North River Lake Campsite #6       Lat.-Long.: N46 05 22.8 W78 24 20.2


Topography of under-water approach: South-east facing landing, top of large boulders 4' below surface .. over 6-10' deep flat in spring water conditions.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Water is 4' deep right at shore, during the 09 Spring conditions. Narrow landing is tree, shrub and rock-lined.

Topography to tent sites: A slight rise just at the shoreline of 1 meter otherwise all flat.

Looking east from campsite. A landing area is located just below the 2nd trunk ...

Selected tenting/tarping area ...

Firepit area ...

North River Lake's north shore seen from campsite ...

View behind (north-east) of campsite - a small channel between these reeds makes it navigable for canoes/kayaks @ high spring water levels ...


Campsite maintenance: regular

Size of open area: 100' x 100'.

Extent of tree cover: 85% canopied over tent/kitchen area.

Degree of levelness: Flat and bowl-shaped around firepit and tenting area, which is nestled in a little depression from a ridge that forms the south and east shoreline.

Number of level tent sites: At least 3 flat sites adequate for3-4 man sized tents.

North exposure: Landing along east side of island and campsite area are protected from the north winds due to proximity to lake's northern shoreline and forested portion of the island behind campsite.

East exposure: Campsite itself is adequately protected from the east winds due to shoreline ridge and forest cover, however main canoe landing is fully exposed to any easterlies.

South exposure: Campsite itself is adequately protected from the south winds due to shoreline ridge and forest cover south of campsite. South-eastern canoe landing is fully exposed to any southerlies

West exposure: Campsite and east-facing canoe landing is protected from the west winds due to proximity to lake's western shoreline plus island's forest cover west of campsite.

General description: Good campsite, surrounded on the east and south sides by a shoreline ridge and forest cover along shoreline. Nice and flat tenting and firepit area is well protected. No log seating around firepit. A number of grills were present. Thick tree canopy of mostly evergreens overhead provide for dappled sunlight during most parts of the day. Great sunrise views. Thunder box located west of campsite. No issues with firewood. Deep water and narrow landing on the exposed south-east side can be rough in strong east/or south winds.

Overall accessibility: Good - however the landing is small and over 4' deep water in Spring @ shoreline.

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

Submitted by Stephen Molson, December 2009 .. visited May 2009.