Algonquin & Beyond


Lake Name: Kingscote Lake

Number of Campsites: 15

Number of Permits Issued: 15

Closest Access Point: Kingscote Lake (#15)

This Report: Campsite #9

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.

Campsite #9 on Kingscote Lake is pretty average overall. It’s located on the eastern shore of the narrow middle stretch of Kingscote Lake, facing west towards Campsite #5. The canoe landing is a small sandy beach, but there are a lot of dead trees and organic matter decomposing in the water that would make it unpleasant for swimming. The site is generally very flat and has several suitable tent sites, but due to the roots everywhere, these would only fit small (1-2 person) tents. Consequently, this site may only be suitable for smaller groups with multiple tents. The fire pit area is open with plenty of seating that would allow for nice sunbathing or stargazing in pleasant weather, but could present challenges if trying to cook over a fire in the wind or rain. There’s a steep hill behind the site, and a trail along the lakeshore towards Campsite #8 and Campsite #10. Otherwise, there are very few notable features. This site’s best feature is the fire pit area. But the poor swimming and challenges of finding a good sized tent spot make this one of the less desirable sites on Kingscote Lake.

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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