Lake Opeongo East Arm – Campsite #22
Campsite #22 on the northeast side of Lake Opeongo has a great view south towards Opeongo Island and the Narrows into the East Arm. The campsite is above the water by about 5 feet, easily accessed from the beach with a short sand slope. The majority of trees are mature red pines with large open ground space between. There are several areas where you could put up 3 to 4 tents; we had one tent and one bug shelter as well as a tarp over the “cooking tables”. The fire pit is towards the lake and there is one pre-made bench. There were also several grills left on the campsite. The thunder box is in relatively good shape and a plastic toilet ring has been added for additional comfort. The water out form the beach is shallow and a sand bottom extends quite a ways out into the bay, so it would be a good swimming beach for children. There were many nails put into the trees around the cooking area for hanging gear and tarps as this is a heavily used site. These sites are easily accessed by motor boat (as we did) so I expected it to be in worse condition, but it was good. Firewood was not that accessible as it is heavily picked over and unfortunately someone recently did cut down a live tree as there was some green wood left over.
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