Queer Lake Campsite #12


Topography of under-water approach: Shallow mucky organic bottom area on south side of point.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Step-out into shallow muck. Easy to slide canoe up onto sloped dirt-and-root landing.

Topography to tentsites: Moderate slope around 30 degrees to level of two tentsites, around 20 feet above lake. Firepit and third tentsite are up another 5 feet or so closer to the end of the point.

Two "canoe slips" in the mucky shallows ...

Sloped pull-up area and trail up to tentsite ...

Looking down to landing from the level of the tentsite area ...

Another slight rise to the firepit area ...


Regular or low-maintenance: Regular.

Size of open ground area: 25 x 50 feet.

Extent of tree cover: rear tentsite area is covered .. front firepit area is not covered.

Degree of levelness: Two level areas.

Number of level tent sites: 1 small tentsite immediately behind firepit. second and third small tentsites closer to thunderbox.

Virginia Small emailed-in Aug. 16th, 2015: "I would like to add that the third tent site closest to the thunderbox is the wettest of the tent sites. After a 6+ hour rainstorm the ground was soggy in that spot but surrounding areas drained quickly."

Firepit with small unprotected tentsite close behind ...

Two small tentsites and exposed thunderbox behind ...

North exposure: Small trees screen the view of the lake to the north.

East exposure: The other shore across the narrows is close by.

South exposure: Rock point is open to south end of lake. Firepit has light screen of trees. Tentsites have distant view of lake through open understory of forest.

West exposure: Forest.

Looking east from the firepit area, over narrows to far shore ...

Looking south from near to the firepit ...

General description: Centrally located in the lake, with decent view to the south. However, it has only partial sunset exposure and is very open to the wind from 3 of 4 directions. The thunderbox is close to tentsites and is quite visible, even from the lake to the south.

Overall accessibility: While the actual landing is mucky, overall accessibility is OK.

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