Second Depot Lake – Quinte Conservation Area

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Known Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Pike, Walleye and panfish.


- Located 40min north of Kingston, ON
- Has both drive in and canoe in sites
- Motorboats allowed on the lake
- Can paddle and portage to access the other depot lakes
- Park office employees will fairy you to site in a motorboat for a $10 fee

The Second Depot Lake is located 40min north of Kingston, just past the town of Verona.
Take HWY 38 from the 401 north to Verona, just past Verona turn left onto Snider rd.
Just before the turn there will be a sign for the Quinte Conservation Area. Follow Snider Rd to a wooden sign marking the entrance to the Second Depot Lake.

There are both drive in sites, trailer sites, and interior (canoe-in) sites available.
There are showers and toilets located near the park office for use by campers in drive in and trailer sites. There are outhouses available for people staying on interior sites.
There are motorboats allowed on this lake and there is a boat launch located near the park office.
I have not stayed on a drive in or trailer site, but I did stay on interior sites 13 and 14.
There were fire pits on both sites, they did not have grills but we found one left
behind from previous campers and were able to makeshift a pretty decent cooking surface.
We also had a picnic table on our site, which makes everything a bit easier. Both sites were large enough for two tents but it is definetly a squeeze. The privacy between the two sites was fair at best but we had fairly good privacy from all other campsites.
Firewood is available for purchase at the park office but the bush is dense enough to provide plenty of good firewood near the site.

It only takes about 40min tops to paddle from one end of the lake to the other, the paddle is quite nice at points but every once and a while it is interrupted by the sound of a motorboat or the spotting of a hydro line. It is for these reasons that I use the word interior quite liberally when describing these sites, but for a quick weekend of camping, especially if you are just getting used to canoe in camping it makes for a nice enjoyable spot.

I didn’t catch much when I went, but I could only fish for Pike and Walleye at the time, the bass population apparently supports some pretty decent fishing though.

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