Algonquin & Beyond

Harness Lake – Campsite #5

This is a large, spacious island campsite on Harness Lake. The landing isn’t the most accessible, but I was probably just there at a bad time and I’m sure it is better in either higher or lower water levels. The main area of the campsite is pretty exposed to the rain and wind, so the fire pit isn’t ideal for cooking in bad weather conditions. But in good weather, it makes for a pretty great cooking space with nice views overlooking all directions of Harness Lake. There are a handful of tent spot options surrounding the fire pit, and then another handful of spots a bit further back inland, sheltered by the trees. You could easily fit 5-6 tents comfortably at this site if needed. Overall this site is great for a group of any size and is a campsite I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to in the future.

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Map of Harness Lake campsites in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
Harness Lake campsite #5 fire pit and seating area
Fire pit and seating
Harness Lake campsite #5 interior of campsite
Interior, facing east
Harness Lake campsite #5 large flat ground for tents
Tent spots
Harness Lake campsite #5 tent spots
Tent spots
Harness Lake campsite #5 rocky canoe landing area
Harness Lake campsite #5 interior of campsite, facing west
Interior, facing west
Harness Lake campsite #5 interior of campsite, facing east
Interior, facing east

* Images and information taken October 2016

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps

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