The Sand Lake Gate/Barron Canyon Access Points on the eastern side of the park are some of the most heralded and historic access points in all of Algonquin. The most notable campsite is the Achray Campground. The easy access and significant features including beautiful Carcajou Bay and the Barron Canyon make this drive to campsite very popular during the summer for families. Further afield, there are many interior campsites to explore. From short paddles to extended trips, there is no shortage of places to overnight on the east side of the park. From the Sand Lake Gate side of the park there are also two historic ranger cabins that can be found, the Wenda Lake Cabin not far off Grand Lake and the Crooked Chute Cabin found along the Petawawa River.
The Shall Lake area is a hidden gem just outside of the busy Algonquin Park corridor area. This quieter area offers some of the most scenic and peaceful campsites Algonquin Park has to offer. Booth Lake, in particular, is spectacular with its rolling hills and fantastic beachfront campsites. Closer to the access point, Crotch Lake features easy to reach campsites that do not require any portaging. These sites are ideal for those looking to experience wilderness without venturing too far from the car. The Shall Lake access point also offers visitors three different cabin options. The Kitty Lake Cabin is a short paddle along Farm Lake, while the Tattler Lake Cabin is found further west beyond Booth Lake. McKaskill Lake Cabin will also take a good day worth of travel as it is found northeast of Shirley Lake.
The historic Highway 60 corridor area of Algonquin Park is one of the busier areas of the park due to the ease of access and close proximity to the fabulous interior of the park. From the West Gate to the East Gate, which is about a 40 minute drive, there are over eight interior access points, numerous campgrounds, a number of picnic areas and the informative Algonquin Visitor Centre available. The Highway 60 corridor is also home to the largest concentration of Algonquin Park hiking trails, providing plenty of options for you to enjoy the great Algonquin outdoors.
Reservations for cabins are made through Ontario Parks at (888) ONT-PARK.
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