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Island Campsite: Rock Lake and Algonquin Park

island campsite: Star reporter Marco Chown Oved casts a line into the water at Rock Lake on his first trip to Algonquin Park since he was a teen, according to Toronto Star. Cristen Carson photo We saw a bull moose grazing in the reeds, a heron fishing in the mud, chipmunks and red squirrels and more frogs than you could catch. Five couples and seven kids all under the age of 6 piled into canoes and paddled across Rock Lake to a gorgeous island campsite sheltered by towering pines and carpeted by orange needles. It was a nostalgic weekend for everyone, reliving our childhood camping excursions and creating new memories for our kids. The smell of wet cedar, the feeling of sand between your toes, the tingling of the sun on your shoulders. Sure, some things were different there was a fire ban and we had to cook all our meals on camping stoves but the experience of spending time in nature never changes. ( As reported in the news.