Algonquin & Beyond

St. Andrews Lake – Campsite #6

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I stayed on this campsite on St. Andrews Lake during my first solo trip. The trip started at Achray Campground and ended at Squirrel Rapids. I arrived at the campsite in the afternoon. It was cleaned up nicely with a pile of wood left by the previous campers. Upon arrival the water access made for very easy loading and unloading of my canoe. It was all sand with just a little step up to the campsite. The fire pit is one of the nicest I’ve seen in all my backcountry camping trips. There is one log that is used for a bench around the fire pit but if you have a bigger group I would suggest bringing some type of folding chairs. There is not a lot of fire wood on the site. You will have to walk further back into the forest to find some wood. There is a nice set of tables built on the site which makes cooking very easy. I know everybody doesn’t like the idea of building tables but with the lack of rocks on the campsite I found it very convenient for cooking my dinner. The site itself is relatively flat with minimal roots and could easily put 3 small or medium tents. The thunder box is a short distance from the back right corner of the site (approx. 75ft). It’s an older thunder box but it’s still in good shape. The only thing I struggled with was finding a tree to hang my food bag. It’s mainly pines and the branches are very high, so finding a good branch was a bit of a struggle. Other than that it’s a great site and I’d suggest staying on it if you have a chance!

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* Images and information submitted by Anonymous

* Images and information taken July 2023

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps

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