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Whitefish Lake Group Campground in Algonquin Park

Whitefish Lake Group Campground is located in the heart of Algonquin Park, along Highway 60. More specifically, the campground is located at kilometre 37 on Highway 60. The latitude and longitude coordinates are 45.567128°, -78.438800°.

Whitefish Lake Campground is a “Group” campground with 18 campsites in total. It is the only “Group” campground in Algonquin Park. The campsites can accommodate groups between 10 and 40 people (each campsite will have its own maximum occupancy). The campground offers only basic amenities like cold running water and vault toilets. There are no flush toilets, showers, or laundry services at Whitefish Lake Campground. There are also no RV campsites, electrical campsites, dog-free campsites, or radio-free campsites at Whitefish Lake Campground. To accommodate your large group, each campsite will come equipped with picnic tables and a few parking spots located just outside of the campsite.

Whitefish Lake Campground operates from mid-May until mid-October.

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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 55:55 long and was taken October, 2023.

Campground Features & Amenities

Number of Sites
18

RV Sites
No

Electrical Sites
No

Dog-Free Sites
No

Radio-Free Sites
No

Good Beach
Yes

Toilets
Vault

Showers
No

Laundry
No

Entry Road
2km Gravel

Motor Boats
No

Site Seclusion
Average

Review of Whitefish Lake Campground

Whitefish Lake Group Campground is located in the heart of Algonquin Park, along Highway 60. More specifically, the campground is located at kilometre 37 on Highway 60. The latitude and longitude coordinates are 45.567128°, -78.438800°.

Whitefish Lake Campground is a “Group” campground with 18 campsites in total. It is the only “Group” campground in Algonquin Park. The campsites can accommodate groups between 10 and 40 people (each campsite will have its own maximum occupancy). The campground offers only basic amenities like cold running water and vault toilets. There are no flush toilets, showers, or laundry services at Whitefish Lake Campground. There are also no RV campsites, electrical campsites, dog-free campsites, or radio-free campsites at Whitefish Lake Campground. To accommodate your large group, each campsite will come equipped with picnic tables and a few parking spots located just outside of the campsite.

Whitefish Lake Campground operates from mid-May until mid-October.

Even though Whitefish Lake Campground has some of the largest campsites in Algonquin Park (since the campground is meant for large groups), there are only 18 campsites in total. When it comes to finding the best campsite, there aren’t too many options to choose from. But don’t let that deter you! Each of the 18 campsites are very large and spacious. Each campsite will have multiple picnic tables, along with several parking spots just outside of the campsite, to accommodate large groups of up to 40 people.

If you’re looking for privacy, Campsite #501 is a great option since it’s in a secluded dead-end area of the campground. If you’re looking for something with a bit more tree coverage and shelter, Campsite #511 or Campsite #514 might be a better option. Take a look at all of the campsite photos for Whitefish Lake Campground and see which one appeals to you the most!

Since Whitefish Lake Campground is considered a “Group” campground, the per-night price is higher than other campgrounds in Algonquin Park. But when you consider that the cost of the reservation will be split among more people, the per-person price can actually end up being cheaper than other campgrounds in Algonquin Park.

The campsite fees for Whitefish Lake Campground is $118.37 per night. For Youth/Special groups, the rate is $59.33 per night. These fees are 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.

More Info:
Whitefish Lake Group Campground Fees
Ontario Parks Reservation Fees
Ontario Parks Change/Cancellation Penalties

To book a campsite at Whitefish Lake Campground, you’ll need to visit the Ontario Parks website.  Making a reservation at Whitefish Lake Campground is a slightly different process than the other campgrounds in Algonquin Park. This is because Whitefish Lake is considered a “Group” campground. Start by visiting reservations.ontarioparks.com. Next, you’ll want to click on the “Group Campsite” tab along the top, and select “Algonquin – Whitefish Lake” from the first dropdown. Follow the steps from there, and in just a few minutes you can make your reservation for Whitefish Lake Group Campground.

You can also book a campsite at Whitefish 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 Whitefish 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.

Whitefish Lake Campground is only 2km south of Highway 60, meaning you can get to the highway in just a few minutes to explore the surrounding areas. Driving along Highway 60 is always a beautiful experience; you can visit attractions like the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre, take a look at some of the other campgrounds along Highway 60, and if you’re lucky, you might even spot some wildlife!

Directly beside Whitefish Lake Campground is Pog Lake Campground. With 286 campsites, Pog Lake is the largest campground in Algonquin Park. Walking through the campground can be a nice way to spend an afternoon. Plus, it doesn’t require a vehicle since you can walk to Pog Lake Campground in just a few minutes from your campsite at Whitefish Lake Campground.

Approximately 1km east on Highway 60 is the entrance to the Centennial Ridges hiking trail, one of the most popular trails in Algonquin Park. Centennial Ridges is one of the longer and more challenging trails in the park, but if you’re feeling up to the challenge, it’s a great attraction that’s very close to Whitefish Lake Campground. There are plenty of other hiking trails along Highway 60 that can be explored as well. Having a vehicle to get around is highly recommended.

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. The large beach at Whitefish Lake Campground provides a great launching point to go for a paddle. There are a network of connected lakes that you can paddle through, including Lake of Two Rivers, Pog Lake, Whitefish Lake, and Rock Lake. There aren’t any rental services directly at Whitefish 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 Whitefish Lake Group Campground page on the Algonquin Park website.

Campsite Pictures & Information

The table below includes every campsite at Whitefish Lake Group 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 CapacityQualityElectrical ServiceSite ShadeGround CoverOff-Site Vehicle ParkingOn-Site Vehicle ParkingPrivacyPet FreeRadio FreeAdjacent To
Whitefish LakeSite #50120AverageNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoBody of Water
Whitefish LakeSite #50210GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoBody of Water
Whitefish LakeSite #50320GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoPrivy, Vehicle Parking
Whitefish LakeSite #50440GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoPrivy
Whitefish LakeSite #50540GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeGrass31GoodNoNoPrivy, Beach
Whitefish LakeSite #50640GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoPrivy, Water Tap
Whitefish LakeSite #50720GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoBody of Water
Whitefish LakeSite #50820GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoWater Tap
Whitefish LakeSite #50930GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoPrivy, Marsh
Whitefish LakeSite #51020GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoWater Tap
Whitefish LakeSite #51120GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoWater Tap
Whitefish LakeSite #51220GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNo
Whitefish LakeSite #51320GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoPrivy
Whitefish LakeSite #51430GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoWater Tap
Whitefish LakeSite #51520GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoPrivy, Water Tap
Whitefish LakeSite #51630GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoPrivy, Water Tap
Whitefish LakeSite #51740GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoPrivy, Water Tap
Whitefish LakeSite #51830GoodNon-ElectricPartial ShadeSand, Grass31GoodNoNoPrivy, Water Tap

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

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