Whitefish Lake – Campsite #1
Campsite #1 on Whitefish Lake is located on the western shoreline. It is one of three campsites on the lake (CS2 on the north shore has been closed). Since the park only issues two permits for Whitefish Lake, I would assume this campsite does not get used frequently, and instead both island campsites get occupied. The canoe landing for this campsite wasn’t great; the rocks were extremely slippery and caution was needed to get out of the canoe safely. Inside of the campsite was a fire pit that wasn’t too appealing, with a less-appealing secondary fire pit that looks unofficial (and therefore shouldn’t be used). There were a few tent spot options that would be suitable for medium-sized tents. The campsite didn’t offer the best swimming opportunities, or a particularly scenic view out onto Whitefish Lake. Sunrise and stargazing views would be rather limited too; you could walk to the shore to view it, but there’s nowhere comfortable for a group to sit and relax. A very short distance approximately 10 metres behind the campsite was a road; it looks like it was an old rail road and I don’t think there is any current activity on the road, but I wouldn’t be surprised if wildlife use it as an easily accessible trail. If you’re camping on Whitefish Lake, I’d personally head towards one of the island sites instead of this campsite.
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