Four Nights on St. Andrews Lake
2022 June 13
We recently spent four nights camping on St. Andrews Lake in Algonquin Park. The trip was characterized by significant wind and pine pollen. On the first day we traveled to St. Andrews Lake and established our camp on the fifth campsite along the western shore. This has become our preferred campsite on the lake. On the second day we went on a day trip to Ooze Lake. Unfortunately, we were a week or two early for the floral display. The third day was characterized by rain and wind and we confined our explorations to the adjacent campsites, which were unoccupied. On the fourth day we hiked and photographed down the portage to High Falls Lake and then up the Stratton Lake channel to High Falls Pond. We returned to Achray on the fifth day. The return trip was arduous because of the high winds. Rather than face the wind on Grand Lake, we portaged over to Johnston and Berm Lakes. We believe this route to be slightly shorter, but you are trading paddling for portaging. On this day, it seemed like a reasonable trade.
It is our intention to publish a Bushlog description of our trip, but in the meantime, here are some photos:
Achray Algonquin Park Barron River Berm Lake Grand Lake High Falls Lake High Falls Lake to St. Andrews Lake portage High Falls Pond (Barron River) Ooze Lake St. Andrews Lake Stratton Lake Stratton Lake outlet