Carron Dam is a partially drained reservoir with wetland, rich fen and deciduous woodland. Specialised plants such as gypsywort, remote sedge and water-plantain thrive in the wetlands, which is one of the largest in the area. Water voles and water rails may also be glimpsed along the banks.
A path leads around the reserve from Stenhouse Road.
From Falkirk, take the B902 north to Stenhousemuir. After crossing the River Carron, turn left at a roundabout onto the B905. This is Stenhouse Road. Park carefully on this road or on one of the side-streets.
The reserve is accessed through the pedestrian gate on Stenhouse Road. Follow the footpath onto the reserve.
The reserve is very wet and boggy. Visitors are advised to stay on the paths and boardwalks.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (registered number SC040247), having its registered office at