Faskally lies mostly North/South, its centre section running East/West, with pretty steep sides especially for a fair proportion of the Western shore, meaning that prevailing westerlies don't get to blow you off the water nearly as much as can happen elsewhere.
It's far narrower than the majority of Perthshire's "real" lochs, like Earn, Tay, Rannoch.
No far horizons here - the loch lies along the old course of the Tummel, just below the Tummel/Garry confluence - and you're looking at fairly steep geography mostly on both sides. There are floating keepaway barriers a hundred or so metres from the dam, to keep boats away from the draw as the Hydro scheme takes water for generation.
Several pretty easy put-ins.
1. At the parkland accessed from the Hydro scheme that governs the main inflow into Faskally. See http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.sr...4195&ay=758291
Take the yellow road from the A9 that goes to the power station marked on the Loch surface with a big blue 4. You take the hydro access, and at the bottom of the brae there's an area of public parkland by the power station. The water level's perhaps five feet below the park. Recently this has been used by bunches of playboaters who're using the lumpy bits of the Tummel above the loch, and the grass can be a bit rutted at times when the ground's soft. Here the river flow is evident in the loch, as the loch at its top is essentially an ever-widening/slowing River Tummel. The garry is navigable upstream for a short distance before you begin to run out of water (summer level, god knows how it is right now, probably a roaring brown torrent?)
2. A couple of hundred yards before the Fisheries Research place on the East shore, more or less across from point 1. There's a very shallow bay, where extensive shallows can be exposed at times if the loch's low.
3. At the public access for the dam from the town's main street, pretty much where the words Fish Ladder show on the map. This is probably the easiest access.
There's a lochside "cafe" that hires boats at the P sign on the East shore. Avoid it. The owner is very unwelcoming to canoeists. I showed up when he had nobody there, and after I'd tied up he emerged and told me to go away - that boats apparently constantly came and went at his jetties and I'd get in the way. I did explain that I intended to be a customer, needed a hot drink and a butty etc. No dice. His story was totally naff - there was a total of two boats out on the loch; I'd come all the way down from the Fishery Research put in, seen how empty the loch was.
He clearly has a downer on canoes... So I wished him well - and left, taking my money and business elsewhere.
That's it, really. Loch Faskally's a pleasant enough place perhaps to keep in mind as a fallback if an arranged loch paddle elsewhere gets blown off.
Never seen any fast motorboats or jetskis there - there's no slip access that I've seen.
That shall float upon the river,
Like a yellow leaf in Autumn