Manitou Lake – Campsite #5

Manitou Lake – Campsite #5

This campsite is on one of the small islands in the north end of Manitou Lake. It shares the island with another campsite, and the two sites are so close by that in my opinion they should be reserved as one site. This site is more open and exposed, with big chunks of smooth rock by the water that provide great opportunities for swimming, stargazing, and watching the sunrise (like the “Canoe landing” image below, but a lot more of it). The fire pit and seating area isn’t as good as the adjacent site, and because of how exposed it is, the site wouldn’t be good in windy or rainy weather. There are one or two small tent spots to choose from, but exactly halfway between the two sites is a massive tent area. If you can use both sites together, you get the best of both worlds, but if you have to choose one or the other, it’s a bit of a toss up and I’d say comes down to personal preference. You can check out my report of Campsite #6 to see the pros vs. cons and the main differences, but both of them are spectacular sites in my opinion.

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Map of Manitou Lake campsites in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
Manitou Lake campsite #5 fire pit and seating
Fire pit and seating
Manitou Lake campsite #5 fire pit area with seating and canoe
Fire pit and seating
Manitou Lake campsite #5 interior of the campsite
Interior of site
Manitou Lake campsite #5 rocky canoe landing area
Canoe landing
Manitou Lake campsite #5 large tent spot between the two campsites
Large tent spot

* Images and information taken September 2015

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps