Ragged Lake – Campsite #16
This is a small but impressive island site, and I have to say, it’s pretty epic. It’s not at all what you would expect when looking at a tiny island on a map. One side of the island is occupied by massive flat beach maybe 100m long, and the other side of the island is basically a mountain. There’s a gradual incline from the beach to the main campsite area, with the rest of the perimeter being occupied with very steep and very dangerous inclines. If you like living on the edge (literally) there’s a tent spot located right at the edge of the cliff… or for most sane people, there are a few larger tent spot options slightly more inland that are much safer choices. The fire pit offers a breathtaking view into the southwest end of Ragged Lake, letting you watch people paddle to and from Parkside Bay from your private elevated mountaintop. There’s also a tiny secondary fire pit inland, which is likely used in emergency situations when there’s too much wind hitting the main exposed fire pit area. This campsite is also tucked away in the south end of Ragged and offers a good amount of privacy compared to many other campsites on the lake. Overall, this is a pretty amazing site; the only reason I chose not to camp here is because I was tripping in October and it’s not really ideal for that time of year.
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