Wright's Lake Ontario

Submitted By: talsan on 23 Jul 2007

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Opeongo Lake, Ontario
Distance: 8.80 mi
Activities: Canoeing

Camping - (0)

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This is a great camp site for the view from the shore and for the canoe trip that gets you there. Permits are required for camping on the lake since it is part of Algonquin Provincial Park, but they're well worth the fee to experience some of northern Ontario's most beautiful backcountry.

The white pines (often the tallest in Algonquin's forests reaching heights of 150 ft. plus) are also easy to climb for even greater panoramic views of the landscape. As noted in the directions, this and other campsites in the vicinity are only accessible by canoe or foot, which makes for a truly secluded getaway from modern-day living and conveniences. But you will have to take precautions against wildlife company (i.e. suspending your food stuffs from a tree to discourage bears at night).

The best information on camping in Algonquin is available through their website at www.algonquinpark.on.ca. And for Canadian wildlife enthusiasts, this lake and its shores are home to loons, moose, beavers, and more. To maintain the beauty of the park (and hopefully this is a rule of thumb for any "backcountry-er"), visitors are asked to pack out whatever they pack in: garbage, gear, and anything else you take into the park. Overall, this site was a great place to camp and experience Ontario's natural beauty.

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Because Wright's Lake is a smaller lake than its neighbour Opeongo, it's not nearly as cold for swimming, though I won't say that it's warm either. I swam there in September, and that was still bearable (probably because it was just the tailend of the summer). However, I imagine it might be nicer when the outside temperature is hotter, say in July and August, and the water temperature still cool. But it's hard to beat swimming in a natural lake with all the beautiful views surrounding you.

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