Grand Lake Campsite #15


Topography of under-water approach: Small sandy beach landing on the south shoreline of this campsite, framed by water lily weedbed and emergent pickerel weeds.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: None - all sandy, no emergent rocks nearby, shallow footing.

Topography leading to tent sites: There's a 10 foot rise, all sandy with some grass, towards campsite, 30 degree angle up from the sandy canoe landing. It's good footing and the campsite itself is all flat with hard packed earth.

Photo: Campsite's landing area, south-shoreline, vista is south down Carcajou Bay towards High Falls ...

Photo: Northwest vista from campsite, looking up towards narrow channel back towards Grand Lake proper.
Neighboring campsite's canoe landing north of this one just visible mid-background..


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Size of open area: 90' x 90'.

Extent of tree co: 70% level - campsite gradually slopes to the east.

Number of level tent sites: At least two 3-person tents.

North exposure: Decent protection from the north winds, as campsite is protected by narrow channel to Grand Lake.

East exposure: Protected from eastern winds due to mature forest behind campsite.

South exposure: Southern exposure from canoe landing only. Nice lounging (although angled) sunny sandy/grassy area between campsite and canoe landing in that direction.

West exposure: Limited western exposure due to proximity to narrow channel - horizon is narrow but would be adequately protected from strong westerly winds as a result.

General description: OK campsite in terms of kitchen/tenting area. Seating around the firepit is cut logs on ground, without a table. But there is a grill for the firepit (oven rack, lol). Some nice rock outcrops to the east of the campsite proved fun for the kids to climb. Firepit well protected from any wind direction, as is the selected tenting site. Not a lot of sun exposure areas outside of the canoe landing, although there were a few rocky extensions facing west on the campsite w/o tree cover. OK sunset view, no sunrise vista. Crapper is a squat box behind campsite located in a shallow depression.

Overall accessibility: Good despite the short rise to campsite from landing.

Photo: South-east view from campsite - backs on to mature evergreen forest - mostly cedars and red/white pines. Tenting area is to the right of tarp ...

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

Submitted by Stephen M. ... on August 6th 2009