Big Porcupine Lake Campsite #2


Topography of under-water approach: Moderate rounded slabs with smaller rocks about. There's a soft landing area to the east.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Rocks could be slippery if wet. Adjacent rock slabs good for holding gear.

Topography to tent sites: 12' rise to actual firepit area, which is located close to and overlooking the water.

- Clambering up from the rock landing is necessary.

- Looking due south down the lake.


Campsite maintenance: regular

Size of open area: 100' x 70'.

Extent of tree cover: Firepit area has no appreciable cover. Tent area has about 50% cover.

Degree of levelness: The firepit area is quite level. Tentsite area has some slight undulations.

Number of level tent sites: No more than three two person tents .. close together! Thunderbox is well to the rear.

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

East exposure: Some blockage of east winds by some trees.

South exposure: Open to the south.

West exposure: Protected from west wind by forest.

- Tentsites are tight under the trees.

- Tentsites are close to one another and not all that spacious.

General description: Good for small group, limited tent capacity is located somewhat close to the firepit area. Good mid-day sun. However, no late afternoon sun or sunsets.

Overall accessibility: Requires some climbing up from the landing.

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

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