Boat Registration

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Loch Ken is the ideal place to enjoy all water sports – windsurfing, sailing, rowing and canoeing. The loch is zoned for the different activities. A system of registration for all motorised craft is in force by Dumfries and Galloway council, who require the rules and conditions concerning zoning to be observed at all times.

The public access slipway for Loch Ken is conveniently located directly neighbouring the holiday park entrance meaning access is readily available to all guests making use of boats.

Please note all motorised boats must be registered before launching. This can be done at LOCH KEN HOLIDAY PARK 01644 470282

 Loch Ken Annual Registration Fees

Visitors to Loch Ken Holiday Park can register at Loch Ken Marina. The new annual registration begins/renews each year on the 1st March and remains valid until the end of February the following year.

Please Note: Owners of motor boats are strongly advised to have their own third party insurance. Insurance documents must be shown on all craft with an engine size > 6bhp in order to obtain registration. Registration can be completed at any stage throughout the registration year.

Registration annually 1st April - 31st March ( the following year ).

Current prices

  • Registration Number Stickers - £10.00 (required for all new reg.)
  • Registration Fee - £23.00 (annual)
Public slipway key - £60.00 (annual)
Hard Boards for use on Inflatable’s - £12.00 pair


Loch Ken Holiday Park - Parking / Launching / Mooring Fees

All boats brought on to Loch Ken Holiday Park by road or water, for Loch Ken use, will be charged on Park as shown below. This fee is payable to Loch Ken Holiday Park and covers parking, launching (where applicable) and mooring on the site.

  • Inflatable with engine - £6.00 per day, £20.00 4-7 days
  • Ski Boat (exc. launching) - £20.00 per day, £50.00 4-7 days
  • Motor Boat (exc. launching) - £10.00 per day, £30.00 4-7 days
  • Sailing / Windsurfing / Rowing / Canoe - £5 per item for the duration of your stay.

A system of registration should also be completed for all motorised craft and is in force by D&G Council (as above). The rules and conditions concerning zoning must be observed at all times.

Visitors bringing their own boats to the Park must observe carefully all rules and conditions.

  • The Dewar’s

    The location is amazing with the touring site overlooking the banks of Loch Ken. The staff are friendly & could not be more helpful. A totally relaxing place to visit.

    28th Nov 2016
  • Sheryl W.

    Stayed here for a week two adults & two kids, absolutely loved it. Beautiful location right on the shores of Loch Ken with fantastic views. The tent pitches were massive & the site was kept very clean and tidy

    28th Nov 2016
  • The Ridley’s

    Great stay in our motor home, friendly staff, modern, clean facilities, plenty to do on site, play parks, fishing, boat hire, and a well stocked shop. An ideal base for touring the Galloway Forrest Park. We'll definitely return!

    28th Nov 2016
  • The Smiths

    First stop on our motor home trip around Scotland and it set the standard for the rest of our camp site visits. A beautifully laid out site, quality amenities and great hosts, with a Loch-side position, it can't get much better!

    30th Jan 2017
  • Graham, Amy, Tom & Archie

    The staff, location and showers are all fantastic. The Park is perfect. Just the break we needed.

    30th Jan 2017
  • Mr & Mrs Heptinstall

    Beautiful Holiday Park. Pike 7, holiday home is lovely. My husband and I had a brilliant time and didn’t want to leave.

    30th Jan 2017
  • Mr & Mrs Craig.

    The park is fantastic and the staff is a credit to you, all very helpful. We shall come back again.

    30th Jan 2017
  • Jennifer & Iain MacIver

    ‘A little piece of heaven’

    30th Jan 2017