Little Trout Lake Campsite #9


The landing is smooth rocks, with a moderate climb up to the campsite ...

Topography of under-water approach: A small area of smooth rock bottom allows one to step out on to other rocks.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Slabs of rock provides place to step out onto and to unload canoe to. However, unloading more than one canoe at a time might be a problem./p>

Topography to tent sites: The campsite is approx. 6 feet up from the lake. The grade is moderate and on smooth rock surfaces.

Areas with views are out on a point, at a distance from the campsite, along trails through the trees ...


Regular or low-maintenance: Regular

Size of open area: 15 x 20 feet.

Extent of tree cover: 80%

Degree of levelness: The campsite area around the firepit is level.

Looking west across the firepit to the tentsite areas.

Firepit and the tentsite area to the west ...

Overbuilt benches around the firepit ...

Looking east from the tentsite area, back toward the firepit...

Vandalism of living trees was extensive on this site ..

North exposure: Shoreline trees block the view and wind.

East exposure: The point of the island is treed and blocks the view and east wind.

South exposure: A row of trees interrupts the view and blocks some of the southwind.

West exposure: The bulk of the island and its trees block any view and west wind.

The large rock lookout has a clear view to the north .. great for star-gazing ...

This much smaller lookout has a view east down the lake ...

General description: The trees surrounding the firepit and tentsite areas blockout the view of the lake and produce a very confined atmosphere. Two attractive viewing areas are located quite a distance away by trails that wind through the point's trees. The viewing areas are elevated well above the water and don't provide a safe swimming opportunity. Perhaps the confined nature of the campsite played a part in there being a lot of destruction done to trees.

Overall accessibility: Generally accessible from the water.

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

Submitted by Barry Bridgeford .. January 11, 2014 .. visited August, 2013