Kirkwood Lake – Campsite #1

Kirkwood Lake – Campsite #1

The eastern campsite on Kirkwood Lake appears right as you turn the corner from the narrow section leading in from the Pardee Lake portage. The campsite sits on top of large rocks, with a view to the east of the overgrown marshy waters, and a view to the west overlooking the body of Kirkwood Lake. The site itself has a well built fire pit with plenty of surrounding seating, however it’s in a rather exposed section of the site which isn’t ideal for bad weather. The rest of the site is more enclosed and sheltered, with a handful of large, flat tent spots to choose from, and a wooden shelf ‘kitchen table’ lodged between two tree trunks. This is for sure the better choice over the island campsite on Kirkwood Lake, in my opinion.

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Map of Kirkwood Lake campsites in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
Kirkwood Lake campsite #1 view of campsite from the water
View from water
Kirkwood Lake campsite #1 fire pit and seating area
Fire pit and seating
Kirkwood Lake campsite #1 interior of the campsite looking towards the water
Interior of site
Kirkwood Lake campsite #1 interior of campsite looking towards the forest
Interior of site
Kirkwood Lake campsite #1 interior of campsite with a tent spot in view
Interior of site
Kirkwood Lake campsite #1 flat tent spot option
Tent spot
Kirkwood Lake campsite #1 large tent spot
Tent spot
Kirkwood Lake campsite #1 canoe landing
Canoe landing

* Images and information taken August 2017

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps