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Lake Name: Kingscote Lake

Number of Campsites: 15

Number of Permits Issued: 15

Closest Access Point: Kingscote Lake (#15)

This Report: Campsite #13

Length of Stay: Guest Submission (Anonymous)

Date Visited: October 2023

Map of campsites on Kingscote Lake in Algonquin Park, updated for 2024
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This Campsite Report is a Guest Submission. The description and images are not my own so I cannot personally verify its accuracy. If you notice any errors, please let me know. If you want to submit your own Campsite Report, visit the submission page.

This campsite is tiny, unappealing, and forgettable. It’s located on a very narrow part of the peninsula, midway up Kingscote Lake, across the bay from the access point. The canoe landing is a very small patch of exposed rocky shoreline, with some rocks set up to break the waves. There are a number of hazardous partially submerged rocks along the peninsula that make the approach to the site risky if you’re not paying close attention. The site itself is really just a narrow path across the peninsula from the canoe landing to a small opening (and possible alternate canoe landing) on the opposite shore. The fire pit area is small and quite tree-covered, with a small bench for seating. However, the bench is located fairly far from the fire pit. The only suitable tent site is just past the fire pit and could accommodate a 3-4 person tent. Unfortunately, there’s a long, sloping trail immediately beside this tent spot, which could be a problem during a heavy rainfall. The trail looks like it might have been previously used to access the now-abandoned cabin at the adjacent Campsite #12, though it doesn’t lead anywhere in particular now, except to the thunder box. There are also trails that lead to the equally unimpressive neighbouring Campsites #11 and Campsite #12 on the peninsula. This campsite has very little to make it appealing and can only accommodate a few people at most, so you’ll likely want to pass on this one.

1) Follow Leave No Trace (LNT); leave the campsite in better condition than you found it!
2) The campsite numbering system (for backcountry canoeing) is not official from Ontario Parks. It is a community-based effort for easy referencing.
3) Reservations for backcountry canoeing are lake-specific, not campsite-specific. You do not reserve a specific campsite. Campsites are first-come-first-serve.
4) Only camp on lakes where you have a valid permit; do not camp off-permit.
5) Physical campsite features can change throughout the season (eg. water levels, leaf fall) and due to human intervention (eg. fire pit, seating).
6) To book a reservation, visit the Ontario Parks website:

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