Burnt Island Lake Campsite #31


Topography of under-water approach: Level area with rock slabs, mucky spots and individual rocks.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Contour of landing area makes stepping into water necessary. Its only big enough to handle a couple of canoes at once. Level area by the landing is suitable for unloading gear on to.

Topography to tent sites: Entire campsite is only a slight height above water level.

Landing is about twenty-five feet to the east (right) of the tree with the campsite sign ...

Landing is a mix of rock slab, muck and individual rocks ...

View of the landing access from the firepit .. looking to the south, across the lake ...


Regular or low-maintenance: Regular

Size of open area: Campsite has a large open area beneath the overhead canopy, with shade prevailing.

Extent of tree cover: Extensive tree cover.

Degree of levelness: Very level surface. Being so level and so close to the lake's water level, this site could get quite wet in heavy rain.

Number of level tent sites: Room for a great many tents.

Looking southwest across the firepit, toward the lake ...

Looking northeast across the firepit, with plenty of room for tents ...

Inland from the firepit area are many more potential tentsites ...

North exposure: Forest.

East exposure: Forest.

South exposure: View of the lake.

West exposure: Partial view of the lake, beyond numerous trees.

General description: The campsite is level, but low to the lake level and appears slow to drain after a rain. Tree canopy covers it entirely. With no sunning rocks, no breaks in the tree canopy, and trees on three sides .. this could be a damp and buggy campsite in the early season. It is located on a relatively small and nondescript bay .. all-in-all a "boring" campsite.

Overall accessibility: Aside from coming ashore, this site is very accessible.

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

Submitted by Barry Bridgeford .. January 2014 .. Visited July, 2013