Kioshkokwi Lake Campsite #12


Topography of under-water approach: Sloped rock shelf with smaller underwater rocks.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: The rock shelf is on an angle, is slippery in places and drops off fairly quickly.

Topography to tent sites: Significant slope up to the fire pit with big steps up over exposed tree roots.

View of the campsite from the water.jpg

Canoe landing from the water.jpg

Profile view of the canoe landing.jpg


Campsite maintenance: Regular.

Size of open ground area: We didn't measure, but this is a large site with two levels and could accommodate a large group.  The fire pit level slopes up from the water and is quite exposed.  There are two separate fire pits. 

Extent of tree cover: The fire pit area is quite exposed. The tent sites are more sheltered. 

Degree of levelness: Not very level. The fire pit area is on a steep angle, and even the tent sites have some waves to them.  We camped in hammocks and our backs don't have first hand experience, so I don't feel qualified to comment further.

Number of level tent-sites: 3 - 4.

North exposure: Open view of the lake.

East exposure: Open view of the bay.

South exposure: Trees.

West exposure: Open view of the lake.

Main tent site area.jpg

Second tent site area.jpg

First fire pit.

Second fire pit.

'Back porch' viewed from the water.

General description: This is a large, pretty site that could easily accommodate a large group. There are two levels, the fire pit area which is quite exposed and the tent site area which is more sheltered.  The exposed fire pit area is a good place to enjoy the sunrise and sunset, and there is a "back porch" set up on a cliff that is surprisingly sheltered while still offering a nice view of the lake where you can take in the sunset. A trail runs along the water and back into the woods and there was still a fair bit of good firewood back there in late August.

Overall accessibility: Moderate - a tricky put in, exposed tree roots and elevation challenges could make this a challenging site.

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

Submitted by Andrew M. .. Visited: August 26-29, 2021 .. Submission: August 30, 2021