Shirley Lake Campsite #6


Topography of under-water approach: Sand and gravel beach.

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

Topography to tent sites: Substantial sand and gravel rise.

Looking north up the lake and up the trail to the campsite ...

Between the bushes and up the shoreline embankment ...


Campsite maintenance: regular

Size of open area: Very large open flat meadow area to the south of the forest, and a smaller area around the firepit.

Extent of tree cover: 25%.

Degree of levelness: All on one flat level.

Number of level tent sites: Room for plenty of tents.

North exposure: Forest.

East exposure: Forest.

South exposure: Open meadow.

West exposure: Except for a line of trees, open to the lake.

This open meadow area is at the top of the embankment and is often used as a fair-weather tentsite area ...

Tucked behind the trees to the north is the firepit area ...

The area behind the firepit has been reforested in rows ...

General description: This campsite is unfortunately accessible to 'off-season' vehicles from a nearby logging road. Tire tracks and the odd bit of 'furniture' show up here. However, during the summer, it does offer a plenty of room for large groups, along with a meadow-trail-connection to the portage to Ryan Lake.

Overall accessibility: This campsite is quite accessible, perhaps to a fault.

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

Submission Nov., 2013 by Barry Bridgeford .. visited August 2010