Algonquin & Beyond

Grassy Bay – Campsite #1

This is the eastern of the two campsites on Grassy Bay. It wouldn’t be my first choice of places to camp, but it’s not all that bad. The site has a good fire pit with some flat seating, a couple different tenting options, a pretty view to the west of the lake, and an accessible landing. On the other hand, the site is surrounded by marshy waters which means no swimming and paddling out far to get drinkable water, and there’s an ugly man-made shelter imposing in the middle of the site. I visited this campsite in September, but I would imagine earlier in the season it would be an incredibly buggy site as well. If you have a reservation for Grassy Bay I’d probably check out Campsite #2 first to see if it’s available.

UPDATE: As of August 2022 it was reported that the man made shelter has been removed, and a number of trees at the campsite are standing dead and/or have fallen.

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Map of Grassy Bay campsites in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
View of campsite #1 on Grassy Bay from the water
View of campsite from water
Canoe landing at Grassy Bay campsite in Algonquin Park
Canoe landing
Campsite #1 on Grassy Bay fire pit and seating area
Fire pit and seating
Looking into the interior of the campsite on Grassy Bay
Interior of site
Interior of campsite #1 on Grassy Bay
Interior of site
View west down Grassy Bay in Algonquin Park
View west
Large rock on campsite #1 on Grassy Bay
Rocky section
Man made shelter on campsite #1 on Grassy Bay
Man made shelter
One of the tenting options on Grassy Bay campsite #1
Tent spot
A tent spot on Grassy Bay campsite #1 in Algonquin Park
Tent spot

* Images and information taken September 2019

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps

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