Shop on site
Village/Town within 1 mile
Touring caravans and motorhomes welcome
Gas cylinders available
Chemical disposal for motorhomes
Entertainment main season only
Facilities within 2 miles:
LOCH KEN HOLIDAY PARK is found on the shores of Loch Ken set amidst beautiful countryside. It is a quiet, rural camping and caravan park. The camp site occupies ten acres on the boundary of the Bryson family's, six-hundred-acre stock farm.
Open: All year, but you must call in advance as we may have work in progress. Our toilet/shower facilities are open but the shop is closed.
Adjacent to the park are the RSPB Ken-Dee Marshes bird reservation, the “Galloway Kite Trail” , the kite feeding station in Laurieston and the Galloway Forest Park with its 300 square miles of beautiful green forest, heather-clad hills, wealth of wildlife and two of the 7stanes mountain biking centres, Glentrool and Kirroughtree, which offers our visitors many opportunities to walk, climb, cycle and bird watch. At night, it is also one of the best spots in the UK for stargazing with the naked eye, as it's the first Dark Sky Park in the UK and one of only two in Europe!
Among pursuits enjoyed on the Park and Loch Ken are fishing, sailing, water skiing and walking.
Loch Ken Water Ski School and its Marina, only one mile up the road, has a cutting edge water-ski & wakeboard boat and a highly trained professional team, with activities including ringos, banana boating and speed boat trips.
The Galloway Activity Centre, on the banks of Lock Ken 5 miles from our park, offers a wide range of outdoor activities on and off the water, to chose from Sailing, Windsurfing, Powerboating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Outdoor Laser Quest, Archery, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Climbing/Abseiling and more...
There are some friendly nine and eighteen hole golf courses nearby too.
The fishing is excellent, many fishermen return each year to catch the famous Loch Ken pike, roach, bream and perch.
Parton is in the centre of Galloway with the delightful market "food town" of Castle Douglas, seven miles away, and the "art town" of Kirkcudbright fifteen miles away.
NEW FOR 2015: Loch Ken Holiday Park 'GLAMPING'
Offering all-round sophistication, comfort and inner warmth, get back to basics in style with a Loch Ken Holiday Park Glamping Holiday. Presenting the ultimate adventure camping experience, we have purchased five Tentipi Zirkon CP9 (15.6 m2 living area) Tents. These provide an exciting, innovative style of outdoor living, perfect for even the most novice of campers.
Whether you’re planning a friendly fishing trip, a fun-filled family holiday or simply a relaxing retreat, our four berth pre-erected Nordic Tentipis provide a hassle-free camping experience.
Pitched upon custom-designed, hand crafted wooden decking; overlooking the magnificent Loch Ken and the Galloway Hills, there are seats on the deck to enable you to sit around the chiminea and enjoy a long summers evening beneath Europe’s first Dark Sky Park. After a day of activity you can look forward to retiring into the cosy shelter of your Tentipi, each tent is heated with its own inner-tent wood burning stove, the floor is a 6mm rubber matting for your comfort and each tent is equipped with four Vango, 5cm, self-inflating camping mats to ensure a comfortable night’s rest.
Provided with each Tentipi:
- Wonderful, open, living/sleeping space: 15.6 m2
- Inner tent wood burning stove including 1st bag of wood, box of kindlers and box of natural fire-lighters. (More wood available to purchase at Park reception/shop)
- Companion set, fire proof gloves and ash bucket
- 4 Vango self-inflating camping Matts
- Large Chiminea on deck with 4 chairs
- Beautiful hot showers and toilets are 100 yards away
- Solar panel lighting within tent
- Free WIFI
- All Tentipis are fitted with fire extinguishers and CO2 alarms
- ‘Coleman’ 12ft Event Shelters (available for hire, for the occasional rainy days we may get)
- Parking for two vehicles per tent is available beside the Tentipis
Loch Ken Holiday Park is the ideal central location in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway for your relaxing touring holiday. We have 21 pitches, mostly hard standing with 16 AMP electric hook ups and a number of grass pitches available too. All of our spacious touring pitches have beautiful surrounding views across the water and over the adjacent Galloway Forest Park. We have a plentiful supply of clean water points located conveniently around the park and a designated chemical and waste disposal area. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our recently renovated toilet and shower facility block which has lashings of 'free' hot water, hairdryers and spacious family rooms with baby changing facilities. We also have a private disabled toilet and shower room available by request. In addition the park has a seperate covered dishwashing area and a well-equipped laundry room with washing machines and dryers.
- Luxurious waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom holiday homes for hire
- Hardstanding waterfront touring and motorhome pitches with electric hook-ups
- An extensive tent field with electric hook-ups
- Seasonal heated toilet/shower block and new dishwashing facility in tent field
- Private disabled toilet and shower
- Heated toilet block with family rooms, power showers and hair dryers
- Laundry facility with washing and drying machines
- Two children’s play parks
- Football field
- Table Tennis Table
- Giant draughts & chess set
- Boats, canoes, pedalos and mountain bikes for hire
- Cricket set for hire
- Reception/grocery shop on park open daily
- 24hrs information room
- FREE WIFI throughout the park
- Excellent lochside fishing
- Boat launching facilities
- Pets are welcome
- Communal Herb Garden (Savoury & Aromatic)
THE AREA :
Dumfries and Galloway covers an area of some 2,457 square miles. There are many different kinds of scenery found in the area - high heather-clad hills, swooping glens, lushious green woodlands, stunning lochs and some 200 miles of rugged coastline with many fine sandy beaches.
The region has a long and colourful history, is rich in archaeological sites, and has associations with many famous historic and literary figures. Within the region, the quiet country roads offer unhurried touring opportunities.
Robert Burns spent the last years of his life in Dumfries. He is buried in St Michael's churchyard in the town and the Burns centre beside the River Nith in Dumfries is definitely worth a visit.
The Dumfries and Galloway Tourist Guide lists 115 places of special interest. Included are the early Christian 'Whithorn Excavations', 'Priory and Museum' - the site of the first Christian church in Scotland; Sweetheart Abbey, nineteen castles, including Drumlanrig, the home of The Duke of Buccleuch; and eight gardens including the National Trust Garden at Threave, Castle Douglas.
There are a number of bird sanctuaries, 'open' farms, countryside parks and forest walks, plus many museums, craft workshops, galleries and other attractions.
If you are coming with children there are plenty of nearby attractions for fun family days out. The Cream O' Galloway Ice Cream visitor Centre has ice cream tasting and indoor and outdoor activities for children, the Cocoabean Company where kids can make chocolate creations in interactive workshops or Mabie Farm Park that offers a range of fun, games and farm animals perfect for all the family.
Dumfries and Galloway also hosts many special events throughout the year, there is the Big Burns Supper in January, the Wildlife Festival around Easter, DG Arts Festival in May - June, Spring Fling Art Festival in late May / early June and Flavour Fortnight in August / September just to name a few.