Stithians Lake Campsite

View prices & book 9.3 92 reviews
Summer time (added by manager 10 Aug 2022)
Kayaking (added by manager 23 dec 2022)
Lake and activities (added by manager 20 dec 2022)
Site view (added by manager 15 aug 2015)

  • Pitches overlooking the 275-acre Stithians Lake
  • Fishing, sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding and lots more to try
  • Playground, lakeside trails, bird hide, café and refreshment kiosk
Get along to Stithians Lake Campsite for watersports, scenic waterside views and loads of room all around: pitches at this family-friendly activities site look out over 275-acre Stithians Lake. The range of activities on offer at Stithians Lake Campsite makes the site excellent for groups: fly fishers can cast from boat or bank for sizeable brown and rainbow trout (Environment Agency rod licences are required for over 12s and you'll need to apply for these beforehand). Visitors can also try out a wide range of watersports with the help of the qualified instructors at the Outdoor Active centre: windsurfing, sailing, rowing, kayaking and water zorbing are all on offer... feel free to bring your own kit or rent it on site. There’s loads of space around the site for family games and picnics too, as well as a pirate-themed playground, walking trails around the lake and a bird hide for twitchers. Rid yourselves of the rumbles at the on-site café and refreshment kiosk, or have some of the homemade specials on the menu at the Golden Lion pub, 100 yards away. The shower and toilet facilities are a short walk from the campsite. Guests have access to individual washrooms with a toilet, shower and sink. These facilities are separate to the watersports centre where further toilets, showers and changing facilities can be found. Stithians village is within easy reach of the site to stock up on supplies.

Site type

Tent pitches 40
Touring caravan pitches 40
Motorhome pitches 40
Rent a tent 2
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Facilities/activities including watersports, fly fishing and boat hire are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
  • Dogs are not allowed if you are staying in the accommodation units.
  • Minimum spacing of 3 metres between pitches.
  • Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 29 Mar to

AA 3 pennants

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

91%

would recommend this site to a friend

91%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Will be back soon!!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Marcia H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Fabulous by the water. Nothing we didn’t like. Local pub the Golden Lion open again after shutting last autumn. Food very good. Lovely walks.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great location, fantastic staff.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Oppie bell tent

Liked: Great location, fantastic staff.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great location and good facilities

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
David H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Location and facilities

Disliked: N/a

Recommend to friends Visit again

Nice place

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
Maciej P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Perfect nice place

Disliked: Weather 😉😀

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely place for a relaxing and rest. Highly recommended for everyone.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely place for a relaxing and rest. Highly recommended for everyone.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Mellow campsite with great showers and facilities which were all accessible with…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Mellow campsite with great showers and facilities which were all accessible with my dog. Pitches are nicely laid out. A very safe and relaxed campsite.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely site, clean with a great cafe, level spacious pitches.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
David C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Size of pitch, peace and quiet

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

Fantastic site great place to unwind. Water sports equipment hire too.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Richard b. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Great on site facilities that are very clean and looked after. Pitches set out very well with plenty of space. Lots of onsite water sports 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..

Recommend to friends Visit again

Set in beautiful scenery, site map came in handy!…

Overall 4/10
Location 10
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Emma B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Set in beautiful scenery, site map came in handy!

Disliked: Grass was too long and should have been cut, no reception staff around for most of the week, showers were cold if you used them in the evening. We have previously stayed at the Golden Lion but it is currently closed so we thought we'd give this one a go. Sadly I don't think we will return.

Recommend to friends Visit again

The location, scenery, activities offered, cafe, staff super nice, and amenities 😊…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: The location, scenery, activities offered, cafe, staff super nice, and amenities 😊

Recommend to friends Visit again


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Communal freezer Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Surf school nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Stithians Lake Campsite

Stithians Lake

Menherion

Redruth

Cornwall

England

TR16 6NW

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.18824°N
-5.2103°W

Nearest transport

Coach
2.2 mi Post Office and Stores
2.2 mi Post Office and Stores
2.2 mi Rame Cross
Rail
3.2 mi Redruth Rail Station
4.2 mi Camborne Rail Station
4.5 mi Penryn Rail Station
Ferry
5.7 mi Ponsharden Ferry Landing
6.4 mi Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing
6.6 mi Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing
Airport
14.3 mi Penzance Airport
20.1 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport
21.2 mi Land's End St Just Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Stithians Lake is very close to Falmouth, where guests can continue the watery theme with a visit to the dockyards and National Maritime Museum, take a tour of Henry VIII’s seaside cottage Pendennis Castle, or just indulge in some retail therapy. Horticulturalists will find plenty of inspiration at the nearby Trebah and Glendurgan gardens, and animal fanciers will go barking mad over the seals, sea lions, otters and penguins at the National Seal Sanctuary in Helston. Under an hour’s drive is Penzance and Cornish beach towns Newquay and St Ives.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Portreath 6.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Maenporth 6.8 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Swanpool 6.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthtowan 7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Gyllyngvase 7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 3.6 mi

National Seal Sanctuary 6.4 mi

Trebah Garden 6.9 mi

National Maritime Museum Cornwall 7 mi

Flambards 7.1 mi

National Trust

Cornish Mines and Engines 3.6 mi

Glendurgan Garden 6.9 mi

Godolphin 7.2 mi

Trelissick Garden 8 mi

Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool 8.2 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

CARCLEW 5 mi

ENYS 5 mi

PENJERRICK 5.9 mi

Circular walk Portreath - Tehidy Country Park - Reskajeage Downs - Coastal Path 6.2 mi

Hell's Mouth 6.5 mi

Local events

  • Boardmasters (Wednesday 7 August 2024 – Wednesday 7 August 2024)

    Newquay, Cornwall 18.7 mi

  • Eden Sessions (Wednesday 12 June 2024 – Wednesday 12 June 2024)

    Par, Cornwall 23.8 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

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Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Stithians Lake Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Stithians Lake Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Stithians Lake Campsite? Stithians Lake is very close to Falmouth, where guests can continue the watery theme with a visit to the dockyards and National Maritime Museum, take a tour of Henry VIII’s seaside cottage … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Stithians Lake Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Early arrivals are allowed, but it will only be possible to check-in from the indicated time. For arrivals outside opening times, please go straight to your pitch. The site will contact you providing the relevant information.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Stithians Lake Campsite? From £22 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.