Llyn Gwynant Campsite, Snowdonia


Llyn Gwynant Campsite


Nant Gwynant, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 4NW

Suitable for: 



£12 per night for non-electric grass camping pitch 




2 nights in March 2009

Here at Piggl we love to look back at some of our all time favourite campsites and we have very fond memories of this campsite in particular as it was the very first night in our first ever campervan - our trusty old Vauxhall Vivaro.

llyn gwynant campsite in snowdonia by piggl
Llyn Gwynant campsite is located in the very heart of Snowdonia National Park. We were staying quite early in the season with March frost still on the ground. The campsite was not busy at this time so the very helpful owner let us park our campervan right on the lake’s edge giving us a stunning view over the lake on one side and Snowdonia to the other. 
Llyn Gwynant campsite


Facilities on site are inside a large stone building which is clean and warm; with mens and ladies toilets and a unisex shower block (don’t worry - shower cubicles are individual and include a private changing area). In 2020, four new family shower cubicles are under construction. These will have underfloor heating, hot showers and a toilet. There is also a dishwashing area, laundry and freezer room, chemical disposal and a small shop where you can buy camping essentials and fire wood. 

Llyn Gwynant campsite facilities


The campsite is an ideal base camp to explore this beautiful region and you can walk up Snowdon mountain directly from the site or simply enjoy natural beauty by the lake - it's perfect for canoeing or paddleboarding. 

We opted to spend our Saturday walking in the nearby low level mountains - we weren’t quite up for the full Snowdon hike in snow!  And of course there are plenty of local pubs serving hot food and drinks nearby and who are very welcoming to walkers.


Nothing on our stay, but we hear this campsite is very busy in the peak summer season so book in advance. 


Spectacular views over the Llyn Gwynant waters and easy access into Snowdonia for walking, plus a nice hot shower on our return. 





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