Galeairy Lake Campsite #2


Topography of under-water approach: Shelves of slab rock will differ in depth depending on water levels.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: At time of visit, were able to step out onto rocks. Unloading is on to rocks level with campsite.

Topography to tent sites: Entire campsite is level, but close to lake level.

The campsite is totally exposed to the wind from the west,south & east ...

Landing is on south point of island ...


Regular or low-maintenance: Regular

Size of open area: Entire campsite is exposed to the sky.

Extent of tree cover: Minimal trees are limited to the very rear (north).

Degree of levelness: Level grassed area comprises the entire area around the firepit.

Number of level tent sites: At least 3 tent sites, but with no effective drainage.

The exposed shores do give a good view of the lake ...

There are only a couple of trunks to attach tarp ropes to ...

West winds have brought down all the island's larger trees. Note the small yellow sign toward the thunderbox ...

The thunderbox is located amidst surviving smaller trees, with a view of the lake to the west ...

North exposure: remnants of the island's forest.

East exposure: Open to the lake.

South exposure: Open to the lake.

West exposure: Open to the lake.

General description: A wind-ravaged and highly exposed island campsite. The view is great and bug-reducing breezes will prevail. However, being close to the water and highly exposed, its certainly not good in cold, windy and/or rainy weather. Its overall impression is one of 'devastation'. Long grass around the firepit attests to the campsite not being used very much.

Overall accessibility: Landing access is easy, as is access throughout the campsite .. with a rolling trail amidst the fallen trees to the thunderbox.

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

Submitted by Barry Bridgeford .. September 2013 .. Visited June, 2013