Lough Key Caravan & Camping Park
Ireland, West, Co. Roscommon, Boyle
- 071 966 2212
- 1 April - mid-September.
Alan Rogers Review
This caravan and camping park is set deep in the 320 hectares of the Lough Key Forest Park. Comprising mixed woodland including giant red cedar, beech, ash and oak trees, the forest is bounded by Lough Key and incorporates several of its islands. The rustic design of the main building on the park (which houses reception, a campers’ kitchen, a lounge, and the sanitary and laundry facilities) blends well with the wooded environment. The well landscaped, five-hectare site provides space for 52 touring units with electricity connections and ample water points, and many of the pitches are within woodland. There is a separate area for tents.
A visit to the Lough offers views of islands inhabited by monks and hermits in days gone by, ring forts and tunnels, and natural and historical features including the Temple, the Wishing Chair, the Bog Gardens and Rockingham House and harbour. The history of the parkland goes back to 1184. The location in Lough Key Forest Park offers a base for visiting Strokestown House, Boyle Abbey, Famine Museum and Garden, and the Elphin 18th century windmill. A fisherman’s dream, there are pike, bream, roach and perch in Lough Key and brown trout at nearby Lough Arrow. Walks combine the historical and the legend with wildlife, flora and fauna. Boat tours of the lake and boat hire are also available. Coillte, the Irish Forestry Board, who manage the amenity, strictly enforces the forest code.
The main toilet block includes metered hot showers (€ 2). Facilities for disabled campers (key required). Campers’ kitchen and sheltered eating area. Laundry. Play area in the centre of the park with adventure type play equipment in a hedged area, plus seating for parents. Forest walks and trails. Boat tours and boat hire. Security barrier closed at night. Site security patrol.
- American Motor Homes
- Bicycle Hire Nearby
- Boat Launch Nearby
- Lake/River Beach Nearby
- Lake/River Beach Onsite
- Fishing Nearby
- Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
- Golf Nearby
- Childrens Play Area
- Facilities for disabled visitors
- Lake/River Swim
- Pets allowed
- Small Site
- Takeaway Food
- TV on Site
Park is 4 km. east of Boyle on the N4 Dublin-Sligo Road. Note: there is a height restriction (3 m) on the signed exit from the park towards Boyle, but there is an alternative route to the N4.
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Latitude Longitude 53.98125 -8.235167
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