Manitou Lake Campsite #43a

Campsite Location

This campsite didn't previously appear on maps of the lake. This report's author explored the area and located nearby campsites #43 and #44. This campsite was found a short distance west of campsite #43 and has been considered here as campsite #43a.


Topography of under-water approach: Sand.

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

Topography leading to tent sites: 2 meter rise up a sandy bank.

Overall accessibility: No issues, though no clear path from shore to campsite.

Landing can be made anywhere along the beach ...


Regular or low-maintenance: Regular

Size of open ground area: 10 x 5 meters.

Extent of tree cover: 40%.

Degree of levelness: Lumpy with flat tent pads.

Number of tent sites: 2+.

North exposure: Trees.

East exposure: Trees and view of the lake.

South exposure: View of the lake.

West exposure: Trees and view of the lake.

General description: The main attraction of this site is a long, sandy beach that extends far out into the lake, making this a perfect place for sunning or swimming. The small, lumpy site is similar to an upside down salad bowl, with a couple of flat tentpads. The 2 larger tentpads are located at either end of the site (east and west), while a smaller flat area is located at the back of the site. A very nice firepit that lets you look out over the lake or the beach. Fairly good protection from all but a south wind.

Overall accessibility: A slight climb to the site.

The firepit provides an open southern view of Manitou Lake ...

Looking east from the tentpad ...

Tentpad at the back of the site ...

Tentpad on western side of site ...

Algonquin engineering and the view west toward the portage to Fassett Creek ...

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

Submitted by: Chris Taylor .. Visited July, 2018 .. Submission November, 2018