Bonnechere Lake Campsite #1


Topography of under-water approach: The campsite's rock point slopes gradually into the water on its east side. Rocks form a couple of sandy-bottomed slots to bring canoes to shore.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: None, but stepping out into shallow water to unload is to be expected.

Topography to tent sites: 10' rise over distance of about 30' to the firepit area.

Landing area is to the right of the point ...

The landing rocks have a morning-through-mid-afternoon exposure...

Looking down from the campsite to the landing ...


Campsite maintenance: regular

Size of open area: Cedar trees are quite dense over the actual campsite.

Extent of tree cover: While there are two large white pines on the point, cedars shade the majority of the campsite.

Degree of levelness: Campsite has a moderate slope from the north to south, toward the water.

Number of level tent sites: Enough separate areas for at least three medium size tents.

Firepit gets some cross-breeze only when the wind is blowing strongly ...

Tentsites are located relatively close to the firepit...

North exposure: Forested mainland comprises the north end of the point.

East exposure: Forest is thick beyond firepit area. View along east shoreline from rocks by the water.

South exposure: View from firepit area is limited by pine trees, cedars and shrubs.

West exposure: Late afternoon sun works its way through shoreline trees and shrubs.

Looking south from the firepit through the trees and across the lake ...

General description: This campsite is somewhat confined. While it will provide shelter from cold shoulder-season winds, it won't allow much bug-clearing summer breeze or sunshine to get through.

Overall accessibility: The shoreline rocks, slight climb from the landing, and the site's overall slope might deter children or seniors.

Thanks to Jeffrey McMurtrie of Jeff'sMap for supplying the base-layer map component by Creative Commons licensing.

Submission February, 2015 by Barry Bridgeford .. visited July, 2011