Ragged Lake – Campsite #1

Who doesn’t love a good beach site, right? Plus, it has a chunk of rock at the shoreline as well. It’s not often that you get both beach and rock at a campsite. This campsite is relatively far away from the other 20+ campsites on Ragged Lake, but it’s right on the main canoe route to/from Smoke Lake. So you’ll have lots of traffic passing by during the day, but in the evening and overnight it will be quieter than other areas of the lake. Behind the beach and rock shoreline is a small climb to the main campsite area, which has some pretty average seating around a pretty average fire pit. There was surprisingly not too many options for tent spots… although I don’t really know why I expected a buffet of options or anything. There was definitely flat ground for a tent or two, just not 5 or 6 options to choose from like some other sites have. Overall this is one of those campsites you’d look at when arriving on the lake and think to yourself “wow this is a pretty decent site… but can we really stay here when we haven’t seen what else the lake has to offer?” It’s a nice site, but is it nice enough to stop you from checking things out further south down the lake? Well, that’s up to you to decide.

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Map of campsites on Ragged Lake in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
Ragged Lake Algonquin Park campsite 1 fire pit and seating
Fire pit and seating
Ragged Lake Algonquin Park campsite 1 interior of site 1
Interior of site
Ragged Lake Algonquin Park campsite 1 interior of site 2
Interior of site
Ragged Lake Algonquin Park campsite 1 path to site
Path to site
Ragged Lake Algonquin Park campsite 1 secondary fire pit
Secondary fire pit
Ragged Lake Algonquin Park campsite 1 tent spot
Tent spot
Ragged Lake Algonquin Park campsite 1 canoe landing 1
Canoe landing
Ragged Lake Algonquin Park campsite 1 canoe landing 2
Canoe landing
Ragged Lake Algonquin Park campsite 1 view from the water
View from the water

* Images and information taken September 2021

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps