben A'an - Standard Eco Lodge

Pod Sleeps 4
Our standard lodges are in a stunning location overlooking the Loch Katrine. Each have proper beds and a small kitchenette which includes a microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and sink.

Ben Ledi - Standard Eco Lodge

Pod Sleeps 4
Our standard lodges are in a stunning location overlooking the Loch Katrine. Each have proper beds and a small kitchenette which includes a microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and sink.

Ben Lomond - Standard Eco Lodge

Pod Sleeps 4
Our standard lodges are in a stunning location overlooking Loch Katrine. Each have proper beds and a small kitchenette which includes a microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and sink.

Ben Venue - Standard Eco Lodge

Pod Sleeps 4
Our standard lodges are in a stunning location overlooking Loch Katrine. Each have proper beds and a small kitchenette which includes a microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and sink.

Loch Achray - Eco Lodge

Pod Sleeps 4
Our luxury lodges have en-suite facilities; walk in electric shower, wc and heated towel rail. The lodge accommodates 4 adults with a double bed and king fold out bed, bed linen and towels provided. The lodges are in a stunning location overlooking Loch Katrine. All have a small kitchenette including a microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and sink.

Loch Arklet - Eco Lodge

Pod Sleeps 2
Our luxury lodges all have en-suite facilities; walk in electric shower, toilet and heated towel rack. This lodge accommodates 2 adults with a double bed and an option for one small child on a small rollout bed, all bed linen and towels provided. They have a small kitchenette which includes a microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and sink.

Loch Katrine - Luxury Eco Lodge

Pod Sleeps 2
Our luxury lodges all have en-suite facilities; walk in electric shower, toilet and heated towel rail. The lodge can accommodate 2 adults in a king sized bed and option of one child on a small sofa bed, with bed linen and towels provided. All have a small kitchenette which includes a microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and sink.

Loch Venachar - Eco Lodge

Pod Sleeps 4
Our luxury lodges have en-suite facilities; walk in electric shower, wc and heated towel rail. The lodge accommodates 4 adults with a double bed and king fold out bed, bed linen and towels provided. The lodges are in a stunning location overlooking Loch Katrine. All have a small kitchenette including a microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and sink.

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Contact Loch Katrine Eco Camping, Loch Katrine, By Callander, Stirling FK17 8HZ

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Getting There

From Callander, Loch Katrine is 10 miles via the A84 to Kilmahog, and then the A821 through Brig o’ Turk. From Aberfoyle it's seven miles via the A821 (Duke’s Pass). If you have a Sat Nav try Trossachs Pier Car Park which is at N56.23226 W4.42734. From the car park, head toward Duke’s Pass/A821 and, after around a half-mile, turn left onto Duke’s Pass/A821. Then turn left at the signpost for Loch Katrine and follow the road to the car park, remembering to pay for your stay.

The nearest train station is in Stirling, where you can change to get the bus to Callander or Aberfoyle, unfortunately, public transport options onto Trossachs Pier from both villages are limited. You can book a DRT (Demand Responsive Transport) car to get to you the Pier. Use this link for details Demand Responsive Transport


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Rated ★★★★★ over 65 reviews


Fantastic escape

We stayed in Loch Venechar eco lodge and absolutely loved it. Our first stay in a "pod" and we were so impressed with the size and facilities. Only 2 of us so plenty room to sit inside or outside when the weather gets challenging. The addition of coffee, tea , eggs, bread and even wine was an added bonus. The pods are spotlessly clean and the location stunning. I'm rating it superb but would almost wish to keep it quiet so I can get a booking and return!!

A gem of a place

From the staff at reception during booking enquiries, to the captains breakfast at the cafe, the bike hire, the ferry, walking, cycling, climbing up Ben An, not to forget the comfort of the log cabin. The only downside for me is the sofa bed is not great to sleep on. Otherwise, I love it and will be back!
Oct 31, 2021 by Harj Gill Verified Review

Little gem of a find!

Having just returned from a 4 night stay in Ben Ledi I can absolutely say that my partner and I would not hesitate to recommend to others.... The pod was clean, had everything you need and the added bonus of a private shower and toilet (which we weren't expecting!) albeit a 10 second walk from the pod. The location is stunning! The staff wonderful- Linda in particular was super informative and helpful :) Lots of walks nearby and beautiful scenery. Highly recommend hiring a small BBQ and breakfast pack; we cooked every meal on ours! Only downside (and it's no fault of the cabins) was the fact the Cafe was hardly open and when it was there was a very limited menu. Disappointing as we would have had drinks and a few meals there if it had been... Meaning you had to drive to get supplies or eat/drink out which we would have preferred not to. Nearby towns has plenty of facilities open though within a 15 min radius drive. We had hoped to cross the Loch to Stronachlachar but after hearing the cafe there too was shut we decided on a 45 min leisure cruise instead. This was lovely although a little on the pricey side for what actually amounted to only a 30 minute cruise out on the Loch... We found the cruise of Loch Lomond to be better value. In a nutshell though, wonderful! Perfect for a few nights break from the rat race to enjoy nature and its tranquillity. Enjoy!!
Sep 18, 2021 by Lyndsey Bak Verified Review

Fantastic place to stay

We booked the Glen Finglas pod for myself and two friends and it was perfect . Sofa makes a large double bed and two bunk beds , the bedding and towels were perfect. The whole pod was very clean in fact spotless . Small toilet and sink and it was a surprise to have our own shower ( we thought we would be sharing ). Hot water at all times. The reception were in touch with me regularly before our weekend to confirm full details . We had breakfast rolls in the site cafe which was great value. We took a boat trip down the loch . The whole area is so nice and chilling, great walks . We definitely stay here again and I have already recommended to friends such a great find. Thank you the place is fantastic

Ben Venue Eco Lodge

I’ve been wanting to stay in one of these camping pods since I first saw them when they first arrived at Loch Katrina and after a number of years finally got to do it, booking the last one available at the time. The pods themselves are very compact with a double bed made up by the two sofas and two bunk beds for kids. The kitchenette is very a very small area with no room to balance even a cup and no where to prepare anything. There is a small fridge which would only be enough room for your very basic things. A microwave is also provided which was a good powerful one. However you can not use this due to the plates and bowls only being picnic plates which are plastic and non microwaveable so microwave a waste of time. The plastic plates were all scratched, in the time of COVID I think pot plates/bowls would be better all round. The most frustrating of all was there is no hot water to wash pots when I queried this there never has been a hot water supply again why in times of COVID you are relying on the cleanliness of the previous person to have boiled the kettle in order to wash them properly. I ask myself would I go again. I think the issues I have raised should be looked into considering the situation we find ourselves in with COVID. You seriously need to rectify these issues with hot water and crockery due to hygiene issues.
Sep 5, 2021 by Sandra Eden

Great experience even for non-campers

We stayed in the Ben Lomand pod (which is one of the smaller ones) and had a great time! The location is stunning and there is so much to do in the area. Definitely recommend this to anyone, even if you’re apprehensive about camping.

Idyllic glamping experience

We had 6 nights in one of the smaller lodges. We are normally campers so this was a definite upgrade for us. The Ben Ledi lodge was really cosy and the provision of a small kitchenette suited our needs. The switch to an individual wetroom for exclusive family use during our stay was a welcome improvement. The staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the boat trip on the loch and hired some bikes - and found lots of other adventures close-by. Would definitely recommend these lodges to others wanting a calm and relaxing break...... but would also recommend lots of smidge!

Perfect Loch side accommodation in a stunning and peaceful location.

It seems that we were one of the few making this our main holiday for 2021, we didnt want to get caught up in all the restrictions of trying to get abroad due to Covid. It was an easy decision to make, we had wanted to find an excuse to get back up to Scotland, since our last visit to Inverness in 2015. The Cool Camping site came up with some options and when we saw the Eco Lodges, right by the side of Loch Katrine, we knew instantly that this would be the place to stay. We knew very little about the Trossachs, but the area looked amazing and the site would be the perfect location as a base for trips out to the local places of interest. We stayed in lodge Loch Achray, which has a small lounge/dining area, compact and functional kitchen and a lovely double bed. The bed was so comfortable, we didn't even miss our own at home. At the end of the lodge was a spacious toilet and shower room. The grounds for the site are conveniently located close to the steamship cafe and bar, where we could enjoy the odd pint and very occasional huge (order the captain) and sensibly priced Scottish breakfast. The site is private, but does have the main road to Stronachlachar (Stronny) in front, so daytime can be busy with cyclists and walkers passing by; and the occasional car with private access to the Loch. If you like wildlife, the whole area is amazing, but wait for it. Between July and August, Katrine has its own breeding pair of Osprey, which can be viewed really well through binoculars and when the young are stretching their wings in preparation for the long journey back to Africa. The area is great for walkers, cyclists and those interested in wildlife. There are the occasional visits from the pine marten, but we were unfortunate not to see one. Birds and Red Squirrel are abundant, especially at the Lodge in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park nr Aberfoyle nearby. The staff at Katrine are wonderful, friendly and helpful. We'd give the place 10/10 and highly recommend a visit.
Aug 9, 2021 by Paul Hiom Verified Review

Beautiful surroundings, clean and safe.

We stayed 5 nights at the beginning of August. The lodges and facilities were extremely well kept and immaculately clean and there never seemed to be a queue for the large and warm shower! Lodges included crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils although we found our camp stove came in very useful as microwave and toaster only gets you so far. The fenced off area around the lodges was ideal for our 3 and 6 year old meaning they could roam freely and safely making friends while we sat back with a glass of something. The Loch is beautiful and you could easily fill your time just exploring here on foot, boat and bike but there is plenty to do within a short drive too. We were lucky to see Osprey on our boat cruise and managed to get our 3 year old to the top of Ben A'an! Three Lochs Forest Drive also just around the corner with kid friendly walks. Two local towns within 20 mins for supplies and eating out. Bike hire on site was great but worth booking ahead for boats and bikes as we left it until arrival and it limited our options, although we were still able to do both during our stay. We stayed in Glen Finglas Lodge and only thing I would say is to perhaps add a mirror and plenty of towel and coat hooks as we had nowhere inside to dry them properly. Midges were a nuisance but would be the same anywhere (take bug spray, I was advised by a friend and so glad we did), one camper had their own net to put across the open door, maybe this would be good for all the lodges as it did get stuffy with door closed? Overall highly recommend and well worth the 8 hour drive!
Aug 8, 2021 by Matt Verified Review

Beautiful Spot with Great Accommodation but Watch Out for the Midges!

Terrific place for a family holiday! We stayed in the Ben Ledi lodge with our two primary-aged children and small dog at the end of July. The loch is breathtakingly beautiful, and the atmosphere at the eco-campsite is tranquil, so we were quickly able to relax after our long journey up from the south of England. There was plenty to do in the local area -- we climbed up Ben A'an, rented a canoe at Loch Ard and cycled the 12 miles to Stronachlachar Pier, returning to the campsite on the ferry. The only downside was the midges, so I would recommend taking candles and plenty of insect repellant.
Aug 4, 2021 by Graham Verified Review

Fantastic holiday at Loch Katrine Eco Camping!

We had a brilliant time on our recent stay at Loch Katrine. The cabin was really clean with all the facilities we needed for our stay. The separate bathroom and shower area was also spotless. The staff were brilliant and really helpful, particularly with advice for getting into the loch to canoe and paddle board. It is a stunning location and we were really spoilt with the weather so very lucky to spend most of our time on and in the loch! Our cooked breakfast at the Steamship Cafe was delicious and the staff there were also brilliant, so friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend a stay at Loch Katrine Eco Camping and we can't wait to go back soon! Many thanks to all the team ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lovely cabins next to a lovely loch

The cabins were easy to find, next to Loch Katrine which gives beautiful views from their door step. The cabins were well equipped, perfectly heated and a delight to stay in. The only let down was the 9am check out, most places it is at least 10am so we felt a bit rushed to get out in the morning. Would definitely recommend a stay here though.

Beautiful location and lovely camping

We spent 3 nights at the Ben A'an lodge, we loved the place. Beautiful viewing at the lake and comfortable lodge with small kitchen and beds at a fair price, a rare find in this area! Family friendly, safe and very clean, we will be back soon! Thank you
Jun 25, 2021 by Eleonora Verified Review

The location on Loch Katrine is beautiful

The location on Loch Katrine is beautiful and away from the business of Loch Lohmond. Aberfoyle and Callander are small villages easily reachable by car with 15-30 minutes. The ECO lodges are just so lovely, nestled beautifully amongst the tress. We splashed the cash and went for kitchenette and ensuite. Garden in front of lodges are a brilliant safe play space for kids and you can see them from your lodge. If going in summer take midge spray etc. Will definetely return next year on our way back down south from Fort William.
Jun 6, 2021 by Kam Gill Verified Review

Beautiful setting and great set up

Firstly the setting is stunning, lovely views of the lake and mountainous backdrop. We booked a standard campervan pitch (electric) and were upgraded free of charge to a pitch in front of the loch as we had booked for 3 nights. Staff very helpful and friendly. Toilets and showers were clean and modern and new facilities in the process of being built to extend capacity. Only suggestion would be for a water point to be installed near this pitch to save carrying water from the car park. We rode bikes along the north shore and there’s plenty of stop off points to enjoy the scenery. We’ll almost definitely be back.

Lovely stay

Lovely relaxed stay with beautiful surroundings and walks. All staff very helpful and great lunch at cafe. Great place to recharge and unwind. I will visit again.

Legs up, sit back chillax

It’s a kind of legs up sit back chillax kind of place, the kind of accommodation that oozes natural class. Couldn’t have wished for a more welcoming vibe when checking in to checking out. You really are made to feel welcome whilst being independent in your cozy self catering nest for the duration of your stay. It’s bliss, it’s clean, it’s well looked after. Get your stay booked at Loch Katrine Eco Lodges now.
Nov 7, 2020 by Greg Forsyth

Wonderful small glamping site

We stayed in Ben Ledi pod for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. The pod was spotlessly clean and had lots of home comforts, heating, sink, microwave, kettle, fridge, toaster, crockery, WiFi and TV. The other unexpected bonus was that our pod had private access to a pristine heated shower and toilet facility just metres away. The location is picture perfect and we spent our time exploring the surrounding lochs and hills. There are regular boat trips from the site around Loch Katrine and if you are staying at the accommodation a discount is given. Ben A'an is an achievable climb for families in a few hours with a reward of stunning views over the Trossachs. We also hired kayaks for 3 hours on nearby Loch Ard (Go Outdoors activity centre) great fun on the water and there's an island you can stop and take a break in the middle of the Loch. If you want to see some of the most picturesque scenery in Scotland you can't do better than the Trossachs and its all within a few hours travel to city locations like Stirling/Glasgow and Edinburgh . We'll definitely be back soon!


Great glam ping pod all mod cons Very clean & well equipped Very friendly helpful staff on hand Definitely returning to continue our walk around Loch Katrine.
Oct 16, 2020 by David Sprowl Verified Review

Amazing experience

Absolutely amazing experience in the lock katrine eco pod!! So warm and cosy with the underfloor heating. Stunning views of the Loch with the glass balcony meaning we could wake up and look at the view from bed!! Would definitely come back, wish we had stayed longer. There is a great drive nearby - the 3 lochs forest drive!!

Amazing pods, wonderful holiday

The Glamping pods are brilliant. We spent 3 nights enjoying Loch Katrine by walking, and on the local boat tour, bbq'ing lovely food on the pod decking, playing cards, reading, and exploring the local area. Would highly recommended a cream tea in Aberfoye and a drive to Lomond. The Eco Lodge staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly, with particular mention to Linda, Chris and Debbie. Their attention to detail with relation to the Covid situation is fantastic and we felt looked after and safe for our entire stay.

Magical night at Loch Katrine

We stayed one night in our campervan on ehu in the car park . We had a fantastic walk along the Loch in the evening and then again the next morning . We really enjoyed the peace of the Loch virtually to ourselves overnight , we slept really well . Communication prior to check in and after was brilliant .
Sep 23, 2020 by Karole Lang Verified Review


Absolutely amazing place. Lovely staff, great facilities, pretty views and lots of things to do. All for a really good price. Honestly couldn’t have asked for more. Very COVID safe too!

Comfortable but lacking some basic points.

The lodge was new and clean, but the bedding made up was a bunk bed, a bit strange for a couple, the shower was a distance away, and only available by appointment and between 09:00 and 16:00. (Although this was partly because of COVID.)The only cooking facility was a microwave.

Fantastic Location for Triking in the Trossachs

We spent 5 nights here and wish we could have stayed longer. The location was stunning and peaceful, with good cycling and walking opportunities. We spent a lot of the week traveling around on the trike around the stunning countryside taking in the views and fresh air. Had a great boat trip on the Loch and a brilliant meal in the café afterwards. Gordon and his team made us feel very welcome throughout our stay and the facilities were clean and spacious. A useful addition would be a chemical w/c emptying point, as many of us who carry our own toilet do so for good reason. Maybe this can be addressed in the future. Thanks again
Sep 13, 2020 by Lez Foote Verified Review


I stayed here for 1 night and it just wasn’t enough wish I booked up for longer. Such a beautiful place with friendly staff
Sep 7, 2020 by Teegan


Stayed for 1 night at the weekend there and couldn’t of been anymore relaxing. Such a cosy hut and all the staff were so welcoming. Scenery just tops it all off and great location. Will 100% be back


The perfect stay in a cosy well-equipped lodge, amazing views and good links to nearby beauty spots. Definitely will visit again!
Aug 17, 2020 by Ella Dunne Verified Review

Fantastic location

Brilliant lodges, Good value, well equipped and superbly located adjacent to the loch and visitor centre. The shower block was modern and immaculate! Highly recommended.
Aug 15, 2020 by Liam Verified Review

Stunning experience !

Oh my, this place is incredible ! The most amazing location, so close to the beautiful Loch and surrounded by amazing scenery. The staff were brilliant, so welcoming and passionate about Loch Katrine. Totally recommend a walk around the Loch to the beautiful picnic spot where you have a great view of the Lock and peaks, a trip on the steamer really fun too. You can even try the Loch Katrine ale which is a great drop. If you have time, check out the 3 Loch's drive on the Dukes Pass, you can easy spend a whole day soaking up the views and exploring the area. The accommodation is really comfy and super clean. We spent a glorious afternoon reading and cooking on the BBQ in front of the Loch, it was bliss. Needless to say we will return to Loch Katrine Eco Camping, 100% recommended.
Aug 12, 2020 by Sarah Verified Review

Over promise under deliver

Terrible experience don’t go with kids. Staff are extremely unhelpful and rude. Stayed for 2 nights. Bed linen was damp and items missing. No real information given on checkin. With all the cruises the car park is dangerous and the place may as well be a Petri dish for coronavirus. Don’t really think this place should be open at present.

Lovely location

Lovely location, toilets closed in the evenings and no chemical disposal facilities if needed for campervans. Free WiFi was an unexpected bonus, lovely quiet area.
Aug 8, 2020 by Jonathan Maynard

Beautiful, relaxing peaceful

The eco lodges are the perfect relaxing break away, very clean and welcoming. The lodge we stayed in was equiped with a microwave/grill, small fridge, toaster and kettle! The staff are lovely and always available to help. The views and location are simply stunning. Literally a stones throw away from the Loch. Able to take a walk around the loch with some breathtaking scenery. The trip out on the lady of the lake boat is well worth the visit. All in all an amazing relaxed break away with some home comforts.

Warm and cosy glamping

Really lovely eco-pods- we booked one luxury (Venachar) with en suite and one basic one (Ben Venue) as we were staying with our two large teenagers- we would have just about squeezed into one but having two was heaven! Great facilities in luxury one- comfy bed and sofa bed - table with four chairs that stack inside to save space (clever), kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery, fridge (with small freezer space large enough for ice packs), combi microwave. They supplied washing up liquid and sponge, tea towel, toiletries in bathroom, linen and towels. Also complimentary goodies like tea, coffee, hot chocolate and shortbread (hooray!)- these also supplied in basic pod which also had kettle and fridge and microwave. Underfloor heating in luxury one and very smart en suite with lovely shower. Due to Covid restrictions the nearby communal showers/ toilets had been made exclusive to certain pods and the basic one we had booked had an en suite portaloo next to it and showers available in the main car park which is a 3 minute walk away. The pods have been rejigged so if you are going by the map on the website it is wrong (beginning August 2020)- we thought we had booked two next to each other but they weren’t - didn’t matter to us. Parking is small distance from pods on road- trolleys to take luggage available. Didn’t use the cafe but was told it opened from 9.30- 4.30pm. Tried to eat out one night at Byre Inn just down the road but it was closed even though we had booked in advance, so in the end got delicious pizza take out from Callander. Did fantastic day cycling with bike hire from Aberfoyle Bike Hire- would recommend trails in QE Forest Park.

Perfect location to experience the Great Outdoors!

Was very surprised to find a kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, TV and USB charging points. As we stayed in an similar lodge elsewhere, it has absolutely nothing, just a floor to sleep on so it had home from home comforts and no need to step out to Great Outdoors! Great plus to have Steamship cafe for hearty Scottish breakfast before continuing onwards to climb Ben Venue that was visible from our Lodge.

Peaceful Scenic Relaxing

We stayed in an eco Lodge. Comfy, warm and well equipped. Beautiful surroundings. Lovely café on site with lovely hostess, friendly and welcoming. I wanted to stay for too nights but only availability for one, thats my only complaint 😁 cruise of the loch readily available on site also. Highly recommended x

Nice one night stay

Had a camper van on the hard standing in the car park. Good site, beautiful scenery and lovely cafe. Staff very friendly and helpful. Hired a gas BBQ which was great. Lacks a decent play area for kids and cannot understand why the porterloos are locked at night leaving no toilet facilities but to be fair I knew both these things before choosing the site. On balance a very pleasant place to spend a night.
Jul 30, 2020 by Ellie

Great stay

Great pitch near eco lodges - nice view of lake with electric hook up - efficient check in - just be aware this pitch is next to electric car charger point so may be a car about 2 metres away
Jul 25, 2020 by Ben shaw

A great short break in quality distinctive accommodation.

We had a great weekend in a luxury echo camping lodge and would fully recommend it. The only improvement we would make would be to add a small cooking hob if possible or remember to book out one of the gass BBQs.
Jul 21, 2020 by Stephen Cole

Lovely location

All in all a very nice little site. We camped and aside from the weather and shop all was spot on. The toilet and shower were modern and clean. Our pitch was directly opposite the Loch so there was a lovely view of the water and surrounding mountains. The ground was very hard so if you are camping bring extra pegs as they all get bent trying to find a soft enough place. The shop is a gift shop with no real camping supplies, not even milk, and the nearest convenience store is a good 25 minutes drive away so you need to plan ahead!! Nice outdoor food prep area with communal fridge. The staff are really nice and helped us out when we forgot an electric hook up cable. The area is serene and calm with a couple of swings to keep the kids occupied for a while. Unfortunately we had to leave a day early due to the rain and no lodges available but we were all sad to leave. The boat trip is also well worth a go!
Sep 1, 2019 by Tammy Smith

Great location

The pods were clean and had everything you'd expect from them, running water in the pod was a massive bonus! Toilets and showers were clean and staff very helpful and friendly. Activities around the loch were good, really enjoyed a 2 hour cruise on the loch and a very pleasant bike ride, all with a 20% discount.
Aug 25, 2019 by Rob Mace Verified Review

Beautiful setting, great facilities and very helpful staff

I had book in with 3 children- the owner very kindly let us pitch right next to the pod area, with swings. We were overlooking the beautiful loch too. Despite the rain, we had a wonderful stay- delicious cooked breakfast in the cafe, 2hr cruise then bike ride around the loch- all discounted too. Would definitely recommend.
Aug 18, 2019 by Donna

Great POD at a great price

The eco PODs were spotlessly clean and had all that you need to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. After a few weeks of camping around Scotland it was nice to stop somewhere that was warm and had a few more home comforts. The showers and toilet were clean, with perhaps the only gripe being that there could do with being an extra toilet. Wi-fi is available but not brilliant, but that enables you to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the area even more. This definitely accommodation that I would book again in the future.
Aug 17, 2019 by Liam

Amazing place!

Stayed in standard lodge on August 10th and had quite satisfactory experience. The location is just fabulous and the eco camping site is nothing less: clean and tidy pod, well looked after showers, helpful staff. Would highly recommend :)
Aug 13, 2019 by Maryam

Amazing place!

Stayed in standard lodge on August 10th and had quite satisfactory experience. The location is just fabulous and the eco camping site is nothing less: clean and tidy pod, well looked after showers, helpful staff. Would highly recommend :)
Aug 13, 2019 by Maryam

Very good helpful staff

Very clean, shower block spotless, very helpful staff. 20% discount off any cruise and food quite and peaceful great walks for all ages.

Stunning location, clean facilities

We had a tent pitch, cant really fault this campsite. Its a peaceful campsite with a lovely view. The shower and toilet block were clean and tidy. The washing area was well equipped with washing up liquid etc and they even had a miniature fridge! I was worried about reading about midges but they had fans and machines to make them more bearable in certain seating areas. There are walks and two steam boats to keep you occupied as well as bike hire. We really enjoyed our stay and would happily stay here again.
Aug 2, 2019 by Sarah King

Lovely site if it wasn't for a midges

It is nearly brand new site. We didn't book lodges but a camping pitch. There is only 8 tent pitches of which only half is actually close to electricity supply. For others it requires a very long connection lead. Showers and toilets are clean and spacious but there is only one shower and one toilet for men and the same for women. With camp site fully booked it's definately not enough. Shower can wait but toilet..... If one is staying at the camp site there is a discount for hiring bicycles and for"Sir Walter Scott " steam ship which is a must if visiting the area. Overall camp site is located in a stunning surroundings and would be a great place if it wasn't for midges. There is so many of them it becomes impossible to be outside a specially in the mornings and afternoons. This is the reason we will definately not be back or at least not during midges season.
Jul 16, 2019 by Konrad Lewinski

Amazing weekend

Great weekend camping at Loch Katrine. The views from our tent were amazing. Great facilities - everything we could have needed. Awesome to see that electric charging points for cars were available. Truly a perfect Eco-camp addition. There is so much to do here, from the hiking and exploring to cruising the loch to simply chilling among the trees. Being a direct descendant of Rob Roy, it was an awesome experience for me to explore the area. Made me feel a true connection with my history. We will definitely return.
Jul 16, 2019 by Jennifer Roy Verified Review

Superb location, accommodation and service

The Ecopod was well equipped, nicely decorated, and comfortable. The shower was a good pressure and temperature, the pillows were medium firm, and the pod itself was a comfortable temperature. The walk to Ben Venue was a comfortable distance away. The Ecopods were easy to find (2 minutes from reception) but also quite private. The staff were hugely helpful in arranging transport to the train station the following morning.
Jul 8, 2019 by Robyn Todd Verified Review

Fabulous site, great views!

Just returned from Camping for 3 nights at Loch Katrine Campsite. A great site, clean and well maintained, spoke to various staff including the manager of the site. All were really nice and made us feel so welcome. Great to see how passionate the staff are about looking after and preserving this beautiful place. The manager knew the area well and was very informative and proud of the achievements in bringing this site to life. The facilities were excellent and the toilet and shower blocks were spotless. The outdoor cooking and washing up facilities were great. A nice little restaurant open during the day to grab a cold beer or wine and basic but nice food. And a wee gift shop to buy some nice Scottish trinkets. Of course the old Steam ship is a site to behold and again the staff are so passionate and proud to be part of its Resurrection. Good on you all! Thanks for a fab weekend. We will return.

Relaxing camping trip in beautiful area

The lodges are perfect size and were so clean. Beautiful location. Had the best stay. The only thing that could be improved is the number of toilets as there is only 1 for women and 1 for men but was not a big issue for us. Overall had the best weekend away staying here and can't wait to come back.
Jun 11, 2019 by Danielle Foster

Simply stunning.

Location, first class. Things to do, endless. Staff, all staff i had dealings with were so friendly and helpfull. Even staff i was not dealing with checking all was ok. Top marks to all involved.
May 31, 2019 by Kev

Excellent! The facilities are spotless and the staff were super and most accommodating.

The location is superb especially when you are fortunate with th e weather. The boat trip was-memorable and most informative also excellent value as included in the cost. Once again have to thank particularly Gordon and Linda who went over and above to accommodate the disabled person n the group, even allowing him to use the site's mobility scooter which was a big hit!!! Would definitely return for a repeat visit. Also saw a rare Pine Martin and actually managed to get pics!! L

Response from Loch Katrine Eco Camping

Thank you for your kind review, I will pass your comments on to Gordon and Lynda. We hope to welcome you back.

Peaceful and stunning location.

Enjoyed a 3 day break in one of the Camping pods which was both cosy and clean as well as containing enough mod cons for keeping ourselves fed and watered. Toilet/ shower block nearby was very clean. Situated on the shoreline of Loch Katrine amongst the Trossochs, the location is stunning with plenty of walking and cycling routes to choose from. Will certainly return again to explore the area further.
May 11, 2019 by Adrian Dunne Verified Review

Response from Loch Katrine Eco Camping

Thank you for your kind review. We hope you will visit us again.

Great situation

Good motorhome pitches very handy for exploring Loch Katrine area. Be aware that your electric hookup is a pre paid amount which I was not told about until it went off and I couldn’t find out what the daily allowance is but it’s not a lot !
May 6, 2019 by Ken Verified Review

Response from Loch Katrine Eco Camping

Our daily allowance is 30 kw which has been sufficient with the majority of our customers staying over night. However, if there are a lot of appliances on it will use the units up rather quickly. If you return for a visit please mention to one of the girls in the booking office and we can discuss how many units you will need for your stay.

Fantastic night away in the perfect setting

So glad we found this place! Perfect pod in a fairytale like setting. My 6 year old daughter loved it. Will be back soon, Highly recommend!
Feb 11, 2019 by Vinny

Fantastic place

Stayed in the Ben Ledi pod with my 2 sisters. Pod was well equipped and extremely cosy and comfortable. Toilet/shower absolutely spotless.The view from the pods over Loch Katrine are simply stunning.
Oct 1, 2018 by Sharon

Cosy lodge and tranquil scenery!

My partner and I really enjoyed our stay at Loch Katrine. The lodge was spotless and included a lovely little basket of coffee, tea bags, sugar and milk. The beds were more comfortable than it looks and the linen we purchased for an extra £20 was worth it! The bathroom is completely segregated and absolutely luxurious for a campsite. All in all the accommodation and facilities was totally worth the price! The staff were absolutely wonderful and couldn't have made us feel more welcome. Thank you guys! The only thing I would suggest as an improvement is to have at least some bread, butter, milk, and other basics in the shop to buy as we didn't realise that we couldn't take the opportunity to eat past the cafe's closing time. Although we weren't prepared for this (and will be next time), it would have been nice to have the option to buy a few essentials. Other than that, I couldn't fault the campsite! Thank you for a wonderful stay and will definitely be visiting again!
Sep 14, 2018 by Claire

The comfort yet still being so close to nature and peace.

The comfort yet still being so close to nature and peace.
Jul 24, 2018 by Fiona

Beautiful location

Myself, my partner and our dog stayed for one night in July 2018. The campsite location is beautiful and the campsite is well set out and immaculately kept. The camping pods have a surprising amount of space and are well equipped. However, it should be noted that there is a combination microwave but no cooking hob so plan meals accordingly (although we did discover that you can actually cook pasta in a microwave). BBQs can be hired. Another issue we had was definitely with the lack of toilet/shower facilities. There are quite a few pods plus people camping in tents overnight and there are only 1 toilet and 1 shower each for male and female. We had to forgo morning showers before checking out! On a related topic, there was also a lack of dog poo bins which seemed strange considering that dogs are allowed on site. Otherwise a lovely night with minimal midge bites!
Jul 23, 2018 by Ruth

Absolutely amazing

The eco pods were absolutely amazing and the scenery is spectacular especially from the Walter Scott Steamship 
Jun 21, 2018 by jane hanby

Cute pods in an amazing location

My family of three (myself, partner and 6 year old daughter) stayed in Ben Lomond. It's really well equipped and we ordered the gas BBQ and linen which was all ready for us when we arrived. The view is stunning, the bed surprisingly comfortable, our daughter loved the bunkbeds and we all loved sitting out on our wee veranda (when there were no midges - more on that later!). The best bit is being able to get up, breakfast and then head straight onto the cycle path first thing ahead of any crowds - we had the path to ourselves much of the time. Our daughter also adored climbing up the hill and over the big rocks behind our pod, with her friends. The shower and toilet were spotless - there's only one of each for each gender, but we never had to wait so it wasn't a problem. The only issue was the midges - they were out in force and nothing stopped them other than the fan in the camping kitchen. This meant it also got a bit hot at night as we couldn't open any windows. One of the trustees of the site chatted to us and said they'll be putting up midge proof screens so windows can be opened which would make a big difference. They maybe also need to put fans on each of the pod porches as we had to give in and go inside after being bitten to death! We'll definitely be back but maybe ahead or after the midge season next time!!
Jun 11, 2018 by Stephanie

Wonderful pod in a great location

Really well equipped pod with the bonus of having a sink and crockery and cutlery. The location is fabulous. Stayed in the Ben Ledi pod with my dog, it was wonderful to sit out and admire the stunning view of Loch Katrine and Ben Venue. The one shower and toilet didn’t seem to be an issue even though the site was pretty full. Thanks to Gordon and his team who were very friendly and helpful, I would highly recommend this site, and will definitely be heading back in the future.
May 22, 2018 by Karen Henderson

Peaceful lochside area with stunning views.

We camped at this brand new site and were very impressed. The pitch we had was beside the Loch and had stunning views. The site itself is very peaceful and the staff very helpful and friendly. The kitchen area is a work in progress so the site itself is not fully finished as yet. There is one toilet and one shower for ladies and one for gents which, whilst perfect for us, may not be sufficient if the site were to be full and I'm not sure if more are planned so that would be worth checking on. Will definately be back.
May 17, 2018 by Debbie

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