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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