Crotch Lake Campsite #1


Topography of under-water approach: Gentle sand slope.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: None.

Topography to tent sites: Moderate dirt and root rise.

Gentle sand landing.

Landing seen from onshore.

Looking down the rise from the landing.


Campsite maintenance: Regular.

Size of open area: A rounded area provides three or four opportunities to pitch tents under the tall pines, relatively close to each other and to the firepit, in an area of approximately 15 x 60 feet.

Extent of tree cover: Tree canopy is provided by mature pines, with their lower halves being somewhat open to the lake below.

Degree of levelness: The campsite is located on a somewhat rounded height, with a narrow level section running north-south down its middle.

Number of level tent sites: The southmost part has room for 2 level tentsites. Since the rest of the campsite is rounded, additional tents are forced close to the central firepit area.

North exposure: Line of trees provides broken view of the lake.

East exposure: Trees.

South exposure: Trees.

West exposure: Trees break the view of the lake.

General description: Private campsite on a raised point with a tree-filtered sunset view.

Overall accessibility: Pronounced grade requires fair bit of up-and-down walking to-and-from the water.

Looking south from the firepit area.

Looking north toward the firepit area. Access rise is off-camera, to the right.

Tentsite at the southmost end of the campsite.

Looking north from the southmost tentsite.

In 2023, the thunderbox had some "accessories"!

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

Submitted by Barry Bridgeford .. Visited July, 2023 .. Submission August, 2023