Lake Louisa Campsite #8


Topography of under-water approach: The greatest part of the rock shoreline has a pronounced slope continuing deep into the water. At the north end of the shoreline is a small section with a shallow bottom which could be used for 'wet-foot' disembarking and unloading.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: The sloped area could be both dangerous underfoot and allow gear to roll back down into the water.

Topography leading to tent sites: The sloping rock has to be travelled to get back-and-forth to the actual campsite.

Large erosion-exposed rock face across front of campsite ...

Slope of rock could make unloading tricky, particularly when wet ...

At the north end of the rock is this landing area with shallows and less slope ...


Regular or low-maintenance: Regular

Size of open ground area: 15' x 20' around the firepit, the majority of the sloped rock, and a couple of tentsites in the forest.

Extent of tree cover: 80%.

Degree of levelness: Not generally level overall.

Number of level tent sites: 2 large or 4 small.

North exposure: Trees.

East exposure: Forest.

South exposure: Trees.

West exposure: Lake.

The firepit area has been heavily used over the years ...

One of tentsites located behind in the forest ...

Another of the tentsites in the forest ...

General description: This campsite is centered around an exposed rock face that slopes down into the water. While it has a good view to the west, the firepit area is confined by its smallness, and the tentsites are located at a distance.

Overall accessibility: Difficult accessibility due to the pronounced slope to the rock and the spread-out unlevel locations of the firepit & tentsites.

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

Submitted by Barry Bridgeford .. Nov. 1st, 2013 .. visited August, 2011