Canisbay Lake – Campsite #6
This may just be my favorite campsite on Canisbay Lake. It’s equal parts functional, aesthetic, interesting, and unique, with a dash of wtf thrown in. The entrance to the campsite is a soft beach landing which doubles as the perfect area for swimming. The fire pit is built very close to the shoreline and offers a view out onto the waters of Canisbay. There are a few small circular logs for seating around the fire pit. And then this is where the dash of wtf comes in. There’s the tallest bench I’ve ever seen in Algonquin just off to the side, along with the widest grill I’ve ever seen. Both of those are the exact opposite of functional, but they’re pretty cool to have around anyways! There are also a handful of large tent spots to choose from nearby. The site is located on a point and is rather exposed, but there’s plenty of places to hang a tarp for protection if needed. But my favorite part about this campsite is that it’s located right beside the little pond, or stream, or whatever it is. It’s directly behind the campsite and can be accessed easily with a short one minute walk. It looks like the perfect wildlife spotting opportunity, and you don’t even need to get in your canoe or leave your campsite to get there. Since the campsite is surrounded by marsh it may not be great for the spring season, but for summer or early fall I would love to camp here. Oh and the thunder box is very close to the main site and easily visible, so keep that in mind if you like a high amount of privacy while doing your business!
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