Algonquin & Beyond


Lake Opeongo, South Arm – Campsite #49


Lake Name: Lake Opeongo, South Arm

Number of Campsites: 70

Number of Permits Issued: 57

Closest Access Point: Lake Opeongo (#11)

This Report: Campsite #49

Length of Stay: Guest Submission (Anonymous)

Date Visited: October 2023

Map of campsites on Lake Opeongo, South Arm 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 looks like a rest stop that somehow got converted into a campsite. From the water, this site fools you with its small but pleasant-looking beach. The site itself is also in a good location, across from Bates Island, right at the entry to the main part of Opeongo’s South Arm. However, the site itself is basically a narrow strip of land along the shoreline, with hardly any suitably flat tent sites. The fire pit is in an awkward location, essentially blocking the narrow path between the canoe landing beach area, and the tent area. There’s a decent table constructed between two trees, but the only other furniture is a log that has definitely seen better days. The thunder box appears newly relocated based on the lack of an established path leading towards it. The beach itself offers decent southeastern and northeastern views across the lake, and would at least allow for good stargazing if you had the misfortune of spending a night here. This site’s beach would be a nice spot to stop for a swim or a rest, but it wouldn’t be an ideal place to camp at.

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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