Head Lake – Campsite #4

Ah, yes. The waterfall site. It’s the main attraction on Head Lake and this is a very popular site on the lake for that reason. The site itself is pretty great too; it’s up on a bit of a slope and has a couple large patches of really flat ground to give you a comfortable sleep. The canoe landing wasn’t the most accessible when I visited, but I’ve camped on this site before when water levels were lower and the canoe landing was much, much better. The main thing, like I mentioned, are the waterfalls directly across from the site. I’ve been on Head Lake when the waterfall was basically bone dry, but when I visited in September 2021 they were flowing very strong. To be honest, they were TOO loud. The sound of the waterfall is indeed very soothing and relaxing, and it’s nice to fall asleep to… but there’s no on and off switch. They were very loud, and it’s constant noise 100% of the time. When water levels are that high, I personally wouldn’t want to camp at this site, but when things are a bit quieter it’s definitely a beautiful campsite. Just beware that people passing through will want to come check out the waterfalls, meaning you’ll likely have visitors hanging around nearby the campsite.

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Map of campsites on Head Lake in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
Head Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 fire pit and seating
Fire pit and seating
Head Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 interior of site 1
Interior of site
Head Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 interior of site 2
Interior of site
Head Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 tent spot 3
Tent spot
Head Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 tent spot 2
Tent spot
Head Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 tent spot 1
Tent spot
Head Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 canoe landing
Canoe landing
Head Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 view of waterfall
View of waterfall
Head Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 view from the water
View from the water

* Images and information taken September 2021

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps