Roadford Lake Country Park, Okehampton

Roadford Lake Country Park overview

The highlight of Roadford Lake Country Park in Okehampton is its 40-acre lake. For any watersport teenagers in the family, this is the place to head for, to learn or practice their kayaking, rowing, sailing,…….skills. For those with younger children there are walks and cycle trails around the lake and a café to buy that essential ice cream.
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Latest reviews

172 Reviews
5 Compliments

A great place to break your journey to Cornwall!

30 Jun 2013
Visited with: Infant, Child
Thanks to and a quick search online for cafes near our location on the A30, we found this place and it's great. The café is reviewed separately, as that's worth a visit in its own right. We wanted a place for the children to be able to run around a bit as well as being able to have a coffee and a cake, and this fitted the bill perfectly. Rather than focus on the outdoor water-based activities (see other review for details) , we went to the play area and to the visitor centre. Apart from the £2 parking charge which goes to the upkeep of this high quality facility, the visitor centre is free! Full of interactive, touch, feel and press button features for kids and adults alike, you can learn about the construction of the dam as well as conservation challenges, and a lot of history of the area. There are waterside walks, and also a range of childfriendly activities going on during the year - ranging from Fathers Day Falconry, outdoor performances of Mr Toad, Craft fairs, cycle trail and treasure hunt. Contact venue for details. Oh, and if the visitor centre feature electrics aren't switched on - just ask staff!
95 Reviews
5 Compliments

lake, watersports, cycle route and play area

22 Aug 2010
Visited with: Child
A scenic place on the edge of Dartmoor for a cycle ride or a gentle walk along a flat, circular lakeside route. Start at the pay and display car park, where there is also a cafe, toilets, gift shop and visitor centre (venue available for private functions, too). A short walk brings you to a play area to the side of the main building, which is on safety bark and has swings and slides. The centre is home to a Outdoor and Active centre, for watersports such as windsurfing and kayaking, and there is a campsite too. The footpaths are all signposted, but if it all gets too much hire a rowing boat! Fishing is popular here, and tuition can be arranged for budding anglers. It's open all year but opening times are reduced in winter so do check the website. Entrance is free but the car park has a small charge at £1 per hour.