Linda Lake Campsite #1

Landing

Topography of under-water approach: Large rock with muddy area sounding it. It can change a lot based on the water level.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Easiest to pull up normally and unload on the large rock, which will be to the left of the canoe.

Topography to tent sites: About two metre†incline up to the campsite .. flat after that.

View of the island from the water.

Front of the island .. north side.

Landing area.

Back of the island .. south side.

Campsite

Campsite maintenance: Regular.

Size of open ground area: Lots of open area, very exposed.

Extent of tree cover: Campsite is exposed at the front (north) and exposed on the rocky area at the back (south). The rest of the island has decent tree coverage.

Degree of levelness: An incline from the landing to campsite. Otherwise relatively flat.

Number of tent sites: Two tent spots. Iíve fit an 8 man tent in the larger spot. It wasn't the most comfortable, but at least was able to pitch the tent. The second spot is a bit smaller.

North exposure: Very open and exposed.

East exposure: This is a tiny island and is exposed from all directions. East exposure isnít that bad at the tent area, but would be an issue at the front and back of the island

South exposure: Fire pit and tent spots are located at the north, so they are a bit protected from the south, but since the island is so small, the whole island risks being overly exposed.

West exposure: Tiny island, exposed from all directions. West exposure isnít that bad when at the tent area. But it would be an issue at the front/back of the island

Fire pit area.

Looking south, into the campsite.

The second tent-site.

General description: A personal favourite. however, if you donít like the risk of overly exposed and overly used sites, this isnít the site for you. But it has breathtaking views of the sunrise and sunset and is a perfect areas for stargazing. There's very good swimming at back and front of island, with sunshine from sunrise to sunset. It has a picnic table and good tent spots, plus a good fire pit area. Itís far enough from the other campsites on the lake, and because it faces north, you get privacy from the passing traffic on the lake. One of my favourite things about the island is how small it is. Youíre completely aware of your surroundings at all times, and you can walk from front to back in about 10 seconds. The downsides - overexposed, overused, no wood, and not many branches to properly hang food.

Overall accessibility: Easily accessible. Just remember to pull around to the north of the island for the proper landing.

Looking south down the lake from the back of the island.


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Submitted by Cody S. .. Visited: Sept. 2016 .. Submission: Feb. 2017