Lough Oughter is set in the very attractive surrounds of Killykeen Forest Park, a national park full of trails for walking and with plenty of water, and fish, for the fishermen.
The swimming area is a good place for a dip, with a small stretch of sand leading you into the soft lake water which is also sandy underfoot. There is quite a good depth here and as you swim out you get a panoramic view of the lake surrounded by its impressive, broadleaf forests. Don’t get carried away, though, as you are quickly out of your depth.
Be careful that you don’t swim in the other areas marked with warning signs. They are there for a reason.
Killykeen has ample parking and numerous picnic tables. There are basic toilets before you cross the footbridge to the swimming area.
Ordnance Survey Map No: 34