Big Porcupine Lake Campsite #6


Topography of under-water approach: On the north side of the point is a rock slab at the water's edge.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: It's more practical to unload with one's feet in the water and the rock slab serving as an unloading 'dock'. Afterwards, one's canoe can be lifted up on to the rock slab.

Topography to tent sites: 15' rise up a rocks to the firepit and tentsite area.

- Landing area is to the left where a slab serves as unloading dock and pull-out.

- A path leads up the grade from the canoe landing.

- From the 'point', north to campsite #5.


Campsite maintenance: regular

Size of open area: 30' x 40'.

Extent of tree cover: Three pines provide partial cover of the firepit area. Unfortunately, at the time of the campsite inspection, there was a dead tree overshadowing two of the campsite's three tentsites.

Degree of levelness: The firepit and tentsite areas are generally level.

Number of level tent sites: Two tents could be placed behind the firepit and a third one elsewhere.

North exposure: Protected from some of the north winds by a few intervening trees.

East exposure: Inland forest blocks the east winds.

South exposure: Some trees provide limited protection from the south.

West exposure: Fully open to the west wind and sunset.

- The firepit provides an open view to the west.

- With dead tree cut, 2 tents could be safely located.

General description: Once the dead tree is removed, this campsite will be OK for a small group.

Overall accessibility: One-canoe-at-a-time landing limits accessibility for multiple canoes.

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

Submission July 2015 by Barry Bridgeford .. visited June, 2015