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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:

 Canoe Trip  20220613  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220613  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220613  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220613  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220613  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220613  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
High Falls Lake Fire
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
Pine Pollen and Water Lily Leaves
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
The outlet of the Barron River into High Falls Lake St Andrews Lake Channel
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
Bedrock and Pine Trunks
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220614  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
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 Canoe Trip  20220615  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220615  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220615  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220615  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220615  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220615  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220615  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
Layered Rock
Barron River
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
Woodland Waterfall
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
Below Woodland Waterfall
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
The Stratton Lake Channel of the Barron River
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
High Falls
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220616  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220617  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220617  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220617  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220617  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220617  4 nights on St Andrews Lake
 Canoe Trip  20220617  4 nights on St Andrews Lake

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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