Rock Lake – Campsite #18
This campsite is up on a bit of a cliff on Rose Island. It’s a beautiful campsite. The canoe landing is down at the bottom with chunks of exposed rock, making it very easy to land and unload your gear. I visited this campsite in extremely high water levels, so when water levels are lower I assume the landing and front of the campsite would be even better. It’s worth noting that there’s a big climb up to the main campsite area, but once you get up there it has a nice fire pit with tons of flat seating around it. The campsite is very open and exposed but has enough trees to pitch tarps for protection from the elements. The whole site is sloped and wavy; there are a couple tent spots but it’s deceiving how few there are for how open and big the site is. But you shouldn’t have any issues pitching a few tents. Behind the campsite is sloped and on the west side there’s cliffs, which are scenic, but maybe not the safest if you’re with young children. The front of the campsite has a gorgeous view onto Rock Lake. It’s definitely the best part about the campsite, although there is a cottage directly across the lake so it does interrupt the otherwise perfect view. You definitely won’t feel like you’re in the backcountry while you’re staring at a cottage, but if you don’t mind that factor, then you’ll love this campsite. I can see why it’s a popular site and is always occupied when I paddle by.
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