Water Sports

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Loch Ken is an ideal place to enjoy all water sports - wind surfing, sailing, rowing, canoeing and water skiing. The Loch is zoned for the different activities.

*Boat Hire

We have modern rowing boats for hire. (Can be hired from the shop)
All of the rental boats can have your own motor put on them as long as it is under 6 hp.

Rowing Boats

£15.00 - Per hour
£25.00 - 2 hours
£40.00 - 1/2 day
£60.00 - Per day (24 hours)
£250.00 - Per week

Boats and canoes must be returned to their mooring.
Life jackets are included with the hire of the boat.

* For all hiring security deposit required: £20.00 / car keys / credit card.

*Fatyak Kayak Hire

We have brand new single and double Fatyak kayaks for hire. During busy periods we advise you pre-book to avoid disappointment.
(Can be hired from the shop)

Single Kayak - £10 per hour
Double Kayak - £15 per hour

SUP Boards - £12.50 per hour

Life Jackets, back rests and paddles are included in the rental of the kayaks
* For all hiring security deposit required: £20.00 / car keys / credit card.

Follow the link below to Fatyak UK for their full range of kayaks for sale.

*Pedalo Hire

We have pedal boats that can be hired out. They can fit 2 adults or 2 adults & 2 small kids or 4 large kids. During busy periods we advise you pre-book to avoid disappointment. (Can be hired from the shop)

Pedalo - £10.00 per hour

Life Jackets and oars are included in the rental of the canoes & pedalos
* For all hiring security deposit required: £20.00 / car keys / credit card.

Parking / Launching / Mooring Fees

All boats brought onto the Park by road or water, for Loch Ken use, will be charged as shown below. Payable to Loch Ken Holiday Park.

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
Inflatable with engine - £6.00 per day, £20.00 4-7 days
Sailing / Windsurfing / Rowing / Canoe /Paddle Board - £5 per visit

A system of registration for all motorised craft is in force. 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 below.

All motor boats must be registered before launching.

Registration fees - Annual

These are due for all motor boats on the loch and are payable to Dumfries and Galloway Council. Visitors to Loch Ken Holiday Park can register at Loch Ken Marina.


Owners of motor boats are strongly advised to have their own third party insurance which must be shown on registration.

Current prices

Registration Fee - £23.00
Registration Number Stickers - £10.00 (required for new reg.)
Public slipway key - £60.00
Depth May and Guide - £5.00
Yellow Boards for inflatables £8.50 pair

  • 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