Activities and Camping

Great days out with South West Lakes Trust

We have five Activity Centres across the region, where you can hire watersports equipment, launch your own craft or learn something new with our friendly and qualified instructors:

Extend your stay and camp at Roadford Campsite, Siblyback Campsite, Stithians Campsite, Tamar Campsite or Wimbleball Campsite.

Our lakes provide the perfect setting for a great day out in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. Venture along our trails, encountering nature face to face. Refuel at our onsite cafés with delicious snacks, cakes and hot drinks. Enjoy a wide range of fun things to do – try an activity on or off the water for the very first time, shoot an arrow or swing through the trees, discover paddleboarding or explore our lakes by canoe. Extend your stay and enjoy a night under canvas, create a family holiday packed with new experiences creating lifelong memories.

Holidays like no other 

Keep the whole family entertained with a range of activities on and off the water. Our expertly trained instructors offer superb sessions for you to experience a day out like no other. From canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing to archery and high ropes – there’s plenty of outdoor activities to experience the ultimate day out or holiday with the family in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. 

#ItsYourOutdoors - come and explore! 

Download our Camping and Activities Terms and Conditions. 

bell tent | communal barbeque area | free showers | onsite watersports | play area | off-road cycling and walking trails | café | dog friendly

Experience an outdoor camping holiday in Devon like no other! Roadford Lake’s family friendly campsite is the perfect place to discover the great outdoors, toast marshmallows on a barbeque, run freely and spend the night stargazing.

Pack your next holiday with adventure and explore Roadford Lake by bike, foot or boat. Ditch the iPads and experience a real life adventure! Spot birds, bugs and everything in between, discover nature trails, venture through woodlands and forests, build dens, skim stones, catch a fish or climb a tree - Let your imagination run wild!

Take to the water and try canoeing, sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking and much more with our onsite activity centre. You can hire watersports equipment, launch your own kit or take part in sessions run by qualified instructors. Roadford is also a popular brown trout fishery, so you definitely won't be short of things to do during your stay. It's your outdoors - come and explore! 


The Campsite 

Roadford Lake is an AA graded 3 star campsite. This scenic location benefits from spacious pitches, a dedicated camping shower block, disabled facilities, an undercover barbeque area, a washing up area, washing machine and dryer, baby changing facilities, waste disposal and recycling facilities.

There’s a choice of electric and non-electric pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes as well as a fantastic bell tent called Bertie. We now also offer 'premium' pitches. Fire pits are available at an extra cost on request from £12 per night (subject to availability).

Pitches: 36 touring pitches plus bell tent
Hard Standings with hook ups: 11
Grass: 25
Grass with hook ups: 8
Distance from showers (paces): 10-400
Suitable for large group camping.

Departures: 11:00
Arrivals: 14:00

Download our campsite map here

Camp in our luxury bell tent

Take the stress out of camping with this fantastic 5m furnished bell tent for the whole family - ideal for those looking for comfort and style.

The tent sleeps up to 4 people with a standard double bed and a small double futon (camp bed available if needed - please state when booking).

A cooking pack can be hired separately for £5 per night to include gas stove, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans.

Sorry no dogs inside the tent and cars must be parked in the car park.

Please note, there is a 2 night minimum stay for the bell tent.

Roadford Café

During your stay why not treat yourself to a delicious lunch from our onsite café?

Just a short 30 minute walk along our woodland footpath will take you to the popular Roadford Café which also boasts a gift shop, children’s play area, cycle trails and walking routes which lead to the impressive sundial. 

The Local Area

Roadford is the perfect base to explore the spectacular Dartmoor National Park. Enjoy a day trip out and discover some more of South West Lakes Trust's Dartmoor sites including; Burrator, Fernworthy, Meldon, Avon Dam, Kennick, Tottiford and Trenchford.

Venture through miles of footpaths and trails, whilst taking a moment to appreciate the peaceful beauty of water, woodland and forestry. The lakes really are an idyllic setting for families, couples, watersports enthusiasts, anglers and nature lovers all searching for their own peace of tranquillity. 

Within easy reach of Roadford are the historic towns of Launceston and Okehampton and some of the best beaches in Devon and Cornwall are less than an hour away.


2024 Season Dates

Low season: 

Mid season:  High season:

1 March - 28 March  

14 April - 23 May             

1 October - 31 October

1 - 30 June

4 - 30 September

29 March - 13 April 

24 May - 1 June

1 July - 3 September

Price (includes 2 adults)

Price (includes 2 adults)

Price (includes 2 adults)

Grass £22.00

Grass with electric £29.00

Hard standing with electric £29.00

Grass £24.50

Grass with electric £33.00

Hard standing with electric £33.00

Grass £27.00

Grass with electric £34.00

Hard standing with electric £34.00

Price includes two adults and one car per pitch – additional cars to be parked in the car park.


  • Extra adult - £7.00 per person / per night
  • Extra child - £3.00 per person / per night
  • Dogs free
  • Babies up to 24 months free
  • Fire pit - £12 per night

Please note - grass pitches are suitable for tents or small campervans


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Roadford Lake is just off the A30, betweeen Launceston and Okehampton on the Devon/Cornwall border


For further information call 01409 211507 // [email protected]

Roadford Lake, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, Devon PL16 0JL

Coach/ Bus stations
Launceston: Westgate Street Coach Stop — 11 miles
Okehampton: West Street Coach Stop — 15.5 miles
Tavistock Bus Station — 15.7 miles
Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station — 16.2 miles
Gunnislake Rail Station — 17.4 miles
Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 19.5 miles
Ferry ports
Devonport Ferry Terminal — 33.7 miles
Torpoint Ferry Terminal — 41 miles
Bideford Ferry Landing — 28.2 miles
Exeter International Airport — 46.1 miles