Jubilee Lake Campsite #3


Topography of under-water approach: Two landing areas are available. One on the east side of the site and the other on the west side. You can fit 1 canoe at each landing sight comfortably. Both are mucky bottom landing areas with some small rocks and tree roots to step out onto from your canoe.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Some underwater rocks to maneuver around but nothing too difficult.

Topography leading to tent sites: Site opens up nearly immediately from the two put-ins. The put in on the west side leads directly to the campfire area while the put-in from the east side is closer to the tent area. 

East put-in ...

View of rock slope with tent area in background ...

West put in and short trail to site ...


Regular or low-maintenance: Regular

Size of open ground area: Lots of open ground but it’s heavily covered in tree roots. Watch out for stubbed toes!

Extent of tree cover: Open site with 40-50% tree cover. Tent area is moderately protected by tree cover and the campfire area is moderately protected, as it sits in a hollow created by a waist high rock wall to the east.

Degree of levelness: This site has 3 distinct levels. The campfire level, the tent level and the rock-with-view-of-the-lake level.

Number of tent sites: 2 flat sites available for small tents. More could be found with some effort but roots would be a problem.

North exposure: protected by dense forest.

East exposure: protected.

South exposure: Fully exposed to water.

West exposure: Moderately protected but still gets a breeze when the wind picks up.

Tent area and east put in ...

View of rock wall/shelf and lower level cooking area ...

General description: Beautiful site. More open than many of the sites on Jubilee and features a great swimming rock. The rock slopes gently into the water and there is a rock shelf underwater where you can stand and only be ankles deep. Great spot to take a jump as the rock slopes more aggressively under the water after that shelf. Beautiful view of the lake and good sun on the rock most of the day as it faces south (gets both morning and late afternoon sun).

One note: The thunder box is not very private. You can clearly see it from the site and a quick “don’t look this way” convo needs to happen with your fellow campers before you do your business.

Overall accessibility: Quite accessible. Can’t get two canoes at one put in but it’s not a long or steep haul to bring your gear to the site from the put in. The campfire is protected by a waist high rock wall but there are built in rock “steps” to the tent area on the one side.

View facing south ...

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

Submitted by Submitted by: Claire Cowan .. Visited September 6th, 2015 .. Submission September 8th, 2015