Opeongo Lake – North Arm – Site 26

Site Details

Closest Access Point:  Opeongo Lake (Access Point #11)
Distance to Access Point: 15 KM (2.5 hours)
Difficulty of Travel From Access Point: Easy (unless the wind is up)
Maintenance Level: Regular
Date Visited: August, 2022

Opeongo North Arm Map
Map Courtesy of Jeff's Maps

This is my least favourite of the sites along this stretch of shore. It’s not bad, per se, it just doesn’t have much going for it. It’s fairly enclosed, which I suppose would normally mean privacy, but it’s only a stone’s throw from site 25, so if there’s anyone camped there you’re going to get to know them.

Terrain: Like all the sites in the area, this one is nice and flat. The ground is level and easy to navigate and there aren’t too many tripping hazards. There’s a fair bit of growth between the site and the shore, which makes it feel a bit cramped.

Canoe Landing: Nice spot to pull up. The entire shore is basically one long beach. The underwater approach is free of obstacles and there’s plenty of room to pull the boat up and load/unload.

Fire Pit: The fire pit is about twenty meters back of the shore. It’s right in the middle of the site, and it’s nothing to get excited about. It’s basically just a haphazard jumble of rocks in the middle of a clearing.

Tent Sites: The ground is level here, so finding a tent spot shouldn’t be much a of a problem. The slope you see in the picture above says more about the photographer than it does the actual site.

Swimmability: This is a very swimmable site, especially if you’re travelling with kids. The beach goes out for a long way making it perfect for all levels of swimmers.

Accessories: None, really. Most backcountry sites in the Park have some kind of bench set up, this one does not. There’s a large log near the fire pit that probably qualifies as this site’s bench, and that’s about it.

Views: Views south across Opeongo are pretty great. There is a fair amount of bush and tree cover along the shoreline, so sightlines from inside the site are semi-obstructed. The view from the beach is great.

Notes: Not my first choice for a site in the area. Or my fifth.

Related Trip Report: Opeongo Basecamp

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