Welcome Lake Campsite #4

Campsite Location

Landing

Topography of under-water approach: Shallow sandy/muddy waters, leading to a rocky landing.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Thereís a space in the rocks that you can pull into, but unloading is somewhat difficult. You can also pull onto the small sandy area that will be on your left side, but it will be a bit difficult to maneuver your gear around the trees. NOTE: water level was very low, and I assume during normal water levels youíll be able to pull up further in the space between the rocks, and use the rocks on either side of you to assist in unloading.

Topography leading to tent sites: Negligible, one step over the rocks at the landing and that is all.

Landing, north side of campsite.

Campsite

Regular or low-maintenance: Regular

Size of open ground area: Medium sized. Narrow, but long .. campsite is in the tight-end of the peninsula and is approximately 25ft across.

Extent of tree cover: Tree coverage across the whole campsite, although trees are scattered and not very dense. Behind the campsite, inland from the peninsula, the tree coverage becomes more dense.

Degree of levelness: Flat throughout.

Number of tent sites: Minimum 2 medium-large spots. One a couple feet behind the fire pit, the other just slightly further from the fire pit in the other direction (towards the neighbouring site).

North exposure: The campsite is generally sheltered by trees, but due to its place on the narrow peninsula, it can be at risk from northern winds.

East exposure: The wider area of the peninsula east of the site will help protect from eastern winds.

South exposure: The campsite is generally sheltered by trees, but due to its place on the narrow peninsula, it can be at risk from southern winds

West exposure: The forest behind the campsite, inland from the peninsula, protects from western winds.

General description: An average campsite with no exciting features. No rocky shoreline to sit out on, not ideal for swimming, and not a very open/inviting feel. But it has a good fire pit, good supply of wood, and good tent spots. Itís very different from most of the other sites on Welcome, that have large beach fronts and more open area. The neighbouring campsite east of this one is similar, but I would say just slightly worse (they were both available and we chose this site).

Overall accessibility: It will take some travelling to get to Welcome Lake, but the site itself is easily accessible once youíre there..

Looking northeast, out of campsite.

Full campsite, facing south.

Large tent spot far east of the fire pit (8-man tent in picture).

Immediately southeast of the fire pit area.

Tent spot a couple feet west of the fire pit.


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Submitted by: Cody S.     Visited: Aug. 2015     Submission: March 2017