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Wasdale Campsite facilities

The facilities at Wasdale Campsite, Cumbria
The facilities at Wasdale Campsite, Cumbria | © National Trust / Lee John Mann

We're looking forward to welcoming you to Wasdale Campsite. Please check the information below.

On arrival

Follow signage guidance. All forms of accommodation may arrive after 2pm and leave before 10am on the day of departure. If you wish to stay a further night, then please see staff before 10am to see if we can accommodate you. Please see website for winter season times.


The campsite shop is open with all the basics and limited retail offer, but we would advise you to bring supplies.

Shop and reception opening hours


8am - 6pm Sunday to Thursday, 8am - 7pm Friday and 8am - 6pm Saturday.

The shop and reception will be closed between 11am and 2pm for staff to clean and carry out maintenance.

Winter hours are generally 8am – 5pm all week but these times can vary and will be updated on the notice board outside the shop. If we are closed, then please follow signage guidance on arrival at the campsite.


If you choose to freeze your own ice blocks, we have a freezer available at reception on a first come first served basis. No food or drinks to be stored in here.

Toilet/shower blocks and extra facilities

We have a shower and toilet block, a family room and accessible bathroom.

Washing-up areas

Pot washing facilities are available at the toilet and shower block with plenty of hot water on tap. Please give the washing-up station a quick wipe down after you've finished, so it's nice and clean for the next person to use.


If you're staying with us for a few days, you might want to take advantage of our on-site laundry room. Washing and drying machines are available. We do not stock washing powder in the shop.

Electric hook-up to tents

There are limited pitches with electric hook-ups available to book online.

Chemical disposal

A chemical disposal point is located at the facility block. There is no grey waste disposal.

The shore of Wastwater is just one mile from Wasdale Campsite, Lake District

Wasdale Campsite information 

A peaceful campsite less than a mile from the shore of Wastwater, perfectly placed for challenging bike trails and Scafell Pike, England’s tallest mountain.