Little Otterslide Lake – Campsite #6
I really liked this little campsite on Little Otterslide Lake. It doesn’t have much wow factor, but it has everything that a solo tripper or small group would need. It’s on the outside corner of the lake as it turns north, providing great views while still feeling somewhat private. And while I didn’t see any moose, I suspect the back bay behind the site is a good chance to spot moose (and the site had several piles of moose scat when I stayed, not overly fresh though). The campsite has an easy flat rock canoe landing, and very little elevation to the site. There is decent firewood picking and plenty of good options for hanging food. The thunder box was in good shape, easily found via the trail straight back of the site. The main area of the site is rather small, but there are a couple other open areas behind the site for a larger group needing additional tent locations. My three person El Capitan tent fit just fine behind the little cedar at the back of the main site area. There are plenty of options for those that hammock as well. The fire pit and seating are pretty typical for Algonquin backcountry. The best part of the site for me was the nice flat open rock face at the front of the site to sit, enjoy dinner, and watch the sunset (though this rock is perhaps under water at high water levels). If it’s been a long day, as was for me, coming solo from Canoe Lake that day, and you’re not up for checking out the island sites further up Little Otterslide, I think this site is a great comfortable option.
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