Pen Lake Campsite #17


Topography of under-water approach: Shallow sandy approach.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: None.

Topography to tent sites: 10 foot moderate incline to tentsites.

Shallow sandy beach in front of campsite ...

A slight incline leads to the campsite ...


Campsite maintenance: Regular.

Size of open area: 10 x 20 feet.

Extent of tree cover: 80%.

Degree of levelness: Slight slope toward lake.

Number of level tent sites: two.

North exposure: Trees.

East exposure: Trees and lake to the southeast.

South exposure: Trees.

West exposure: Forest.

Looking down the slope from the campsite to the landing, and across the lake ...

The firepit is right at the top of the incline from the landing ...

This tentsite is close to the firepit ...

This smaller tentsite is back in the trees ...

Looking northeast up the lake from beside the landing ...

General description: The only view from the firepit area is a narrow one, to the southeast between the trees. No breeze gets into the tentsite area. The shoreline south of the landing is a grassy marsh area with moose footprints at the time of visit.

Overall accessibility: Easy.

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

Submitted by Barry Bridgeford .. Visited Sept. 2017 .. Submission Oct. 2017