Pen Lake Campsite #4


Topography of under-water approach: Shallow sand beach with scattered rocks.

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

Topography to tent sites: Gentle 10 foot grade up to campsite.

Sandy beach landing amidst some large rocks, with view of the north bay ...

Looking down from the campsite to the landing ...


Campsite maintenance: Regular.

Size of open area: Entire north end of island is open under canopy of mature trees. Trunks of these trees grow spaced about.

Extent of tree cover: 100%.

Degree of levelness: Large areas are level.

Number of level tent sites: Many.

North exposure: Shoreline trees and shrubs.

East exposure: Shoreline trees and shrubs.

South exposure: Mature tree trunks and canopy.

West exposure: Shoreline trees and shrubs.

Firepit with the gap in the trees beyond, leading down to the landing ...

Looking over the tentsite area, past the firepit toward the shoreline trees ...

Someone has equipped the outhouse with a secure modern seat and lid ...

The campsite's 'island' is connected to the mainland (where firewood can be gathered) by this north-facing beach (photo 2012) ...

General description: The campsite is encircled by deciduous shoreline shrubs and trees. It's canopy of tree-tops extends to the south end of the 'island' where another campsite is located, from which privacy is provided by the distance between them. However, these campsites are served by a pair of 'outhouses' which are located somewhat close together.

Overall accessibility: OK.

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