Bonnechere Lake Campsite #5


Topography of under-water approach: The campsite's rock point slopes down to the water on the east side. There's an organic bottom to the small landing area.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Stepping out into mucky water to unload is to be expected. Grade immediately starts at water's edge.

Topography to tent sites: 25' rise over distance of about 40' to the tentsite and firepit areas which are on different levels.

Small landing area is behind the point ...

Mucky landing area alongside sloping rocks...

Ascending slope rises immediately from the water ...


Campsite maintenance: regular

Size of open area: Series of small open areas on different levels comprise the campsite.

Extent of tree cover: Pine and cedar trees are quite dense over the entire campsite.

Degree of levelness: Campsite has number of small level areas at different heights.

Number of level tent sites: Separate level areas for three medium size tents.

Trail up from the water to the campsite ...

Small firepit area is blocked from the lake by trees ...

Tentsites are deep within the trees, without a view of the lake ...

North exposure: Forest is dense on the north end of the point.

East exposure: Forest is dense.

South exposure: View of the lake is blocked from firepit and tentsites by pines and cedars. A separate lower open area under the pines provides a view of the lake to the south.

West exposure: One small elevated area gives a very limited view of the lake.

Looking west through the trees and across the lake, from a single small vantage point ...

General description: This campsite is extremely confined. While it definitely provides shelter from cold shoulder-season winds .. it will be a stuffy, buggy and unattractive during the summer. The only open breezy area is on a lower level closer to the water on the southwest side of the point.

Overall accessibility: The mucky landing, steep ascent and multi-levels could be troublesome to young children and some 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