Queer Lake Campsite #1


Topography of under-water approach: Shallow organic bottom with a few small flat rocks.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Easy step-out to root-and-dirt embankment.

Topography to tent sites: Gentle rise of approximately 5 feet, to actual campsite.

Shallow approach, root-and-dirt step-out and slight rise to campsite ...

Level root-and-dirt step-out and unloading area ...

Easy rise to firepit and tentsite area ...


Regular or low-maintenance: Regular.

Size of open ground area: 15 x 30 feet.

Extent of tree cover: 50% mix of canopy and large pines over campsite.

Degree of levelness: Small level area.

Number of level tent sites: 2 small tentsites.

Firepit with two small tentsites close behind ...

Looking west across north bay of lake ...

North exposure: Shoreline forest.

East exposure: Channel swings around behind campsite and is screened by a few trees.

South exposure: Dense patch of forest blocks view of channel.

West exposure: A few trees partially screen the view of the lake's north bay.

Looking west from the firepit area, back toward the landing ...

SW from the landing, starts this channel which curves behind the campsite and heads to Little Trout Creek ...

General description: Small cramped and unattractive campsite, without any appreciable view. Definitely not a 'destination'. A beaver dam (since removed) at the outlet to Little Trout Creek brought up the lake level for a number of years, producing a 'grey' band of dead trees around the lake, which surrounds this campsite's point.

Overall accessibility: Easy landing and campsite access.

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

Submitted by Barry Bridgeford .. December, 2011 .. Visited July, 2010