Camping in Mew Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park

By far the wettest  Canadian camping experience we have had to date was at Mew Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park in September 2013.


To be honest the forecast said rain but we decided to be optimistic and go anyway. The forecast was spot on and boy, did it rain!

We had campsite number 95.  This site is in the radio and pet free campground and has no electricity but was extremely quiet and has access to the lake . The site was flat and huge, large enough for two families although it did have a little river running right through the middle but that was hardly surprising after 36 hours of rain straight!


Not a bad spot for the morning cuppa!

The large, clean shower block was quite a way away but the vault toilet was close by.  Mew lake is not a very big campground and with the majority of the sites being without electrical hook up leads to a very tranquil feel to it.

With such atrocious weather it was hard to explore much of the campground itself but what we did see of it was lovely, calm, peaceful and pretty.



Like most of campgrounds in Algonquin you are never far from a beautiful view or  a lovely place to hike. We were a little early to enjoy the height of the spectacular fall colours that Algonquin is known for but we did get to see a hint of what was to come.




Not being much of a fan of the large, busy campgrounds, Mew Lake was an ideal park for us, a perfect little oasis of calm in the midst of  this popular provincial park.

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3 thoughts on “Camping in Mew Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park

  1. Emma

    Once your inside the dry though, there is something so nice about hearing rain on the tent! As long as it’s not leaky of course! 😀

  2. Holly

    The colours are still beautiful though! Sad it rained though – when it rains in Canada, it really rains!! Not like in the UK!

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