Kearney Lake Campground

Kearney Lake Campground

Hwy 60 at km 36.5, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario Canada
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#8 of 12 campsites in Algonquin Provincial Park
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scottman60 wrote a review Jul 2020
Stoney Creek, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from 5 nights at Kearney Lake Campground in Algonquin Provincial Park. It was our first time to this campground. We normally go to Canisbay Bay, but selection was sparse with COVID. I wasn’t expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was quiet and well supervised. The comfort stations were open, but the showers were closed. The beaches were small and grassy, but the water was crystal clear. Good for swimming. I kayaked around the lake in about an hour, but I didn’t see any wildlife. There was a 1750m portage to Whitefish Lake, but I didn’t try it. The campground is centrally located which allowed short drives to trails, visitor centre and logging museum. If you need supplies or a treat, Lake of Two Rivers store is not that far either. Whitney is the closest town for gas and groceries. There is no camp office at Kearney, so you need to register and get wood and ice at the Pog Lake Campground Office across the road from Kearney. Pog Lake Campground is also an access point for the Old Railway Bike Trail and has better beaches and kayaking. Overall I enjoyed my visit to Kearney, but I’m thinking about trying Pog Lake next time to access the amenities there more.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Clare wrote a review Aug 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights, in a tent with shelter. Beautiful Clear lake with gorgeous scenery. No bugs at all. Accessible bathrooms and good showers. Only downside was poor privacy on campsite and firewood bought at pog lake did NOT burn. It only smoked, so we needed to venture to Whitney to buy more firewood. Nonetheless was an amazing trip!!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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evanescencetabby wrote a review Jul 2013
Kincardine, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights. I made sure to see a picture if our site which was very private and large, 210. A lot of sites were not very private. Very clean grounds, showers and bathrooms. Toilets were regular flushing ones. Beautiful lake. My only complaint is the campground is close to the hwy and while it wasn't busy you still could hear cars all day.
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Date of stay: July 2013
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BastianSander wrote a review Sep 2012
Nuremberg, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first trip to Algonquin Provincial Park and we have not been dissapointed. We stayed at the campground at Kearny Lake. Bring everything as you can´t buy anything except from ice and firewood at the Pog Lake campground about 500m east on Highway 60. But usual you either like or dislike camping. The sanitary facilities with showers and toilets are very new and were very clean. No complaints. We did not see anything to do your dishes. They even have washing machines.

The Park itself has a lot to offer. You can either go on hiking, biking and of course canoeing. There are hikes for all levels. We did a few of some and they were all nice. It always took as less time than indicated although we stopped a lot to take pictures. One of the best things you can do is rent a canoe for a day at Lake Opeongo. We have never done it before. But enjoyed our 5 hours on the lake. We went into a small creek and saw an otter family playing right in front of our canoe.
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TreeWater wrote a review Jul 2017
Toronto, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great campsite! Many choices to choose from to make your night enjoyable.

Best thing to do prior to going is looking at the website for Algonquin Provincial Park (in this case) Kearney Lake. Once you've seen the layout of campgrounds and what's available or even non-reservable, you'll have an idea of were you'd like to stay. Some sites are first come first served basis. Try calling before heading out.

I decided to head to Kearney Lake once I've known this, so best to get there early enough to grab a good site. All Reservations will have to be done at Pog Lake (just half a kilometre down) from Kearney Lake on HWY 60 coming from the West Gate.

Once your in the office you can give them an idea of what you'd like. Example: privacy-good, slope-average, etc... They will be able to tell you what's available. Once you have this information drive into the Kearney campgrounds and look at the sites. Write down any other sites that may be of possibilities as well and go back to the office.
You might end up getting something better then what was listed for your duration.

We stayed for two nights, open sites all around us. We got lucky and had great neighbours all around us that respected quietness during the day, but if you plan on hiking and doing other adventures throughout the day it doesn't matter.
Algonquin Park has calendar of events posted on there website and at the offices, great opportunities for things to do. Even if the weather isn't so cooperative.
Just on HWY 60 approaching Kearney Lake from the West Gate you'll find gas station, grocery store (local store) not any chain store and a bakery. Remember to get what you need, it's not a two minute drive from Kearney Lake.
Overall, great place! Have fun!!
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Drive through the campgrounds to see the site prior to booking
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Percina wrote a review Aug 2016
London, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a repeat visit to the same site. The site we were on slopes gently down to the marsh, and does not retain rainwater. We chose this site because a few years back, a moose visited the marsh each day. This trip, we saw a moose in the marsh a couple of days, and a moose passed by our site on the roadway.

The lake is a great for swimming in, very calm the week we visited. Water was warm and clear. A monstrous snapping turtle was moving around in the shallows, but bothered no one. Loons and beaver are common on the lake as well. Evening paddles on the lake generally resulted in good viewing of beaver.

By bike, it is easy to get on the trails, to explore more of the park.

Another great experience in Algonquin!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jlunn wrote a review Jul 2015
Ottawa, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great campsite with a creek behind us. #202

The facilities were always very clean and the shower is nice after a long day of hiking and sweating. I felt very safe at this campground. Park rangers were always close by and circling the campground. It has a place to swim and to launch a canoe or kayak.
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Denzyl F wrote a review Jul 2014
Mitchell, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
the campground was super clean, the bathrooms where spotless the campsite was fairly private,good beach and exellent canoeing. Awsome star gazing at night.Would recommend this campground.Pretty much the center of Algonquin so all the trails and Two Rivers Store and everything else is close by.
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Date of stay: July 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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Larissa wrote a review Aug 2018
Toronto, Canada
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall we had a great time ! Pleasant campground very quiet went during the fireban. Saw a moose on our journey , Kearney lake was beautiful, fishing was ok.

Only thing I would say to get on top of is the outhouses, I know it's an outhouse and it won't be super clean all the time but the overwhelming smell of urine was making my eyes burn everytime we had to use the washroom. Besides that our trip was fun.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marie_198327 wrote a review Aug 2016
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved it here. We definitely got the best site in the campground. 145. The beach and lake were beautiful. We took our canoe. It was awesome. Everyone was wonderful. It was disappointing our dog couldn't swim there but we took her to Two Rivers campground to the dog beach and it was wonderful. We had to go to pog lake to get ice and wood. It was very busy but reasonably priced. Best weekend all summer.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TreeWater wrote a tip Jul 2017
Toronto, Canada59 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Drive through the campgrounds to see the site prior to booking"
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Which popular attractions are close to Kearney Lake Campground?
Nearby attractions include Algonquin Logging Museum (6.5 km), Algonquin Park (0.5 km), and Fire Tower Trail (1.1 km).
Are pets allowed at Kearney Lake Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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