Big Trout Lake – Campsite #11
Looking at a map, I didn’t realize that this site is actually on a separate island than the larger island just north of it. It’s a small island with the main campsite on the east side. There’s a well-built fire pit with plenty of flat seating around it, and multiple tent spots to choose from. Some of the tent spots have a slight slope, but nothing too major. For a small island it also offers good shelter from the elements and a beautiful view down the east end of the lake. But the real highlight of this campsite is the west side of the island with its large, open, elevated rocky shoreline. It offers a place to enjoy the afternoon sun and watch the sunset with what might be my favourite view in the park. Looking out down the west half of Big Trout Lake is just gorgeous. There’s also a secondary fire pit and nearby tent spot on this side of the island, so it’s almost a double campsite – great if you’re travelling with a big group. Unfortunately the island suffers from really bad campsite abuse, with things like cut down live trees and numerous stuck ropes on branches from food hangs gone wrong.
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