Closest Access Point: Smoke Lake (Access # 6)
Distance to Access Point: 7 KM (1.5-2 hours)
Difficulty of Travel From Access Point: Easy
Maintenance Level: Regular
Date Visited: August, 2023
This is an unexpectedly big site based on what you can see of it from the water. Nice spot, lots of room to spread out, great views and a nice waterfront area as well. Only downside is that it is smack on the canoe expressway that connects the Smoke Lake access point to everything south of Smoke. Expect lots of passers by.
Views: Really nice views to the northwest from the swim and landing area. The interior of the site is very enclosed, so don’t expect much in the way of water watching when you’re by the fire. The view towards Archer Bay on the other side of the site is also nice, but again you’ll need to walk down to the water for it.
Notes: This site would be pretty high on my list if I was taking a large group down to Ragged, particularly if that large group included kids. The only significant drawback I see here is that it is in a very busy spot. There are four sites in close proximity here and it’s also on one of the busier canoe routes in the Park. Other than that, great spot!
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