Algonquin & Beyond

Farm Lake – Campsite #3

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I wouldn’t say this would be an overly desirable site, but it had all that I needed. The front of the site was flooded from spring water levels when I camped here, the fire pit very close to the water’s edges, and I suspect that a couple of tent spots were under water. The site is kind of an island with the back bay behind being marshy, but maybe this is more of a peninsula at normal water levels. The site rises up from the front area gradually, with the thunder box a good ways up the hill. When I visited this campsite in early spring there was no shortage of firewood, although I still had to go far back to find some. I suspect the site would be buggy during peak black fly/mosquito season as it is fairly sheltered. I can’t comment on swimmability given the high water levels, but I suspect this campsite does have a decent open area by the water in the summer. The canoe landing was flat, again likely impacted by high water. The campsite does have sunset and partial sunrise views. Being only a ~20 minute paddle from the put-in, this campsite makes for a convenient jump-off site if arriving late in the day to Shall Lake access point.

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* Images and information submitted by James Brown

* Images and information taken May 2023

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps

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