Big Trout Lake – Campsite #11

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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Map of Big Trout Lake Campsites in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
View of the small island campsite #11 on Big Trout Lake in Algonquin from the water
View from water
Rocky shoreline canoe landing on Big Trout Lake island campsite #11
Canoe landing
Interior of campsite #11 on Big Trout Lake looking east
Interior of site
Interior of campsite #11 on Big Trout Lake looking north
Interior of site
Main fire pit and seating area on Big Trout Lake island campsite #11 in Algonquin Park
Fire pit and seating
Green Eureka Suma 2 tent pitched on campsite #11 on Big Trout Lake in Algonquin Park
Tent spot
Green Aqua Quest tarp pitched above tent spot on Big Trout Lake campsite #11 island
Tent spot w/ tarp
Flat ground to pitch tents on Big Trout Lake campsite #11 in Algonquin
Tent spot
Large tent spot area on Big Trout Lake island campsite in Algonquin
Tent spot
Large flat ground nearby the thunder box on Campsite #11 on Big Trout Lake in Algonquin Park
Tent spot (thunder box)
Small tent spot on the west end of the island on campsite #11 on Big Trout Lake
Tent spot (west end)
Fire pit on west side of the island on campsite #11 on Big Trout Lake
Fire pit (west end)
West side of island on campsite #11 on Big Trout Lake in Algonquin
West side of island
Rocky shoreline at the west end of the island campsite #11 on Big Trout Lake
Rocky shoreline (west end)

* Images and information taken September 2020

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps