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2/01/2019 3:08 pm  #1


Achray advice

I am looking to book Achray in summer .. I'm seeing lots of nice sites along the shore and beach ... if anyone has advice on certain sites that they have stayed at which were particularly special please let me know ...

Message me if you want to keep it on the down low ...

thanks

Last edited by Dead_Weight (DW) (2/01/2019 3:12 pm)

 

2/01/2019 6:08 pm  #2


Re: Achray advice

I’ve put in at Achray but never camped there. My impression is that I really, really liked the whole camping area - it felt pretty low key and a place I’d love to take the family if it weren’t a 6 hour drive. I doubt you’ll go wrong with any site there, but I have no specific recommendations. Mostly just bumping your thread back above mine ;)

 

2/02/2019 7:17 am  #3


Re: Achray advice

Are you staying on the campground or paddling to one of the sites?

 

2/04/2019 12:25 pm  #4


Re: Achray advice

I'm staying at the campground ...

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2/04/2019 12:28 pm  #5


Re: Achray advice

I reposted in another section for campgrounds ... forgot this is mainly for backcountry questions ...

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2/06/2019 10:41 pm  #6


Re: Achray advice

Hey DW ...... Front Country or Back Country , it's all wonderful Algonquin Park eh !
As ya well know , ya can't go wrong with any site @ Grand Lake , with most of the beach sites taken.
Fer the last 35 yrs , my go to site was always  # 34 .
Somewhat private with a small sandy landing for a canoe , a beauty rock point with a view of the lake  West and East .
A spot where ya can enjoy the entire lake ,  a spot where ya can enjoy frogs , pollywogs and watersnakes .
Site # 1 is also a fav ..... with  a beauty bog in behind , and real special beach .
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/JAConnelly/map_campground_achray.jpg

 
(Edit: Specific fishing spot info deleted as per guidelines .. Moderator)
Sorry there Barry , good to see the forum rules and expectations apply to us all without exception .

 

Last edited by John Connelly (2/07/2019 11:22 pm)

 

2/07/2019 9:42 am  #7


Re: Achray advice

The yurt is also one of the nicest in the park as well (if you're into "yurting").  The site is very secluded at the end of a long road (railbed).  I found the sites in Achray to be a little lacking in privacy in comparison to some car camping sites in say Pog, or Cannisbay, but the whole area is really beautiful and there's tons of spots to explore...

 

2/07/2019 1:33 pm  #8


Re: Achray advice

I would echo 34 and 1 as good sites.  These days we travel with a pup so limited to the right hand side of the map that Steve posted.  If you'd like to avoid dogs barking you might want to look at the dog free zone. All the sites from 4-12 are kind of in a bowl so if you get noise at one site it carries pretty clearly.  If you're dog free we've looked at but not stayed on 18 and 20.  Sites 42-45 and maybe 16 and 17 the water in that bay is weedy so if you have kids maybe not best for swimming from the campsite.  Otherwise you can get herons set up in there and you can watch them fish for an hour.
#1 would be our go-to site.  2 and 3 also work but as noted, not much privacy.  Also, if you get a strong wind it tends to funnel down Grand and really blasts these sites.  They are picturesque, right on the beach, but also very exposed.  Pack an extra tarp and if things get bad you can always set up a wind break.

 

2/07/2019 2:02 pm  #9


Re: Achray advice

Thanks everyone ... I like the looks of all the ones recommended.  its a tough call since my kids like trying to catch the critters in the lake but also like swimming a lot,  34, 1, 18, 20 ... and even the yurt look pretty nice ...

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2/08/2019 10:18 am  #10


Re: Achray advice

What about Pog Lake .. .I just got invited there in July and I have never stayed there.  The other group is in the radio and dog free area but I see a lot of beautiful sites open right on the lake in other areas ... any recommendations ? 

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2/08/2019 11:44 am  #11


Re: Achray advice

From what I recall the sites along the loops on the river in C are really nice.  Stayed there a few years back and there are some very nice and private sites in Pog

 

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