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 tents | convenience camping |pirate-themed play area | free showers | onsite watersports | café | off-road walking and cycling trail | dog friendly

"Great on site facilities that are very clean and looked after. Pitches set out very well with plenty of space. Lots of on site watersports to try and the staff are very helpful, friendly and willing to go the extra mile. We have stayed many times before and will definitely be booking up again" - customer review, May 2024

Enjoy an outdoor camping adventure with the whole family in Cornwall. Stithians provides a superb Cornish camping holiday with pitches set adjacent to the lake. Let your children run and play freely, there’s plenty of large and open spaces for games and picnics. Venture around the site on our nature trail by bike or foot, use our hide to spot birds, try fly-fishing to catch lunch or just relax and enjoy the superb views. Don't just take our word for it! Read Go South West's review of our campsite by clicking here.

Let smaller members of the family enjoy a day of walking the plank, steering the ship or spotting wildlife from the crow’s nest in our pirate themed childrens' play area. Take your adventure to the water and try canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding and much more with our onsite activity centre. It's your outdoors - come and explore!


The Campsite 

Stithians Lake is an AA graded, 3 star family friendly Cornwall campsite with a choice of electric and non-electric pitches for tents, motorhomes and caravans. There are onsite showers, toilets, watersports, washing up facilities, parent and baby wash area as well as facilities for less able people, a play area and an on site cafe.

Pitches: 35
Hard Standings: 0
Electrical Hook-Ups: 15
Distance from showers (paces): 50-150
Suitable for large group camping.

Departures: 11:00
Arrivals: 14:00

Download our campsite map here

Camp in one of our Luxury Bell Tents

Camping just got easier! Check out our fantastic off grid Lotus Bell Tents, suitable for the whole family and also great for couples.

The tents are all named after our favourite boats and windsurfing brands from our activity centre - ‘Oppie’, ‘Ezzy’ and ‘Pico’.

The tents are furnished with comfy double beds and single air beds can be provided for up to two children. Everything you need will be in your tent, including storage for clothes, bean bags, fairy lights and lighting. A charging point for your gadgets is provided by a solar hub which also powers some of the lights.

There is even a fantastic undercover outdoor cooking area with table and seating. A cooking pack, which includes a gas stove, pans, cutlery and crockery, can be hired for an additional fee of £5 per night.

Just bring your duvet and pillows and you’re all set.

Price includes up to 2 adults and 2 children. Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs inside the tents.


Wild Vibes Cafe

During your stay at Stithians Lake why not treat yourself to a delicious lunch from the onsite café, Wild VibesWith all-day breakfasts, lunches, coffee and cakes on offer, you definitely won't be disappointed. Click here for opening times.

The Local Area

Enjoy a night’s stay under canvas, pack your holiday with adventure onsite or take a day trip out and explore all of the great things to do in Cornwall. Stock up on food and drink, within easy reach of the campsite is Stithians village. Visit Cornwall’s iconic landmarks, under one hour’s drive are the Minack Theatre, Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens or visit Wheal Martyn where you can learn all about Cornwall’s industrial heritage. Take a short drive from the campsite to Falmouth, visit the dockyards, National Maritime Museum, tour Pendennis Castle or pick up a unique handmade gift in the town centre.


2024 Season Dates

2024 Low Season:  £22 per pitch per night
(2 adults)
2024 High Season:  £27 per pitch per night
(2 adults)

Glamping Bell Tent:

(2 adults and 2 children)

15/04/2024 – 24/05/2024

03/06/2024 – 30/06/2024

02/09/2024 – 31/10/2024

29/03/2024 – 14/04/2024

25/05/2024 – 02/06/2024

01/07/2024 – 01/09/2024

£65 per night (Minimum 2 night stay)

Please ask for availability

Camping Extras:

  • Electrical hook up - £7.50 / per night 
  • Extra adult - £7.00 per per / per night 
  • Extra child - £3.00 per per / per night 
  • Dogs free
  • Babies up to 24 months free


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Stithians Lake can be found by following brown signs from the B3297 between Redruth and Helston or again following the signs from the A394 between Falmouth and Helston


For further information call 01209 860301 // [email protected]

Stithians Lake, Near Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6NW

Coach stations:
Rame Cross (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 3.7 miles
Redruth: Rail Station Coach Stop — 3.6 miles
Pool (Cornwall): Cornwall College Coach Stop — 4.8 miles
Train stations:
Redruth Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Camborne Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Penryn Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Ferry ports:
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 8.2 miles
Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing — 9.6 miles
Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing — 9.3 miles
Penzance Airport — 17.8 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 26.3 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 26.3 miles