Lake Louisa Campsite #1 (May 2008)


Topography of under-water approach: Very gradual sloping smooth-faced shieldock

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: During high water, shallow rock provides good footing if beaching on area identified in photo.

Topography to tent sites: Duff/rock, some root. Flat site for the most part.

Campsite landing area, northern shoreline. Vista is looking due west ...

Vista looking south. Note the high water levels of May ...

Firepit area, nice balanced benches ...


Campsite maintenance: regular.

Number of level tent sites: Two 4 man tents (approx.).

North exposure: Protected from the north winds, backs on to coniferous forest.

East exposure: Somewhat protected from eastern winds. Tent and firepit location recessed in amongst the shoreline's forest. Would be rough in the event of strong easterly winds along the exposed rocks.

South exposure: Full southern view, lake narrows so wind should not be an issue . Nice lounging sunny rocks along shore at campsite - good swimming in summer.

West exposure: Good western exposure, lots of afternoon sun. Would be rough in the event of strong westerly winds along the exposed rocks. But tenting and firepit area nicely protected.

General description: This campsite was comfy enough, no complaints that I remember. Nice sitting and food preparation/organizing bench. No pre-made table. Firepit well built and provided excellent wind protection with a few modifications. Decent swimming in the summer here as well on account of the slopping rock. Directly across was another campsite with a big nicely tapered smooth shieldrock protruding into the lake. Makes for a great fishing, swimming and sun-bathing location, depending on season. Great view up and down the lake from that point.

Overall accessibility: Good mid-lake campsite.

Tenting area, shot is taken looking north-north west ...

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

Submitted by Stephen Molson .. Visited: May 2008 (est.) .. Submission: Jan. 25, 2009