Hambone Lake Campsite #1


Topography of under-water approach: East side of campsite point has a small shallow sandy approach.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Sandy landing requires stepping out into the water.

Topography to tent sites: A 45 degree rise through tree roots.

Campsite point's east side has this sandy landing. One tentsite is visible inland ...

Another tentsite is visible to the left ...


Regular or low-maintenance: Regular

Size of open area: irregular 100 x 150 area.

Extent of tree cover: 60% mix of canopy and large pines over campsite.

Degree of levelness: Adequate level areas are scattered about.

Number of level tent sites: 3 sites, suitable for larger tents.

Tentsite and firepit location, looking eastward ...

Firepit is up against a "reflector" rock ...

North exposure: Dense forest.

East exposure: While campsite is on a point with an open exposure, shoreline trees block tentsites from east wind.

South exposure: Shoreline trees block tentsites from south wind. Only one small area of shoreline rock has regular exposure to the afternoon sun.

West exposure: Dense forest to the west blocks sunset view.

General description: Spacious larger campsite. Despite being on a point, shoreline trees block out views of the lake. Shadow overcomes the campsite by late afternoon.

Overall accessibility: Adequate landing access, but requires stepping out into water and hauling canoe up embankment for evening.

Looking south, between shoreline trees, toward portage from Magnetawan Lake ...

Campsite point's west side. Sandy landing is out of view on far side of point ...

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

Submitted by Barry Bridgeford .. December, 2011 .. Visited July, 2010