I guess that is a new arrangement Highland Haggis..but could explain why the No Camping and No Over Night Stay signs disappeared last time I was there ?
However .. I would suggest keep an open mind about camping there.. even though I presume it is now allowed .. simply because the date of the outing is high season and also during ”Glasgow Fare Fortnight” .
Campsites that take tents in the Oban area are few and far between.. and often fully booked during this period. So if there is now a free “wild campsite” close to town ..you may well find it over run with folks as Oban is understandably a popular holiday place.
The new Loch Lomond camping ban has extended well into the Trossachs too..which has the effect of pushing the partying car campers who made a terrible mess of that area..deeper into the countryside.. example Glen Etive. You can hardly move down there in July for tents etc
Im not suggesting don’t camp there..but if you have come a long way..the last thing you may want is to arrive then find it a free camp ground full of youngsters having a party. There is not much room to pitch tents although you can get a few at the far end.
Just some thoughts to consider ?..
This is a photo from Google Map of the car park..there is a little room for tents behind this view.
If I was arriving on the Friday.. and an official campsite was full.. I think I would launch my boat and camp on a quiet spot on Kerrera ? The party lot..if in the area .. tend not to go to an island nor do they like walking far.
Of course..if the car park had no other campers..its then not necessary. Its a couple of years since I used the car park..so cant really comment on camping there now.
Hey Jeff..I though you would have known about the flying boat base ?
I believe there is a Sunderland and two or three catalina Flying boats sunk off Kerrera ..that the divers go see ?. I had heard the Sunderland is full of large congers too..not that I fish for them.. I cant imagine anything worse than fighting a large wriggling conger aboard a small inflatable.