Smeaton's Lakes - Touring, Caravan and Fishing Park

Great North Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 6ED
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Set in approximately 90 acres of lakes and parkland Smeaton's Lakes is a quiet, rural haven of peace and tranquillity for fishing, nature walks, caravans, motorhomes and tents.

Often described by new visitors as one of the East Midlands' best kept secrets, Smeaton's Lakes' close proximity to the A1 and A46 make it the ideal base from which to explore the many and varied attractions of this historic area.

The viaduct carrying the A616 road over the River Trent between Newark-on-Trent and South Muskham (part of the original Great North Road) was designed and construction was overseen by John Smeaton between 1768 and 1770 and is known as Smeaton's Viaduct. As the viaduct forms an intrinsic part of our site, it seemed only fitting that we paid tribute to its designer and, so, Smeaton's Lakes was born.

Established in 1996, this peaceful, wooded site, offers a year-round, quiet haven for caravans, motorhomes, tourers, campers and fishermen.

The sympathetically developed site is a veritable nature wonderland for walkers and dog lovers alike, with prime fishing both on our lakes and the River Trent.

Southwell, with its historic Minster is 5 minutes away by car, whilst Lincoln with its many and varied historic attractions is just 30 minutes away.

The site is fully supervised and we take great care to ensure that there is no overcrowding.

•Cycle track into Newark
•Civil war earthworks on site
•Local bus stop outside our main entrance
•Easy access to Newark Northgate railway station (East Coast Main Line) and Newark Castle Station
•Convenient for the Newark Showground with its renowned International Antiques Fair and various other events and attractions throughout the year
•Close to the Newark Air Museum

Facilities include:
•16 amp electricity on most pitches
•Hard standing pitches available
•Friendly staff
•Ideal for motorhomes
•Several fishing lakes
•Calor Gas suppliers
•Small shop for basics
•Disabled toilets and shower
•Pets welcome
•Daily newspapers to order
•Indian, Chinese and Pizza delivery service available
•Clubhouse available for hire

Fishing at Smeaton's Lakes
A wide variety of fishing is available on the site, with 5 lakes spread over an area of 90 acres in addition to river fishing.

Night fishing, on-site concessions, toilets and showers are also available.

We have an established on-site fishery. Disabled people are catered for, with all lakes having easily accessible pegs. In addition to the lakes, we also have 7 pegs on the River Trent.

The site is open all year round and boasts 3 categories of fishing:–
(including the Finger Ponds, fed by the River Trent)
Bream - Tench - Rudd - Roach - Perch - Smaller Carp - Pike
Mirror - Ghost - Leather - Common - Koi
Barbel and Chubb during open season (June – March)


Map & Directions


Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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