Tanamakoon Lake – Campsite #4

This island campsite on Tanamakoon Lake is the type of campsite that I personally really love. It’s a very small island with lots of beautiful views all around the lake. The island has very sparse tree coverage meaning you can walk through the island easily, and see through the site so you’re always pretty aware of your surroundings. The front of the campsite is completely exposed; it’s just a small area that almost feels like you’re on a stranded desert island. Well, almost. It does face Camp Tanamakoon so instead of feeling deserted on an island, you’re constantly reminded that you’re really not that far in the backcountry at all. There’s also strong cell signal throughout most of the lake, including this island. But on this fake-desert-island-campsite, there’s a small fire pit right at the waters edge, which faces west for sunset. And by ‘waters edge’ I mean a small private beach canoe landing, which is also the perfect spot to sit and sunbathe during the day then stargaze during the evening. There are a few tent spots directly surrounding the fire pit too, which is nice. Inland I found a tipped over outhouse thunder box that has been filled up, so it looks like it’s been decommissioned. I’m sure there’s a new thunder box elsewhere on the island but I didn’t search to find it. If you have good weather to enjoy the front of the island, and if you don’t mind the lack of remoteness, then this would be a great campsite to stay at if available.

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Tanamakoon Lake in Algonquin Park Map of Campsites
Map of campsites
Tanamakoon Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 Interior of Campsite v2
Interior of site
Tanamakoon Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 Interior of Campsite v1
Interior of site
Tanamakoon Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 Fire Pit and Seating
Fire pit and seating
Tanamakoon Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 Tent Spot v1
Tent spot
Tanamakoon Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 Tent Spot v2
Tent spot
Tanamakoon Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 Fallen Outhouse
Fallen outhouse
Tanamakoon Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 Canoe Landing
Canoe landing
Tanamakoon Lake Algonquin Park Campsite 4 View from the Water
View from the water

* Images and information taken May 2022

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps