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Raccoon Lake Campground (previously Coon Lake Campground) is located along the main Highway 60 corridor. There’s a 6 kilometre gravel road that leads from the highway (km 40.3) into the campground. The road is in good condition, but it can be bumpy and it has many twists and turns, so caution is needed while driving. The latitude and longitude coordinates of Raccoon Lake Campground are 45.538939°, -78.405269°.

Raccoon Lake Campground is a relatively small and basic campground, with few amenities. There are no flush toilets (only vault toilets), and no showers or laundry services either. However, Rock Lake Campground is very close by, and all of those amenities are available at that campground. The campground office is also located at the Rock Lake Campground. Raccoon Lake Campground is a great choice for people who are looking for a basic car-camping experience at one of the smaller campgrounds in Algonquin Park.

Raccoon Lake Campground operates during the May long weekend (with some surrounding dates) and then closes for a few weeks until mid-June, when it stays open continuously until Labour Day.

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Campground video tours show the entire campground, including a walk-through of every individual campsite. Campsites are timestamped in the video for easy reference. This video is 41:04 long and was taken October, 2023.

Campground Features & Amenities

Number of Sites
48

RV Sites
Yes

Electrical Sites
No

Dog-Free Sites
No

Radio-Free Sites
No

Good Beach
No

Toilets
Vault

Showers
No

Laundry
No

Entry Road
6km Gravel

Motor Boats
No

Site Seclusion
Average

Review of Raccoon Lake Campground

Raccoon Lake Campground (previously Coon Lake Campground) is located along the main Highway 60 corridor. There’s a 6 kilometre gravel road that leads from the highway (km 40.3) into the campground. The road is in good condition, but it can be bumpy and it has many twists and turns, so caution is needed while driving. The latitude and longitude coordinates of Raccoon Lake Campground are 45.538939°, -78.405269°.

Raccoon Lake Campground is a relatively small and basic campground, with few amenities. There are no flush toilets (only vault toilets), and no showers or laundry services either. However, Rock Lake Campground is very close by, and all of those amenities are available at that campground. The campground office is also located at the Rock Lake Campground. Raccoon Lake Campground is a great choice for people who are looking for a basic car-camping experience at one of the smaller campgrounds in Algonquin Park.

Raccoon Lake Campground operates during the May long weekend (with some surrounding dates) and then closes for a few weeks until mid-June, when it stays open continuously until Labour Day.

Raccoon Lake Campground has a variety of campsites, and the best campsite will depend on your personal preferences. Most of the campsites are very similar in appearance, but the location within the campground is what sets them apart. For example, Site #136 is located directly beside the beach waterfront and the vault toilets. If you want quick, easy access to those amenities, you might love Site #136. But it comes with the tradeoff of reduced privacy.

Site #156 is my personal favourite because it’s basically two campsites in one. There’s the main area of the campsite, but then there’s also a small path that leads to a second, more sheltered section, equipped with its own picnic table and small tent pad. The trail continues down to the shore to provide water access. I really like this campsite but only because I travel solo; the secondary area and shoreline access are both very small, so they wouldn’t appeal to a larger group. 

Speaking of larger groups, if sheer size is what you’re looking for, some of the interior campsites like Site #135 and Site #137 are quite large. In the upper level of the campground, Site #159 is also pretty large and comes with its own trail down to the waterfront.

Raccoon Lake Campground only has non-electrical campsites, so all of the campsites throughout the campground have the same per-night fee. The per-night fee for a campsite at Raccoon Lake Campground is $42.38. This fee is inclusive of tax. One vehicle permit is included in the price of the campsite fee. For additional vehicles, the price is $14.13, per vehicle, per night.

In addition, there is a non-refundable reservation fee when making your booking. If you book over the phone, the fee is $13.00, and if you book online, the fee is $11.00. If you need to modify or cancel your booking, there is a minimum fee of $10.50 when modifying/cancelling over the phone, or $8.50 when modifying/cancelling online. The above prices are inclusive of tax.

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To book a campsite at Raccoon Lake Campground, you’ll need to visit the Ontario Parks website. Making a reservation is very straightforward. First, start by visiting reservations.ontarioparks.com. You should automatically be on the “Campsite” tab. In the “Park” dropdown, select “Algonquin – Rock Lake & Raccoon Lake”.  Follow the steps from there, and in just a few minutes you can make your reservation for Raccoon Lake Campground.

Rock Lake Campground and Raccoon Lake Campground are two separate campgrounds, but since they are very close to each other, Ontario Parks groups them together for booking purposes.

You can also book a campsite at Raccoon Lake Campground over the phone by calling Ontario Parks directly at 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275).

Remember, reservations can be made starting at 7:00 AM from up to five months in advance of your arrival date! For example, if you’d like to book a campsite at Raccoon Lake Campground for an arrival date of September 1st, you can make your reservation as of 7:00 AM on April 1st.

Please note that Algonquin & Beyond (this website) is a personal blog and is not affiliated with Algonquin Park or Ontario Parks. Reservations cannot be made on this website.

Raccoon Lake Campground is located along the main Highway 60 corridor, meaning there are lots of things to do and places to visit within close proximity. There’s the Visitor Centre, the Logging Museum, and the Art Centre, just to name a few. There are plenty of nearby hikes to explore, campgrounds to visit, and canoe routes to paddle. Plus, driving along Highway 60 is always a beautiful experience in itself!

Directly beside Raccoon Lake Campground is Rock Lake Campground. With more than one hundred campsites split between Campground A and Campground B, walking through Rock Lake Campground can be a great way to spend an afternoon. The campground is approximately 2km south of Raccoon Lake; it would take about 20 minutes to walk from one campground to the other, or you can drive between the two campgrounds in just a few minutes.

One of the best things about Raccoon Lake Campground is its close proximity to two of the park’s most popular hiking trails. There’s a trailhead to Centennial Ridges, one of the most popular yet challenging hikes, accessible directly from Raccoon Lake Campground. Just a few kilometres south, at the very end of Rock Lake Campground, is the trailhead for Booth’s Rock Trail. Booth’s Rock Trail is another one of the more popular hiking trails that provides stunning views from its various lookout points. Pro tip, Booth’s Rock Trail requires its own Daily Vehicle Permit during certain times of the year (which can be difficult to obtain!), so if you camp at Raccoon Lake Campground, you can extend the hike and walk over to the trailhead to avoid bringing your vehicle.

If you feel like having a more laid-back camping experience, and prefer not to drive away from the campground, renting a canoe is another great option. Raccoon Lake isn’t very large, but it can be a fun lake to explore for a few hours on the water. You can also bring the canoe over to Rock Lake and access a network of connected lakes, including Lake of Two Rivers, Pog Lake, and Whitefish Lake. There aren’t any rental services directly at Raccoon Lake Campground, but there are a handful of outfitting rental services nearby that will deliver directly to the campground for you. You can check out this article “A Complete Guide to Renting Canoes in Algonquin Park” to learn more.

For more information, visit the Raccoon Lake Campground page on the Algonquin Park website.

Campsite Pictures & Information

The table below includes every campsite at Raccoon Lake Campground in Algonquin Park. To view pictures of each campsite, click on the respective link in the “Site Number” column. Each campsite page will open in a new tab.

CampgroundSite NumberMax CapacitySite Length (m)Site Width (m)QualityElectrical ServiceSite ShadeGround CoverOn-Site ParkingPrivacyPet FreeRadio FreeAdjacent To
Raccoon LakeSite #1286510PoorNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil2PoorNoNoPrivy
Raccoon LakeSite #1296710AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass2PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #13061513AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass2PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #1316811GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #1326911GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #13361111AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #13461010AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNoPrivy
Raccoon LakeSite #1356106GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #136666AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNoBody of Water
Raccoon LakeSite #1376916AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #138679AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #13961214AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #140669AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNoBody of Water
Raccoon LakeSite #1416710AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #142675AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNoBody of Water
Raccoon LakeSite #143658AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #145688AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #146685AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNoBody of Water
Raccoon LakeSite #147685AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #148667AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNoBody of Water
Raccoon LakeSite #149688AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNoBody of Water
Raccoon LakeSite #150659AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #1516811AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNoWater Tap
Raccoon LakeSite #152655AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #153695AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #154655AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #1556105AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #156655GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1GoodNoNoBody of Water
Raccoon LakeSite #157666AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1GoodNoNoBody of Water
Raccoon LakeSite #158656AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNoPrivy
Raccoon LakeSite #159688GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1GoodNoNoBody of Water
Raccoon LakeSite #1606710AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #161666AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNoPrivy
Raccoon LakeSite #162699AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #163635AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #164686AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #165655AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #166655AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #1676710AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #168659AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #1696710AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1PoorNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #170688AverageNon-ElectricAM SunSoil1AverageNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #1716108AverageNon-ElectricAM SunSoil1AverageNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #172699AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1AverageNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #17361010AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1AverageNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #1746611AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1AverageNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #1756710AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSoil1AverageNoNo
Raccoon LakeSite #1766911PoorNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass1AverageNoNo

The information in this table was updated January, 2024. For the most up-to-date information, visit algonquinpark.on.ca.

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