Joe Lake Western Narrows – Campsite #2

Joe Lake Western Narrows – Campsite #2

I found this campsite to be a bit odd. Its massive chunk of rock definitely makes it an aesthetic site, but it was hard to know what’s part of the site and what isn’t. I landed my canoe on the east side of the site where there was a small fire pit with two log benches. Climbing to the top of the massive rock, there were some flat patches of ground for tents, another small fire pit, and plenty of rock to enjoy. The weird part is that there’s a cottage just east of the site, and when I was at the top of the large rock I noticed a tent maybe 10-15 meters behind the site. There were no other signs that the campsite was occupied (no gear, food, canoe, etc.) so I wasn’t sure if that tent was part of the cottage? Either way I wasn’t a fan of the lack of privacy for this site, despite its aesthetic appeal from the water.

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Map of Joe Lake Western Narrows campsite in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
View of campsite 2 on Joe Lake Western Narrows in Algonquin Park from the water
View from water
View out onto Joe Lake Western Narrows from top of the large campsite rock
Top of rock looking out
Smooth rock with view onto water from Joe Lake campsite
Large rock shoreline
Top of large rock with potential tent spot on grassy patch on Joe Lake campsite
Possible tent spot
Main fire pit and seating area for campsite 2 on Joe Lake Western Narrows
Fire pit and seating
Small fire pit at the top of the large rock on Joe Lake Western Narrows campsite 2
Secondary fire pit
Tent spot option on Joe Lake Western Narrows campsite 2 in Algonquin Park
Tent spot
Shoreline and canoe landing area for Joe Lake campsite 2 in Algonquin
Shoreline facing east
Rocky sloped canoe landing on Joe Lake Western Narrows campsite 2
Canoe landing

* Images and information taken September 2020

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps