Eustache Lake Campsite #1       Lat.- Long.: N45 55 52.2 W78 06 19.8


Topography of under-water approach: Large flat bedrock with scattered fist-sized boulders on shore over shallow water that quickly drops into 10+ meters. A few emergent boulders close by in low water conditions, may not be an issue during normal or high water.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: In low water there may be emergent rocks at landing.

Topography to tent sites: Short incline up to campsite area from the landing. Roughly 1.5 meter elevation from waterfront.

Campsite’s southern landing area ...

View south from campsite, landing area visible below red pines ...

View north-west from campsite ..


Regular or low-maintenance: Low

Size of open area 70’ x 30’.

Extent of tree cover 10% canopied over firepit/kitchen area on main pt, 50% canopied within selected tenting location.

Degree of levelness: Flat around firepit and tenting area.

Number of level tent sites: At least 2 flat sites adequate for a <=3 person tent.

North exposure: Tentsite and landing protected from the north winds, while firepit and kitchen area are exposed.

East exposure: Tentsite and landing are protected from the east winds, while firepit and kitchen area exposed.

South exposure: Southern exposure open to canoe landing and main firepit, while tentsite adequately protected.

West exposure: Firepit and landings are exposed to strong westerlies. Tentsite somewhat protected.

General description: Nice campsite overall. Good day-long sun exposure on exposed large flat to angled bedrock on campsite’s point. Good cliff jumping location and swimming spot as well – water drops off into 8m+ depths just off western point. Firepit fully exposed to western and southern winds with little to no overhead protection. The site is accessible directly from portage so no paddling from portage landing is required. Thunder box located north-east of firepit. No issues with firewood. Bedrock provides good natural seating and lounging. Great sunset views but limited sunrise views. Excellent night-time sky viewing.

Overall accessibility: Good.

Western view of lake from rocky point (newspaper left from previous campers) ...

View north from campsite (bottle, bungee cords, dish cloths and other items left from previous campers) ...

View east .. tentsite in small clearing surrounded by shrubbery, behind firepit ...

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

Submitted by Stephen Molson, Feb. 2011 .. visited Sept 2010.