Lake Name: Kingscote Lake
Number of Campsites: 15
Number of Permits Issued: 15
Closest Access Point: Kingscote Lake (#15)
This Report: Campsite #2
Length of Stay: Guest Submission (Anonymous)
Date Visited: October 2023
Campsite #2 on Kingscote Lake is very average. It doesn’t have anything special to entice you to stay there, but it could be an acceptable spot for a smaller group. It is located a very short paddle from the Kingscote Lake access point and connects to Campsite #1 and Campsite #3 via a rough path along the lakeshore. The canoe landing is a small rocky beach with a gentle rise up to the campsite. There’s some muck—mostly fallen leaves and needles—near the shoreline, but about one foot from shore there’s a nice shallow sandy area. The terrain is fairly flat, but the site is quite small, which leaves only one suitable tent spot that can accommodate a larger (5-6 person) tent or a couple smaller ones. The fire pit is built unusually close to several trees, which gives it some shelter while still offering a view of the lake. There are a couple of half-decayed but sturdy logs to sit on, and a small two-tier table built between trees. The trees near the shore limit the view of the sky for stargazing, but the southeastern exposure across the lake would allow for good views of the sunrise. This small site isn’t the nicest on Kingscote Lake, but it wouldn’t be a terrible place to stay for one or two nights if the nicer options were already taken.