Camper Vans & Small Caravans
Snowdonia camp site open nearly all year round
On the small, touring van area of our camp site in Snowdonia, there are 6 pitches with electric hook ups and hardstandings suitable for camper vans, smaller motorhomes and roof tents. A few of these pitches are suitable for caravans too. Winter access is easy and comfortable as the van pitches are all hard standing and our wash block is heated.
We are open for camper vans and caravans from 1st March – early January.
For tent campers (and the odd roof tent) our spacious, nearly wild tent camping fields are open 1st May – 30th September.
The site is surrounded by the dramatic scenery of Snowdonia National Park – watch the shadows race over the mountains and the ebb and flow of the Mawddach Estuary. Shelter is provided by oak, birch and rowan trees and hill sides covered in heather and moss. The two “panorama pitches” have the best views but there are benches overlooking the view for everyone to enjoy. There is also a communal camp fire area with fairy lights in a sheltered glade in the woods.
All availability is online to book via our web site – please note for on the day bookings you will need to call us.
Snowdonia camp site near Mawddach Trail
There is direct access down a steep track (unsuitable for people with mobility issues) through the meadows and woodland of the lower tent camping fields to the Mawddach Cycle Trail along the estuary. The wildlife here is wonderful – regularly seen (or heard) on site are owls, bats, buzzards, woodpeckers, jays, house martins, wagtails and even nightjars and peregrines. With rugged scenery and rocky outcrops around the site, it’s advisable to bring sturdy pegs for awnings (we usually have rock pegs for sale in reception)!
You can choose from 2 panorama pitches, 1 standard motorhome/caravan pitch or 4 small camper van pitches to best accommodate different sizes of touring vans and caravans. Early booking advised for the two panorama pitches with the best views! Pitch types are designed to create more breathing space between pitches at peak times. We are sorry but on this part of the site there is not space for tents, additional gazebos, event shelters etc. Tent campers should book onto our nearly wild Tent Camping Fields. We welcome Roof Tent campers to our camper van area and there are a few pitches suitable for roof tents on our wilder tent fields.
Facilities and Prices
Here is a description of our our facilities
A bus stops outside the site linking to a local train station – ideal if you want to leave your vehicle on site. Read our green travel tips.
If you are looking for splendid isolation you can find it on our tent only camping fields as the touring van site is much smaller with pitches closer together. But if you are looking for a small, clean and quietly sociable site in a great location, then we hope you will enjoy Graig Wen.
- 2 people per pitch
- children under 5 free
- one vehicle (your camper van, trailer tent/caravan plus car)
- hardstanding and some grass
- small awning
- quiet site with 7 pitches in camper van area
- outstanding views from communal benches
- firepit with fairy lights in woods
- hot showers, spotless flushing loos/basins, washing up area
- free wifi in shelter
- free welcome guide packed with local info and walks from sit
- filtered spring water
- recycling and refuse bins
- chemical Disposal Point for toilets
- access to microwave, fridge and freezer for ice-packs
- electric hook up – optional – nightly charge
- dogs – one off charge donated to animal shelter
- additional people/night
- additional vehicles (by pre-arrangement only if we have space)
- on site shop with pastry breakfasts, barista coffee, firewood, local craft beers, maps etc
- outstanding location with direct access to Mawddach Trail down steepish track
- bus stop for service to beach/Dolgellau/local pub (daytime only)
- bike racks
- friendly and knowledgable staff
- sustainably run camp site
CAMPER VAN/CARAVAN PITCH TYPES & PRICES
We have 6 pitches which accommodate different size touring vans and smaller caravans. Please make sure you book the right type of pitch for you. We are sorry but on this part of the site there is not space for additional gazebos, events shelters etc.
All our touring site pitches are hardstanding and you can choose to pay for optional electric hook up.
Prices include up to 2 people sharing one unit & one vehicle – If you are a solo camper looking for a pitch last minute, please contact us for the best deal we can offer.
Small Camper Van Pitches – 3 pitches suitable for small camper vans up to about 6m with a standard awning up to 2.5m deep. On our site map these are pitch numbers 4, 5 and 6. No caravans or tents.
Low Season £22 Mid Season £25 Peak Season £30
Standard Caravan/Motorhome Pitch – 1 Pitch suitable for caravans or motorhomes up to 7m with awnings up to 3m deep. (Pitch 3 on our Site Map)
Low Season £22 Mid Season £25 Peak Season £30
Panorama Pitches – 2 pitches with the best views for caravans or motorhomes up to 7.5 metres plus standard awnings to 2.5 deep. No tents.
Low Season £25 Mid Season £30 Peak Season £35
Additional people per night
Low Season: Adult £7 Child (5 – 16 inclusive) £3
Mid Season: Adult £8 Child (5 – 16 inclusive) £3.50
Peak Season: Adult £9 Child (5 – 16 inclusive) £4
Under 5s are free
- £8 night Electric Hook up
- Additional vehicles subject to available space £10/night
SEASONS (all dates are inclusive)
1 – 21 March, 1 October – 25 October, 4 November – 22 December
14 April – 2 May, 6 – 23 May, 2 – 30 June , 1 – 30 September, 25 October – 3 November
All Bank Holidays, 22 March – 13 April, 3 – 5 May, 24 May – 1 June, 1 July – 31 August, 23 December 2023 – 5 January 2025
There are minimum nights stay requirements during peak season including 3 days for bank holidays for all pitches and usually 5 nights for Panorama Pitches during school holidays unless we have a shorter gap nearer the time.
Graig Wen was a really friendly, well-organised and clean campsite. The view from the top of the site and the little extra viewpoint were outstanding, what a spot to have a campsite! We had a hardstanding pitch which was spacious and close to the facilities. The toilet block and showers were kept clean (and good covid protocols in place). The welcome was warm and all the staff we came in to contact with were helpful and friendly. Absolutely loved the shop and the option to order breakfast pastries too. The app was such a helpful tool, even used it for advice when we had left but were still in the area. We will definitely be heading back to Graig Wen.