Issued 20 May 2020 20.30 

Updated 06 July 2020 10.30

Details of facilities available at each lake can be found further down this page

In line with government guidance to continue to stay home but enjoy more time outdoors have commenced our phased re-opening of the lakes; however we urge visitors to stay alert, act cautiously and not rush to the lakes. We also encourage visitors to stay local and to avoid honeypot areas and unnecessary travel. 

Safeguarding our visitors and team of employees is our priority and therefore we have certain measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus and maintain the safety of everyone.

Whilst open, we must maintain social distancing and hygiene standards to a level that we feel minimises the risk of spreading coronavirus. If at any point we have concerns that visitor numbers or public behaviour are restricting our ability to do this, we reserve the right to close particular lakes or facilities without prior notice.

Following the instructions below will help us to keep our visitors and our team safe and enable our gates to stay open.

Please make sure you visit our website prior to any trip you make to one of the lakes, we will keep this page up-to-date with information on the status of our lakes.

Please read the following prior to making a visit to one of the lakes, we urge you at this time to not travel unnecessarily.

If you have a new, persistent cough, temperature or any other reason to suspect you may have coronavirus, please do not visit and help save lives.

  1. Please respect our team; they are doing their best to keep you safe during your visit
  2. Please follow all instructions given on posters and by members of the team
  3. Social distancing; please maintain at least the recommended social distance between yourself and others at all times, lakes will be open from sunrise to sunset to help you maintain this
  4. Please wash your hands in line with government guidance, as often as possible. Where no facilities exist please use personal hand sanitiser
  5. All dogs must be kept on leads at all times. Please do not allow dogs to jump up at people, please take your dog waste home
  6. Access to our sites is for outdoor recreation only, please don’t gather or picnic in groups larger than current government advice
  7. Our play areas will reopen 4 July please do not be tempted to let your children play on them before this date. When they open please ensure you and your children follow the safe use instructions displayed
  8. Toilet facilities will only be open when we can ensure they can be maintained in line with government guidance. 
  9. Pay and Display parking machines will be cleaned as often as possible; we advise that you use personal hand sanitiser after use or consider joining us as a Friend of SW Lakes
  10. We have tied open gates around the lake to remove touch points wherever possible, please leave them as you find them
  11. We do not actively clean site furniture such as benches, please use these only if absolutely necessary
  12. If you require first aid treatment whilst on site, please inform a member of the team who will direct to a local hospital or contact the emergency services if required
  13. Access to the water is only permitted via our activity centres or an approved club. Swimming is not permitted in any water.
  14. Please respect the wildlife 

Support Your Lakes

If you enjoy visiting and plan to visit regularly, please consider becoming a Friend of South West Lakes, and support the great work we do. Becoming a Friend also means you will receive a 12-month parking permit and that you will not need to use the pay and display parking machines. Our charity has been impacted significantly by the covid-19 pandemic and we need your support.  You can find out more and join here https://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/south-west-lakes-friends

Facility Update 23/06/2020

Please note that we have commenced re-opening toilets but please read the information below for lake specific facilities
Our toilet facilities will be limited in order to maintain our cleaning regime

We reserve the right to close particular lakes or facilities without prior notice in order to manage visitor numbers and / or behaviour.

 *Angling – please see our Trout and Coarse Angling websites for further information, please do not travel to a lake to fish prior to accessing this information.

Lake

Facilities  

Roadford

All car parks inc Pay and Display: OPEN 

Footpaths: OPEN 

Toilets: Cafe (please see notices on visiting) 
             Activity Centre members only 

Angling* : OPEN 

Activity Centre:
Pre-paid members can launch 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset
Pre-booked day launch and equipment hire available please see our activity centre update page for specific information 

Café: Takeaway only service Daily 11am - 5pm

Campsite - we are  reopening on the 4 July. Please see our camping statement 

Argal

Pay & Display Parking: OPEN 

Toilets: Open 

Footpaths: OPEN 

Angling*: OPEN 

Café: Open, takeaway service - please see Facebook page 

Siblyback

Pay & Display Parking: OPEN 

Toilets: Accessible toilet open 

Footpaths: OPEN 

Angling*: OPEN 

Café: Olive & Co OPEN please see Facebook Page

Activity Centre: Pre-paid members can launch 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset
Day launch available please see our activity centre update page for specific information 

Campsite - we are  reopening on the 4 July. Please see our camping statement 

Tamar Lakes

All car parks inc Pay and Display: OPEN 

Toilets: Accessible toilet open at Upper Tamar

Footpaths: OPEN 

Angling*: OPEN 

Café: Takeaway service daily please see Facebook Page

Activity Centre: Pre-paid members can launch 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset
Day launch available please see our activity centre update page for specific information 

Campsite - we are  reopening on the 4 July. Please see our camping statement 

Wimbleball

All car parks inc Pay and Display: OPEN 

Toilets: Accessible toilet open at the cafe

Footpaths: OPEN 

Café: open daily, takeaway only

Activity Centre: Pre-paid members can launch 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset
Pre-booked day launch and equipment hire available please see our activity centre update page for specific information 

Campsite - we are  reopening on the 4 July. Please see our camping statement 

Stithians

Dam Parking: OPEN 

Footpath: OPEN 

Angling*: OPEN 

Activity Centre:
Pre-paid members can launch 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset
Day launch available please see our activity centre update page for specific information 

Café: TBC

Campsite - we are  reopening on the 4 July. Please see our camping statement 

Colliford

Parking: OPEN 

Footpaths: OPEN 

Angling*: OPEN 

Tottiford 

Parking: OPEN  

Footpaths: OPEN 

Angling*: OPEN 

Burrator

Parking: OPEN 

Toilets: Closed 

Footpaths: OPEN 

Angling*: OPEN 

Venford

Parking: OPEN

Footpaths: OPEN 

Fernworthy

Pay & Display Parking: OPEN 

Toilets: CLOSED until further notice

Footpaths: OPEN 

Angling*: OPEN 

Trenchford

Pay & Display Parking: OPEN 

Toilets: Trenchford open Thurs - Sun only

Footpaths: OPEN 

Angling*: OPEN 

Wistlandpound

Pay & Display Parking: OPEN 

Footpaths: OPEN 

Angling*: OPEN 

Porth

Parking: OPEN 

Footpaths: OPEN 

Angling*: OPEN 

Crowdy

Parking: OPEN 

Footpaths: OPEN 

Lopwell

Parking: OPEN

Footpaths: OPEN

Slade

Parking: OPEN 

Footpaths: OPEN 

Angling*: OPEN