Algonquin & Beyond

Big Trout Lake – Campsite #13

Just looking at this campsite from the water and it’s obvious that this is a beast of a site. The site sits on top of a massive chunk of rock, with no apparent canoe landing… it seems you just need to find somewhere among the rocks to land. Have fun getting your gear to the top, but once you do you’re rewarded with an epic view down Big Trout Lake from what feels like your own little castle. Despite the slope and elevation, there are a few patches of flat ground to accommodate a few tents. There is obviously tons of room to spread out among the rock and enjoy the morning sun, stargaze, swim etc. but on the other hand, water access (going for a paddle, putting out the fire, etc.) is obviously a pain in the butt. If this site faced west for the sunset I’d be more inclined to camp here, but for an east-facing site I’m not sure if the poor water access is worth the elevation. But that’s just my personal preference.

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Map of Big Trout Lake Campsites in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
View of the campsite #13 from the water on Big Trout Lake in Algonquin Park
View from water
Interior of campsite #13 with a view east down the lake of Big Trout Lake in Algonquin
Interior of site
Fire pit with flat benches for seating on Campsite #13 on Big Trout Lake
Fire pit and seating
Large flat area to pitch a tent on Big Trout Lake campsite #13
Tent spot
Large tent spot area at the top of the elevated campsite #13 on Big Trout Lake
Tent spot
Looking down the large rocky shoreline of Big Trout Lake campsite #13
Rocky shoreline
Grassy patch on large rocky shoreline at the front of campsite #13 on Big Trout Lake
Rocky shoreline
Shallow waters in front of rocky shoreline on campsite #13 on Big Trout Lake
Rocky shoreline
Rocky canoe landing on Big Trout Lake Campsite #13
Canoe landing

* Images and information taken September 2020

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps

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