Stithians Lake

Camping at Stithians Lake, Cornwall

Pirate-themed play area | free showers | onsite watersports | café | off-road walking and cycling trail | dog friendly

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 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 view.

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, paddle boarding and much more with our onsite activity centre.


Check out our 5 fantastic Bell Tents! Camping just got easier. Bring everything you'd need for a camping trip except the tent and the beds and enjoy a relaxing break at our beautiful lake without the hassle of putting up a tent.

Also, why not check out our amazing off grid Glamped Bell Tent? Take the stress out of camping with this fantastic 5m furnished Bell Tent suitable for the whole family. Ideal for those looking for comfort and style.

Prices start from £65 per night and include up to 2 adults and 2 children. Unfortunately we do not allow dogs inside the tents. The Glamped Bell Tent includes a double futon bed that converts into a sofa, bedside tables with led lights, solar  leds lights, 2 x giant bean bags, 2 x camping beds for children, coffee table, basic storage, solar usb sockets for charging gadgets and undercover cooking area. 

Just bring your bedding, crockery, utensils.

To book our Glamped Bell Tent please call 01209 860301

Camping near Falmouth and Truro, Cornwall.

The Northern cut off and Southern arm of Stithians Lake is a designated nature reserve. See what wildlife and birds you can spot on your visit, an impressive list of regular visitors include Buzzards, Ravens and Little and Great Crested Grebes, Kestrels, Coot’s and Mallards. After a day of exploring, reward yourself with mouth-watering cakes and hot chocolates from our onsite café, alternatively venture just outside the campsite and visit the award winning ‘Golden Lion’ which is just 100 yards away and serves delicious pub grub.

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

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.

2019 Low Season:  £14 per tent per night
(2 adults and 2 children).
2019 High Season:  £18 per tent per night
(2 adults and 2 children).


    • Electrical hook up - £5 / per night
    • Extra adult - £5.00 pppn
    • Extra child - £3.00 pppn
    • Dogs free
    • Babies up to 24 months free
Standard Bell Tents: £35 per night (2 adults and 2 children) Glamping Bell Tent: (2 adults and 2 children)
Please ask for availability £65 per night (Minimum 3 night stay)
Please ask for availability



  • Camping
  • Caravans
  • Cafe
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Washing up facility
  • Parent and baby wash area
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Play area
  • Fishing
  • Nature walks
  • Access to watersports i.e kayaking/ sailing/ windsurfing etc
  • Dogs allowed
  • Disabled facilities

Pitches: 35
Hard Standings: 0
Electrical Hook-Ups: 16
Distance from showers (paces): 50-150
Suitable for large group camping.

Departures: 11:00
Arrivals: 14:00

Campers are allowed to use the site and facilities before or after check-in/out. Please ensure you have packed up before 11:00 on the day of departure, you can still use the main car park and enjoy the lakes facilities after packing up.

Please note that for any activities you will need to ensure that you follow the centre's policies, activities are an additional cost on camping.

Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

For further information call 01209 860301 //

Stithians Lake, Near Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6NW

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.

Coach stations:
Rame Cross (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 2.2 miles
Redruth: Rail Station Coach Stop — 3.2 miles
Pool (Cornwall): Cornwall College Coach Stop — 4.0 miles
Train stations:
Redruth Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Camborne Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Penryn Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports:
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 5.7 miles
Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing — 6.4 miles
Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing — 6.6 miles
Penzance Airport — 14.3 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 20.1 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 21.2 miles

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