Algonquin & Beyond

Queer Lake – Campsite #1

I was able to tell immediately that this campsite rarely gets used. The landing was overgrown and there was a crazy amount of firewood (a full tree at the front of the campsite just waiting to be processed)… two signs that the site isn’t being used frequently. Although the garbage surrounding the fire pit, while very disappointing, also showed that people had been there relatively recently. If you’re travelling the Tim River and arrive on Queer Lake late in the evening, you might want to take this site instead of paddling through the main body of the lake just to find everything else occupied. It also offers complete privacy from the other campsites on the lake. But otherwise, I can’t see a compelling reason to choose to camp here compared to some of the nicer site options.

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Map of Queer Lake campsites in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
Queer Lake Campsite #1 2021 fire pit and seating area
Fire pit and seating
Queer Lake Campsite #1 2021 interior of campsite
Interior of site
Queer Lake Campsite #1 2021 tent spot behind fire pit
Tent spot
Queer Lake Campsite #1 2021 tent spot
Tent spot
Queer Lake Campsite #1 2021 firewood at the front of the site
Wood at front of site
Queer Lake Campsite #1 2021 trail from landing into site
Trail to site
Queer Lake Campsite #1 2021 canoe landing
Canoe landing
Queer Lake Campsite #1 2021 view from the water
View from the water

* Images and information taken July 2021

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps

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