Colliford Lake Park Campsite is nestled amidst the rugged beauty of Bodmin Moor, which extends to almost 200 square kilometers. The Moor is the most South Westerly Upland Area in Britain. It is Internationally important for its rich and varied wildlife; it is home to a plethora of plants and some rare and protected species such as otters, Marsh Fritillary butterflies, bats and song birds such as the Stonechat and Wheatear. It is also the only place in the world where a rare moss, the Cornish Path Moss, grows.
The Campsite itself extends to 20 acres of secluded open Moorland with stunning views across Colliford Lake. It offers campers a true sense of Wild Camping yet has all the facilities that you would expect to find on a modern Campsite. It also has the added benefit of its own private access to the Lake, which is Cornwall’s premier brown trout fishery, so it is the perfect base for fishing. There is also many local opportunities for walking, cycling, riding, and wildlife watching or just relaxing for those just seeking a tranquil break from their usually hectic lives.
Our part of the Moor is also an Internationally renowned designated ‘Dark Sky’ preserve because of the lack of light pollution which provides dramatic night skies when conditions allow. It is the perfect location for both novice and experienced astronomers to enjoy their exploration of things beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. If you are keen to learn more about Astronomy we can put you in touch with an expert adviser on this subject and also a supplier of telescopes to suit all skill levels.
The Campsite, positioned on the northwest edge of Colliford Lake, is centrally located between the North and South Cornish coasts, with the popular coastal resorts of Looe in the South and Padstow in the North a pleasant 40 minute drive away. Although the campsite offers all the benefits of a remote location it is only a few minutes from the A30 dual carriageway which connects the majority of major towns in Cornwall. Bodmin, the nearest town is an easy 15 minute drive and has several major supermarkets. The city of Truro and the major towns of Newquay and St Austell are all within 40 minutes of the campsite.
For our adventurous guests Colliford Lake Parks central location makes it easier to discover more of Cornwall, with over 200 things to see and do within a 45 minute journey time. Visit our Things to See & Do Pages for our personal favourites.
The Campsites facilities include separate male and female toilets and showers. There is also a large communal building containing a kitchen area, which has a sink, fridge freezer and laundry equipment, and a large dining area with a TV. Outside of this building there is a communal area with gas BBQ available and picnic tables so that our guests can get together and make new friends if they wish to.