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North Tea Lake, West Arm – Campsite #19


Lake Name: North Tea Lake, West Arm

Number of Campsites: 35

Number of Permits Issued: 28

Closest Access Point: Kawawaymog Lake (#1)

This Report: Campsite #19

Length of Stay: Day Visit

Date Visited: September 2023

Map of campsites on North Tea Lake, West Arm in Algonquin Park, updated for 2024
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Campsite #19 in the west arm of North Tea Lake is like the better version of Campsite #18, in my opinion. They both share two main similarities; a beach front at the shoreline, and the main campsite tucked away inland behind a steep incline. But there are a few reasons why some people might like this campsite better than Campsite #18. First, there are a couple stairs leading up the incline from the beach to the main site. This makes it easier to go back and forth between the beach and the main interior of the site. The main site also has a handful of sheltered tent spots, unlike Campsite #18 where the main tent spots are at the beach, not well-protected from the elements. Both Campsite #18 and Campsite #19 have similar fire pit setups, with three long flat benches for seating. They also both offer lots of shelter from the surrounding tree coverage, while still feeling spacious with room to explore. The one thing that is undeniably better about Campsite #18, however, is the beachfront. It’s much larger and has softer sand. But that’s not to say that the beachfront at this campsite is disappointing. It’s still more than adequate. If the forecast is looking perfect, Campsite #18 may be the better choice because you don’t really need to leave the beachfront, other than to use the thunder box. But if the forecast isn’t looking as promising, the interior of this campsite will provide a more comfortable stay.

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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