Algonquin Backcountry Campsite Reports

Algonquin Campsite Reviews

This is an archive of the campsites I have either stayed on or explored in my travels through the park. Hopefully these reviews will help you in determining whether you want to include a particular site in your own planning, or whether you’d be better off setting up camp in a garbage dump full of toxic waste and broken dreams (Hi Furrow Lake!).

I’ve blatantly stolen this idea from the Algonquin Adventures Portage and Campsite Inventory and I highly recommend checking that site out as part of any planning process for visiting the Park. The information there is fantastic and the people are an incredible resource of knowledge and advice.

You’ll note I’ve got site numbers attached to each site. These aren’t official park site numbers, in fact, there are no numbers for interior sites (and hopefully never will be). When you reserve a lake all you are guaranteeing yourself is a spot on that lake. Sites are first come first serve. I’ve edited a copy of Jeff’s Map to add numbers to each site just for ease of figuring out which one I’m talking about in each report. *Just a note. Most of my trip reports reference Jeff’s Maps Algonquin Map and, in many cases, actually link to the website. As great as this map has been, if you do not already own one, do not order one from the website. Jeff’s Maps has undergone a change in ownership in the past few years and the new owner is not honoring orders. If you order a map it is more likely than not that you will not receive it.

Lake Campsite Report Related Trip Report Rating
Amable du Fond River Site 1 Fassett Lake Loop B
Site 4 To Manitou and Back Again C-
Baby Joe Lake Site 1 Burnt Island Lake B
Bartlett Lake Site 1 Tom Thomson Lake F
Site 2 Tom Thomson Lake B-
Site 4 Tom Thomson Lake B
Basin Lake Site 2. Basin Lake B-
Site 3 Basin Lake C
Site 4 Basin Lake B+
Site 5 Basin Lake B-
Site 6 Basin Lake C-
Biggar Lake Site 16 Return to Kiosk (pt. 1) – Bright Days, Big Bugs, Biggar Lake A+
Big Trout Lake Site 21 Big Trout Loop Parabola – Part 1 B+
Booth Lake Site 2 Booth Lake C
Site 6 Booth Lake A
Site 7 Booth Lake B+
Site 8 Booth Lake B
Brigham Lake Site 1 The Barron Canyon Revisited C
Brule Lake Site 1 Rain Lake to Canoe Lake C
Burntroot Lake Site 11 The Brent Crawl – Part 2 B+
Burnt Island Lake Site 1 Burnt Island Lake B-
Site 4 Burnt Island Lake A+
Site 20 Burnt Island Lake B
Site 27 Burnt Island Lake B-
Site 29 Burnt Island Lake A+
Site 50 Burnt Island Lake B+
Site 51 Burnt Island Lake C
Site 52 Burnt Island Lake C+
Bug Lake Site 2 Finding Carl Wilson B
Carl Wilson Lake Site 2 Finding Carl Wilson B+
Catfish Lake Site 11 The Brent Crawl B
Cedar Lake Site 31 The Brent Crawl – Part 3 B-
Site 29 (Kish Kaduk Lodge) Finding Carl Wilson B+
Clover Lake Site 1 Four Lakes to Clover A
Cork Lake Site 2 Barron Canyon Bound A
Cranebill Lake Site 1 Rain Lake to Canoe Lake B
Drummer Lake Site 2 The Ahmek District B-
Site 3 Canoe Lake to Tonakela B-
Site 4 Westward, Wisp & More B-
Happy Isle Lake Site 7 The Home Stretch B
Fassett Lake Site 1 Fassett Lake Loop D
Site 2 Fassett Lake Loop A
Fork Lake Site 1 Pinetree Lake Loop C+
Site 2 Pinetree Lake Loop A-
Furrow Lake Site 2 The Furrow Lake Experiment F
Grand Lake Site 15 (Carcajou Bay) Four Lakes to Clover B
Grassy Bay Site 1 Big Trout Loop Parabola – Part 1 B
Guthrie Lake Site 1 Four Lakes to Clover B+
Hilly Lake Site 1 A Walk Among The Raspberries C
Hogan Lake Site 1 Into the Wind Part Two A
Islet Lake Site 1 Islet in the Sun B
Site 2 Islet in the Sun A
Site 3 Rain Lake to Canoe Lake D
Site 4 Rain Lake to Canoe Lake B
Site 5 Rain Lake to Canoe Lake C
Site 8 Rain Lake to Canoe Lake A-
Joe Lake, East Arm Site 2 The Brent Crawl – Part 1 B-
Site 8 Burnt Island Lake B
Joe Lake, Western Arm and Narrows Site 1 Day Trippin’: Tonakela and Sunday Lake C
Site 2 Day Trippin’: Tonakela and Sunday Lake A
Site 4 Burnt Island Lake A
Site 5 Burnt Island Lake B
Site 6 Burnt Island Redux C
Site 7 Burnt Island Redux B
Site 8 Burnt Island Redux B-
Site 9 A Night On Tom Thomson C
Site 10 A Night On Tom Thomson C
Site 11 A Night On Tom Thomson C
Site 12 A Night On Tom Thomson A-
Kakasamic Lake Site 1 Fassett Lake Loop B+
Kioshkokwi Lake Site 21 To Manitou and Back Again B
Little Doe Lake Site 1 A Night On Tom Thomson C-
Site 2 A Night On Tom Thomson B
Site 5 Tom Thomson Lake C+
Site 6 Tom Thomson Lake B
Site 7 Tom Thomson Lake B
Site 8 Tom Thomson Lake C-
Little Crow Lake Site 3 Into the Wind: Part Two B
Little Drummer Lake Site 1 Canoe Lake to Tonakela Lake C+
Longbow Lake Site 1 The Moccasin Lake Shuffle B-
Site 2 The River Mild C
Site 3 The River Mild B+
Lake Louisa Site 17 South of 60: A Rock Lake Loop A+
Lorne Lake Site 2 Fassett Lake Loop A-
Site 4 Fassett Lake Loop B-
Manitou Lake Site 1 To Manitou Lake and Back Again B
Site 3 To Manitou Lake and Back Again C
Site 5 Fassett Lake Loop B-
Site 6 Fassett Lake Loop B+
Site 7 To Manitou Lake and Back Again B-
Site 8 To Manitou Lake and Back Again B-
Site 29 Fassett Lake Loop A-
Site 43a Fassett Lake Loop A+
Site 44 Fassett Lake Loop C+
Site 45 Fassett Lake Loop B
Site 46 Fassett Lake Loop C+
Maple Lake Site 7 Return to Kiosk (pt. 1) – Bright Days, Big Bugs, Biggar Lake B
Mattowacka Lake Site 3 Fassett Lake Loop D
McIntosh Lake Site 17 Big Trout Loop Parabola – Part 1 B
Site 22 Canoe Lake to Rain Lake A
McKaskill Lake Site 3 McKaskill Lake: Ice Out, Rain In B-
Merchant Lake Site 4 Into the Wind B-
Misty Lake Site 3 Barron Canyon Bound A-
Moccasin Lake Site 1 Rain Lake to Canoe Lake B+
Mouse Lake Site 1 Welcome to Kiosk: The Mouse Lake Swarm B-
North Tea Lake Site 2 Return to Kiosk (pt. 2) – Storm’s Coming C+
Site 15 Return to Kiosk (pt. 2) – Storm’s Coming B+
Site 63 Fassett Lake Loop B
Otterslide Lake Site 1 Big Trout Loop Parabola – Part 2 C+
Park Lake Site 1 A Walk Among The Raspberries C+
Parkside Bay Site 6 Parkside Bay A-
Pen Lake Site 3 Pen Lake B+
Site 12 Booth Lake C+
Perley Lake Site 1 The Brent Crawl – Part 2 B
Pinetree Lake Site 2 Pinetree Lake Loop A-
Potter Lake Site 2 Up Potter’s Creek C+
Site 3 Rain Lake to Canoe Lake B+
Site 4 Rain Lake to Canoe Lake B
Proulx Lake Site 12 Into the Wind: Part Two C
Radiant Lake Site 4 Radiant Lake A+
Ragged Lake Site 22 Westward, Wisp & More B-
Rain Lake Site 5 Islet in the Sun C
Site 6 Islet in the Sun C+
Site 8 Islet in the Sun A
Ralph Bice Lake Site 16 Four Days in July – Part Three: The Road Well Traveled B+
Rock Lake Site 10 (Echo Bay) Pinetree Lake Loop B
Ravenau Lake Site 1 Brent Crawl Bonus C
Shad Lake Site 1 Fassett Lake Loop D
Site 2 Fassett Lake Loop F/B-
Sisco Lake Site 3 Fassett Lake Loop B
Sproule Lake Site 1 Day Trippin’: Tonakela and Sunday Lake C
Site 2 Day Trippin’: Tonakela and Sunday Lake B
Site 3 Day Trippin’: Tonakela and Sunday Lake A-
Site 4 Day Trippin’: Tonakela and Sunday Lake B+
Site 5 Day Trippin’: Tonakela and Sunday Lake B+
Stratton Lake Site 1 The Barron Canyon Threepeat C+
Site 7 Barron Canyon Revisited – The Secret of the Ooze A
Site 14 Tarn Lake and a Whole Lot of Walking A-
Sunday Lake Site 1 Day Trippin’: Tonakela and Sunday Lake A-
Site 2 Day Trippin’: Tonakela and Sunday Lake C
Site 3 Day Trippin’: Tonakela and Sunday Lake C+
Tarn Lake Site 1 Tarn Lake and a Whole Lot of Walking C-
Tom Thomson Lake Site 1 A Night On Tom Thomson C-
Site 2 Tom Thomson Lake B+
Site 3 Tom Thomson Lake B-
Site 4 Up Potter’s Creek B
Site 5 Tom Thomson Lake A-
Site 6 Tom Thomson Lake A-
Site 7 Tom Thomson Lake B
Site 8 A Night On Tom Thomson C+
Site 9 Tom Thomson Lake B-
Site 10 A Night On Tom Thomson B+
Site 17 Tom Thomson Lake C
Tonakela Lake Site 1 Canoe Lake to Tonakela Lake C+
White Trout Lake Site 7 The Brent Crawl – Part 1 B
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