Colliford Lake

The beast of Bodmin Moor

Located just off the A30, a couple of miles south of Jamaica Inn, the famous smugglers haunt immortalised by Daphne du Maurier, Cornwall’s largest inland water has a surface area of a whopping 900 acres – that’s about 682 football pitches!

With a number of car parks, picnic areas and lakeside walks, Colliford provides the opportunity for a peaceful few hours in the countryside. We are also excited to welcome ‘The Sisters’ mobile catering van to Colliford, offering you a delicious range of hot drinks and homemade cakes. Three way marked walks take in neighbouring moorland and the Nature Reserve is an important site for birdlife where sighting in winter can include; Pochard, Wigeon, Goldeneye, Golden Plover, Lapwing and Snipe.

Public access all year.


Dog Friendly

Bird Hide

Picnic Area

Trout Fishing

Car Park

Colliford Lake, near Bodmin, Cornwall. PL14 6PZ

Telephone: 0566 771930

Great Days Out

Watersports activities are available nearby at Siblyback Lake.

Trout Fishing

Colliford offers traditional fly-fishing for natural brown trout and is regarded as Cornwall’s premier brown trout fishery.

Did you know?

Nearby is Dozmary Pool, whose outflow
runs into Colliford Lake, and where legend claims
to be the home of the Lady of the Lake. According to
the legend, it is here that King Arthur rowed out to the
Lady of the Lake and received the sword Excalibur.

Lakes nearby

College Reservoir

Stithians Lake


Siblyback Lake


Crowdy Reservoir