Clydegale Lake – Campsite #1 2017

Clydegale Lake – Campsite #1 – 2017

This is my favourite campsite on Clydegale Lake. There’s a beach landing which makes it easy to access the site and unload your gear. There are a few flat tent spot options right beside the landing, before the hill up to the fire pit area. Beside the fire pit there’s also one more small tent spot option near the thunder box. The fire pit is moderately sheltered and faces the water; there’s a large rock face in front of the fire pit that trails off into another exposed rock on the lake. In low water levels you can walk to the exposed rock which offers a commanding view onto Clydegale, while also being comfortable enough to lounge on, stargaze, swim from, etc. My favourite part is that it also provides great views of both the sunset and the sunrise. A big advantage of this campsite is that it’s right near the entrance to Clydegale Lake (coming from Pen Lake), so it will shorten your travel time when you’re coming and going. The only downsides are that you’ll have some passerby’s from people entering/leaving Clydegale, and it’s close enough to Campsite #2 that you’ll be able to hear a group from there if they’re being loud. But if you’re in search of views, spaciousness, swimming, and overall accessibility, this site has it all. Oh, and keep your eye out for nearby moose 😉

UPDATE: Clydegale Lake Campsite #1 Report from September 2018

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Map of Clydegale Lake campsites in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
Clydegale Lake Campsite #1 entrance to the campsite
Front of campsite
Clydegale Lake Campsite #1 big rock in front of the campsite
Big rock, front of campsite
Clydegale Lake Campsite #1 fire pit and seating area
Fire pit and seating
Clydegale Lake campsite #1 interior of campsite facing inward
Interior of campsite
Clydegale Lake Campsite #1 interior of campsite
Interior of campsite
Clydegale Lake Campsite #1 tent spots at the bottom of the hill
Tent spots
Clydegale Lake Campsite #1 bigger tent spots at bottom of hill
Hill from landing to main area
Clydegale Lake Campsite #1 small tent spot beside thunder box
Small tent spot
Clydegale Lake Campsite #1 canoe beach landing
Beach landing
Clydegale Lake Campsite #1 panorama view from the water
Panorama from water

* Images and information taken July 2017

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps