Pinetree Lake Campsite #3


Topography of under-water approach: Steep sloping shield rock all along the site's front. The best approach is around the north point. Even it has deep-water.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: North point access still has 4' upward slope of rock and roots before a level area.

Topography to tent sites: A moderately sloped ascending path (80'+) takes one up to the tentsite area.

Landing is the gap between the shoreline rocks, Path ascends to left of tree with faded sign ...

Trail leading up to tentsite. Firepit (behind orange lifejacket) is at top of rock-face overlooking lake ...


Campsite maintenance: regular

Size of level area: relatively small .. enough for two smaller tents.

Extent of tree cover: Pines all over. However, afternoon sun floods in due to open rock-face.

Degree of levelness: somewhat irregular.

Number of level tent sites: Maximum of two 2-person tents (close together).

Firepit at top of rock-face overlooks the entire south bay of the lake ...

North exposure: Pines offer minimal shelter due to openess below branches.

East exposure: Good protection from easterly winds. Tenting area protected by forest behind.

South exposure: Open to sun from mid-day onward.

West exposure: Open western exposure, lots of afternoon sun, decent sunning rocks below firepit.

Looking due south, below the firepit, the rock slopes at almost 45 degrees out of the water ...

General description: A small and compact tentsite with a super fairweather view. Only softwood (pine) firewood in the area. Openess to south, west and northwest makes this site breezy and helps keep bugs away. However, this same openess could make it unpleasant in high winds or stormy weather.

Overall accessibility: Needs nimble footing to come ashore and strong legs to walk up and down between lake and tentsite.

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

Submitted by Barry Bridgeford .. Visited 2005 .. Submission Feb. 1, 2009