Algonquin & Beyond

McIntosh Lake – Campsite #7

Where to begin? This site has it all. The front of the site is a large chunk of rock with great swimming and sunbathing opportunities, lots of open space to unwind, a wooden “sunset throne”, and a bar of cell service. It’s hard to peg down a tent since it’s all rock, but I was able to find a spot just big enough nestled in the corner among the trees. Once you actually go into the site however, there’s a well sheltered fire pit with plenty of seating, several large and flat tenting options, and a number of good branches to hang your food. It’s essentially an exposed scenic campsite at the front, and then another sheltered site with great amenities on the interior… all wrapped up into one. And if you walk to the very back of the island, there’s another very large flat area to pitch a couple tents, and access to the water via a small rocky landing. I camped here solo during a hot and sunny day in September, so I didn’t even use the interior at all. I stayed at the ‘front campsite’ the whole time, and even still, this immediately became one of my favourite campsites. But with 17 possible reservations on McIntosh, don’t get your hopes up of snagging this site.

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Map of campsites on McIntosh Lake in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
View of island campsite #7 on McIntosh Lake from the water
View from the water
Large rocks at the shoreline of campsite #7 on McIntosh Lake
Front of site
Front of island campsite on McIntosh lake
Front of site
Single bench in the front of campsite #7 on McIntosh Lake
Front of site
Greek Eureka tent pitched on McIntosh Lake in Algonquin Park
Tent spot
Wooden chair on McIntosh Lake campsite #7 in Algonquin Park
Sunset throne
Interior fire pit and seating area on McIntosh Lake campsite #7
Interior of site
Interior of campsite #7 on McIntosh Lake in Algonquin Park
Interior of site
Large tent area on island campsite on McIntosh Lake
Tent spot
Tent spot on McIntosh Lake island campsite #7
Tent spot
Large flat tent area in the back of the island on McIntosh Lake
Back of island
Looking out behind campsite #7 on McIntosh Lake towards the water
Back of island
Yellow canoe at rocky shore on McIntosh Lake
Canoe landing

* Images and information taken September 2019

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps

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