Big Porcupine Lake Campsite #1


Topography of under-water approach: Rock point has small sheltered gravel beach on its south side.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Sloped rock could be slippery if wet. Gravel area to east could require stepping out into water.

Topography to tent sites: 15' rise to actual firepit and tentsite area, which is located way back into the trees.

- From the gravel beach landing and ascending by a trail through the trees.

- Looking down the trail notched through the trees.


Campsite maintenance: regular

Size of open area: 50' x 50'.

Extent of tree cover: Front 50' x 50' grassed ledge is 80% open. Firepit area is 90% covered. Tentsite area is also 90% covered.

Degree of levelness: The front ledge has a slight slope toward the lake. The firepit area is ver rough. The tentsite area is quite level.

Number of level tent sites: Limited tentsite area .. no more than three two person tents .. close together!

North exposure: Protected from the north winds by intervening trees.

East exposure: Dense forest blocks all east winds.

South exposure: Grassed ledge is open to the south. Balance of site is sheltered.

West exposure: Grassed ledge is open to the west.

- 20' up from the lake is this grassed ledge. Here's the view to the west.

- And here's the view to the south from the grassed ledge.

- Another 10' upward and into the trees is the firepit with its reflector rock.

- Still another rise takes one to the reather small tentsite area.

General description: Good for small group, limited tent capacity. Great afternoon sunning spot and sunset view.

Overall accessibility: Requires a lot of climbing up-and-down from one ledge to another.

Thanks to Jeffrey McMurtrie of Maps By Jeff for supplying the base map.

Submission March, 2012 by Barry Bridgeford .. visited July, 2011