Grassy Bay – Campsite #2

Grassy Bay – Campsite #2

Campsites
Grassy Bay – Campsite #2 This is the western of the two campsites on Grassy Bay. This campsite is much more inviting than Campsite #1 with its exposed landing and large rock jutting out towards the water. The large rock provides a place to sit and enjoy the sun, although the swampy surroundings will probably prevent you from wanting to swim. The fire pit and seating, along with the tent spots, are slightly better than the other campsite but not by much. Overall the two campsites on Grassy Bay are pretty similar but Campsite #2 would be my preferred choice. (Click on the images to view larger) Map of campsites View of campsite from water Canoe landing View northeast Fire pit and seating Interior of site Tent spot Tent spot…
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Grassy Bay – Campsite #1

Grassy Bay – Campsite #1

Campsites
Grassy Bay – Campsite #1 This is the eastern of the two campsites on Grassy Bay. It wouldn't be my first choice of places to camp, but it's not all that bad. The site has a good fire pit with some flat seating, a couple different tenting options, a pretty view to the west of the lake, and an accessible landing. On the other hand, the site is surrounded by marshy waters which means no swimming and paddling out far to get drinkable water, and there's an ugly man-made shelter imposing in the middle of the site. I visited this campsite in September, but I would imagine earlier in the season it would be an incredibly buggy site as well. If you have a reservation for Grassy Bay I'd probably…
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McIntosh Lake – Campsite #17

McIntosh Lake – Campsite #17

Campsites
McIntosh Lake – Campsite #17 Prior to visiting McIntosh Lake, this is the campsite that I had read the most about online. I can see why people love it, but honestly I prefer the site I ended up camping on, island Campsite #7. This site is on a large open rocky point with lots of exposure to the sun and gorgeous views out onto the body of McIntosh Lake. The main fire pit is located right by the water which makes it very enjoyable to sit around, although less practical in terms of protection from wind and rain. There's a secondary fire pit inland, and then another third fire pit a bit further inland from that. *Please remember to only use the main fire pit designated by the park! It…
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McIntosh Lake – Campsite #16

McIntosh Lake – Campsite #16

Campsites
McIntosh Lake – Campsite #16 This is a cozy little campsite on McIntosh Lake that would be great for a small group. It's situated on a rocky point with an easily accessible canoe landing tucked into the little bay. The fire pit doesn't leave much to be desired but at least there's plenty of flat seating surrounding it. There are a couple large tent spots and enough rock at the front of the site to lounge around in good weather. It's not an over the top extraordinary site, but it's good enough to keep you happy and satisfied while camping on a beautiful lake like McIntosh. (Click on the images to view larger) Map of campsites View from water Fire pit and seating Interior of site Tent spot Tent spot…
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McIntosh Lake – Campsite #15

McIntosh Lake – Campsite #15

Campsites
McIntosh Lake – Campsite #15 This is a pretty mediocre campsite on McIntosh Lake. The fire pit is exposed to potential wind and rain (tarping is possible with the surrounding trees), and there isn't enough room to comfortably sit more than a few people; although there is a cool manmade wooden chair similar to the one on Campsite #7. Nearby there are two large spots to pitch tents, but after that there's just a steep incline at the back of the site leading towards the forest. It's a relatively small and uneventful site, but at least it offers a beautiful view onto the water to watch the sunset. (Click on the images to view larger) Map of campsites View from water Interior of site Interior of site Fire pit and…
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McIntosh Lake – Campsite #14

McIntosh Lake – Campsite #14

Campsites
McIntosh Lake – Campsite #14 This is a rather small and enclosed campsite on McIntosh Lake. It has a subpar fire pit which lacks enough seating to accommodate a big group. There are two good tent spots though, which are sheltered among the trees. Its exposed to westerly winds but protected from the other directions. Its one redeeming factor is that it has a nice view looking out onto the lake, facing west for the sunset. This could be an ok choice of sites for a soloist or small group in inclement weather, but otherwise you can probably find a nicer site available on the lake. (Click on the images to view larger) Map of campsites View from water Interior of site Interior of site Tent spot Tent spot Canoe…
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McIntosh Lake – Campsite #11

McIntosh Lake – Campsite #11

Campsites
McIntosh Lake – Campsite #11 This is the southernmost of the three island campsites on McIntosh Lake and it's very similar to Campsite #10, the middle island site. It has a sloped rocky landing with a short incline to the main interior of the site. There's a good fire pit with lots of seating and several large tent spots surrounding. It's decently sheltered from the elements but offers limited exposure to the afternoon sun. I probably prefer this campsite over Campsite #10, but if you're ok with one, you'll be ok with either. (Click on the images to view larger) Map of campsites View from water Canoe landing Fire pit and seating Interior of site Tent spot Tent spot Tent spot Tent spot * Images and information taken September 2019…
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McIntosh Lake – Campsite #10

McIntosh Lake – Campsite #10

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McIntosh Lake – Campsite #10 This is the middle of the three island campsites on McIntosh Lake. I only spent a brief few minutes visiting this site, but it seemed alright. The fire pit and seating area is sheltered from the winds and there are a handful of large tent spots. The landing is one large sloping rock which isn't the best for loading/unloading or easy access to the water. There are lots of large and exposed sites on McIntosh which is great for good weather conditions, however this isn't one of them. But if you're not looking for scenic and exposed, then this will be a great site to suit your needs otherwise. (Click on the images to view larger) Map of campsites View from water Canoe landing Fire…
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McIntosh Lake – Campsite #7

McIntosh Lake – Campsite #7

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McIntosh Lake – Campsite #7 Where to begin? This site has it all. The front of the site is a large chunk of rock with great swimming and sunbathing opportunities, lots of open space to unwind, a wooden "sunset throne", and a bar of cell service. It's hard to peg down a tent since it's all rock, but I was able to find a spot just big enough nestled in the corner among the trees. Once you actually go into the site however, there's a well sheltered fire pit with plenty of seating, several large and flat tenting options, and a number of good branches to hang your food. It's essentially an exposed scenic campsite at the front, and then another sheltered site with great amenities on the interior... all…
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White Trout Lake – Campsite #10

White Trout Lake – Campsite #10

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White Trout Lake – Campsite #10 Similar to Campsite #7 on White Trout Lake, this site reminds me of a very traditional Algonquin campsite; not because the two sites look the same, but just the feeling they both instill. A pile of rocks form a small fire pit in the middle of a few slabs of flat bench to sit on. Surrounding the fire pit area are a few large tenting options, one with a few roots in the way, and one that's a bit grassy and softer. It's a nice sheltered site with enough space to accommodate a large group and there's a well used trail leading through the forest a short way towards the thunder box. But asides from the gorgeous view looking northwest up White Trout Lake, what makes…
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