Canoeing and Kayaking on : Loch Ken

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The Galloway Activity Centre has a wide range of outdoor activities on offer with equipment hire.

You pay for using the slip (£8.50 during 2012) but you get to use the facilities.

Nice cafe overlooking Loch Ken and it has camping available.

To the south is the water ski area. Keep tight to the west banking when going through, the signs are clear. There is a ranger who may pop out and point you in the right direction otherwise.

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The camping is available from the activity centre.

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Red is normal paddling.
Yellow you have to make your way through reeds, you may not be able to paddle!
Green is where folk fish from the bank. Give wide berth.
The larger of the two islands you can get off and explore, it is very small.
The ski school is just after the second island.

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Red normal paddling
Yellow keep west going past the ski area, the boats create wash.
Green gentle rapids, some big rocks, be careful.

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Loch Ken is an 8 mile Loch by 1/2 mile wide created by a barrage at the SE end. The launch site is 100x to the north of the excellent Loch Ken Holiday Park, with full facilities for camping & caravans. The Loch is surrounded by beautiful scenery, relatively midge free, and has virtually no flow. Exercise caution to the north of the viaduct and keep to the western shore as this is a water-ski zone.

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1 mile north of Parton on the A713, Loch Ken Holiday Park has its own grass frontage to the Loch suitable for launching. Friendly and helpful staff, excellent facilities regularly cleaned and checked, shop, WiFi, touring caravan pitches and large camping field - all set in the most beautiful scenery with a superb Lowland Loch to paddle! Highly recommended, especially for families.

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Barrage at Glen Locher, portage point.