White Trout Lake – Campsite #8

White Trout Lake – Campsite #8

If you’ve ever paddled through White Trout Lake you’ve probably seen this campsite occupied… and for good reason. This was my second time camping on the lake, and even on my second try, I didn’t get the site. Luckily I had 3 nights on the lake so I camped on Campsite #7 for my first night and was able to snag the island for my second and third nights. But anyways, let’s talk about the site. It’s a tiny island with a rocky beach landing and a steep incline via stairs to the main site. The front rocky shoreline is magnificent and its sharp slants remind me of the Dragonstone throne from Game of Thrones. It offers a perfect view of the sunset and tons of space to lay out and watch the stars. Inside the campsite there are more tent spots than you’d ever be able to fill. Everywhere you turn is another patch of flat ground to pitch a tent. Ironically, I set up my tent in a spot by the water that definitely isn’t meant for a tent, because it offered the best wind protection and shelter from a storm I was expecting. The site is highly exposed to the elements, but I rode out a thunderstorm and windstorm without issue; the tarp made a huge difference of course. The only downsides are i) no wood on the island, ii) highly exposed to the elements, and iii) steep incline from landing to main site. But none of those things bother me and this easily ranks in my top 5 favourite sites in Algonquin.

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Map of White Trout Lake campsite map in Algonquin Park
Map of campsites
View of island campsite #8 on White Trout Lake from the water
View from water
Canoe along the rocky beach landing of White Trout Lake campsite #8
Front of site
Wooden staircase leading to the water from island campsite on White Trout Lake
Landing and stairs
Fire pit and seating with gear and tarp set up on White Trout Lake island campsite
Fire pit and seating
Green tent pitched by the water on campsite #8 on White Trout Lake
Tent spot
Large tent spot area on White Trout Lake island campsite #8
Tent spot
One of several tent spot options on White Trout Lake island campsite
Tent spot
Panoramic view of the small island campsite on White Trout Lake in Algonquin Park
View from water
Interior of campsite #8 on White Trout Lake in Algonquin Park
Interior of campsite

* Images and information taken September 2019

* Algonquin Map courtesy of Jeff’s Maps