Shirley Lake Campsite #1      


Topography of under-water approach: Long sand and fine gravel beach.

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

Topography to tent sites: 5 foot high, moderate grade, rise up from beach.

The shoreline beach is immediately below the rise to the campsite (2010)...

Looking down from the campsite to the landing and across the lake (2010) ...


Campsite maintenance: regular

Size of open area: Tentsites and firepit are under large pine trees. Area of short new growth immediately inland of the campsite adds to an 'open' feel.

Extent of tree cover: Trunks of the overhead pines provide plenty of support for stringing up tarps.

Degree of levelness: Firepit and tentsites are all level with one another.

Number of level tent sites: Could conceivably take seven or eight smaller tents.

North exposure: Short new conifers amidst some tall deciduous growth provides sense of 'openess', but dense forest beyond that blocks the worst wind.

East exposure: Blocked from east wind by dense young forest.

South exposure: Thin row of small pines blocks some of the view and wind.

West exposure: Blocked from west wind by some young forest.

Firepit, with tentsites spread out to the east (2010) ...

Looking toward the lake, with tents to the left and firepit area to the right (2006) ...

Campsite panorama from north, through the east, and to the south (2006) ...

General description: While this campsite has a sense of 'openess' to it due to the tall overhead pines, they do provide plenty of protective tarp-tying opportunites. The campsite's large flat area is good for children to play games, as is the long beach area. However, there's no sunning or sunset-viewing rocks here.

Overall accessibility: This campsite is quite accessible.

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

Submission May, 2013 by Barry Bridgeford .. visited 2006 and 2010