Longer Lake Campsite #1

Landing

Topography of under-water approach: Gently shallowing water small peninsula allows access from either side, easiest from southeast.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Few, if any, during spring water levels. Summer levels could reveal some rock obstructions.

Topography leading to tent sites: Slight incline up from landing, perhaps 10-12 elevation from landing to firepit/tent site.

Campsite

Regular or low-maintenance: regular

Size of open area: 20 X 45

Extent of tree cover: 40%

Degree of levelness: gentle slope from water up past firepit to large trees, then gentle slope back down to thunderbox

Number of tent sites: one, possibly two for 3-man tents.

North exposure: Protected on northern side by conifer/deciduous forest

East exposure: Protected from east by conifer/deciduous forest

South exposure: Potential exposure from southerly winds due to thin row of pines protecting that side of the peninsula

West exposure: Exposed to strong western/southwestern winds but narrowness of lake here limits the extent of groundwinds from that direction

General description: An merely average campsite suitable for a small party. Landing was adequate (sorry no photo) but firepit was in just average shape, no grill visible with one log bench at a bit of an angle. Approximately 1.5 kilometers southeast to nearest campsites on Longer Lake and approximately 3 kilometers (with two portages) north to nearest campsites on Redpine Bay (Burntroot). We merely paused on this site to ride out a string of thunderstorms for an hour so my experience is limited.

Overall accessibility: excellent.

Photo: view of firepit southeast from tent site


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


Submitted by Joe Zaleski, January 2011 .. visited May 2010.