Whitefish Lake Campsite #2x

Important Update:

The original campsite report that follows this update, reflects the situation in 2016. At that time, the campsite was still functional as such .. with a waterfront sign and thunderbox.

At some time between 2016 and 2023, this campsite was de-activated.

Also during that period, an area on the north end of the nearby island was changed from a "no-camping" designation to a functional campsite, thereby keeping the number of the lake's campsite at three.

This change defers to the Whitney and Area Algonquins having their Whitfish Pow-wow Site immediately north of Campsite 2.

Below this update is the campsite's original 2016 campsite report. It is being retained here under its revised number "2x" purely for reference purposes.

Following is a recent sign giving explanation of the closing of campsite by Ontario Parks (photo by Cody Stein of the website Algonquin & Beyond) ...


Location: N45 32.936' W78 25.231'

Landing

Topography of under-water approach: Large flat rock with a significant drop-off.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: None.

Topography to tent sites: A short smooth carry up a slight incline.

Landing, an easy climb to the site ...

Campsite

Campsite maintenance: Regular.

Size of open area: 20m x 8m.

Extent of tree cover: 70%.

Degree of levelness: Generally level with some rocks and roots.

Number of level tent sites: 5+.

North exposure: Trees.

East exposure: Trees.

South exposure: Lake.

West exposure: Lake.

General description: A large site that has numerous tenting options and even though it is somewhat rocky and rooty, it could hold more than 5 tents if needed. Level, but drops off at the shore all around the site. The picnic table is a nice touch when you're "roughin" it.

Overall accessibility: A short climb from the landing area.

The picnic table and the recycle can are a nice touch ...

Looking from the landing north with rising sun lighting up the back of the site ...

View from east side of site ...

Looking south from back of site ...

Site diagram ...


Thanks to Jeffrey McMurtrie of Jeff'sMap for supplying the base-layer map component by Creative Commons licensing.


Submitted by Chris Taylor .. Visited May 2016 .. Submission September, 2016