Hambone Lake Campsite #3           N45 40 27.7 W78 58 53.6


Topography of under-water approach: Fair, shaded east-facing landing over 2’ of water with rock and submerged timber.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Landing area is small and narrow, some downed timber nearby.

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

Campsite’s small landing area ...

North-east view of lake from north end of campsite ...


Regular or low-maintenance: Regular

Size of open area: 60’ x 40’.

Extent of tree cover: 95% canopied over campsite.

Degree of levelness: A little angled around firepit and tenting area, but not too bad.

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

North exposure: Landing and site protected from the north winds.

East exposure: Landing fully exposed to east, north-east and south-east winds. Tent site and firepit adequately protected.

South exposure: Southern exposure from canoe landing only.

West exposure: Landing and site protected from the south winds.

General description: Fair to poor smallish campsite. Very little sun exposure due to heavy overhead cover and east-facing aspect. Site is recessed inside the forest. Poor swimming due to emergent weeds (lilies), submerged timber and no lounging. Water drops off into 10m+ depths offshore. Thunder box located west of campsite. No issues with firewood – lots of quality hardwood behind site. Great sunrise view but no sunset.

Overall accessibility: Fair to poor.

Tentsite and firepit location ...

North view of lake and vegetated shoreline as seen from campsite ...

View west of campsite of hardwood forest, with trail leading to thunderbox ...

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

Submitted by Stephen Molson .. Visited September, 2010 .. Submission February, 2011