Algonquin & Beyond

Big Trout Lake – Campsite #3

This site has a shallow beach to land your canoe, and a small gradual incline to the main area of the campsite. It looks a bit overgrown and I can tell that the site is probably rarely used. But the grassy ground makes for a soft place to pitch a tent and like many other sites on Big Trout Lake, it offers a gorgeous view down the lake. I was a bit shocked to see a thoroughly built shelter behind the site, complete with a wall of branches to act as a wind break, a large flat rock to act as a night table, and some lashed together branches to make it very easy to hang a tarp roof. If you’re a minimalist who likes to sleep under a tarp, or if you want particularly good shelter where you sleep, this might be the site for you. Personally I found it a bit eerie and would not want to sleep there.

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Map of Big Trout Lake Campsites in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
View of campsite 3 on Big Trout Lake in Algonquin Park from the water
View from water
Grassy trail to campsite 3 on Big Trout Lake from the water
Trail to site
View of the interior of Big Trout Lake campsite 3 looking out onto the water
Interior of site
Small fire pit with 3 benches of seating surrounding it on Big Trout Lake campsite 3
Fire pit and seating
Large grassy tent spot on Big Trout Lake campsite 3 in Algonquin Park
Tent spot
Man made shelter from wood logs and branches behind campsite 3 on Big Trout Lake
Man made shelter
Beach canoe landing on Big Trout Lake campsite 3 in Algonquin
Canoe landing

* Images and information taken September 2020

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps

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