Sunday Lake – Campsite #1
The island campsite on Sunday Lake is a pretty spectacular site, with one very big exception… the lack of privacy and remoteness. The two other campsites on Sunday Lake are very close by (especially Campsite #2) and even though they were unoccupied while I camped on the island, I can only imagine you would hear every sound coming from the campsites (again, especially Campsite #2!). It’s also very close to the highway and I was able to hear trucks and motorboats sporadically throughout my stay. It’s not piercing loud, but it was definitely audible. You also get relatively strong cell service from the island, making it feel less remote. But let’s talk about the good. The campsite is on a teeny tiny island that you can circle in about 30 seconds of walking, which I personally love. I’ve always enjoyed that stranded island experience, especially when the island is small enough that it lets me always be aware of my surroundings throughout the island. There are a handful of tent spots to choose from, including one tiny spot nestled right among the trees that would be a good sheltered option for a solo tent, or possibly a two person tent. The fire pit is nicely built, however it lacks any seating surrounding it, so you would want to bring your own chairs. The canoe landing wasn’t the greatest in the current water levels, but the large rocky shoreline made up for it with endless opportunities to sunbathe and stargaze on the gorgeous day I had while camping on the island. The thunder box comes equipped with a toilet seat, but it’s getting very close to needing a new hole dug for it. Lastly, there’s a chunk of rock at the back of the island that makes for a perfect spot to watch the sunset and enjoy the morning sun. Overall it’s a beautiful, spacious campsite and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there… if it was deeper in the interior of the park, it would be a top pick.
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