Rock Lake – Campsite #8
This is probably my favourite campsite on Rock Lake. That doesn’t mean it’s the best campsite, since there’s a lot of subjective preferences… but it’s one that really speaks to me. It has a very easy and accessible flat canoe landing, making it super easy to pull up and unload gear. The highlight of course is the insanely large chunk of rock at the shoreline that gradually slopes into the water. It’s perfect for swimming and sunbathing on a nice summer afternoon. I visited this campsite in extremely high water levels, so I can only imagine how much more rock would be exposed with normal water level conditions. There’s two boulders for those people who need that special picture for the ‘gram. Inside the campsite in a more sheltered area is the fire pit and seating. I always love when there’s exposed rocky shoreline with a sheltered interior. Beside the fire pit are a few manmade kitchen tables. The only downside of the campsite is that I didn’t find too many tent spots. I found one or two that would be doable, but they weren’t huge. There may have been more options further inland but I didn’t walk far enough to find them. But that’s the only downside. Otherwise it’s stunning. It’s tucked away in a bay so it’s completely blocked from most of the wind, and it’s also very private and remote relative to some other campsites on Rock Lake. It’s like Campsite #9 but I much prefer this one because of the easy access to the water and awareness of your surroundings. To me this is almost a perfect campsite for my preferences.
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