We have been to Algonquin car camping many times and decide to try back country canoeing this year. We arrived at 12 pm at the Rock Lake Access Point (#9) and were met by the Portage Store with our Kevlar Canoe rental. We put in around 1 pm and we canoed through Rock Lake to the portage (375 m) and arrived at a campsite halfway down Pen Lake around 3 pm. The following day we canoed and swam in and around Pen Lake. We left Rock Lake the next day around 8 am and returned to the Access Point by 11:30 am. The campsites are great - fire pit, food prep area, we had a bench on our site. Overall a great trip and we will do another next year. We have been there so many times (and were tired) that we did not stop on Highway 60 to take advantage the great trails and other exhibits - but they are worth checking out..
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