Lake Louisa Campsite #14


Topography of under-water approach: Shallow, sandy with a few small rocks. The water surrounding the campsite is shallow with some larger rocks and fallen trees which can make the approach a little tricky.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: There are a few smaller rocks in the landing area, but they did not really present any difficulty.

Topography to tent sites: The access to the campsite is easy with a short walk up from the water and only a gentle slope.

Looking out across the landing.


Campsite maintenance: Regular

Open ground area: Medium area.

This is one of two sites located on a small island. If you are looking for privacy, these are less desirable UNLESS you are with a larger group and are able to secure both #14 and #15, which would be a lot of fun.

The site has a rocky outcrop near the landing area which is ideal for watching the sunrise, or drying off your shoes after you inadvertently fall in the lake.

The thunderboxes are in an open area on the highest point of the island within clear view of each other and portions of site #15.  They are enclosed with walls on three sides to provide more privacy.  The group on #15 was not sure which thunderbox to use and my spouse found our thunderbox occupied one morning.  There was also a clear view of the thunderbox from where this group set up one of their tents.

Degree of levelness: The tentsites were relatively flat, but with a few roots.

Number of tent sites: There are two tentsites but one was under a dead tree, and the other under a tree with a large broken limb that was hanging by a thread.  As a result we set up our tent closer to the firepit than we wanted to. 

The firepit has two benches which are joined by a sheet of plywood that makes a convenient cooking area.

North exposure: Lake Louisa - Campsite #19 is visible from the rocky outcrop adjacent to the landing area.

South exposure: Lake Louisa - the south shore is visible from the rocky outcrop adjacent to the landing area.

Wide view of the firepit and tentsite areas.

The lapping of waves on this island was noisy at night.

General description: The campsite is a short distance away from a small island. The lapping of waves against it was very audible at night. I found it peaceful, but it kept my spouse up at night. The campsite was not that good for swimming. The area around the canoe landing is quite shallow with dead trees and large rocks in it. We were unable to find any great options for a tree to hang food from, so some creativity might be required.

Overall accessibility: "B".

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

Submission August 16, 2020 by Andrew M.   ... visited August 5 - 7, 2020