Rain Lake Campsite #5


Topography of under-water approach: Gravel with two large rocks to maneuver around, 1 foot deep in September water levels.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: Very steep bank to climb up, with a cut off tree stump veering into unloading area. This makes landing the canoe a challenge, as it can only go into the area bow or stern first.

Topography leading to tent sites: Some natural root steps have been formed from wear and tear on the bank. Once one is at the top, the ground is level.

Limited access at the landing area ...

Moderate slope up from the landing ...


Regular or low-maintenance: Regular.

Size of open ground area: Very large rectangular area, all open, trees only on the outside of usable area.

Extent of tree cover: Tree canopy covers 95% of area, with a few small spots where the sun shines through.

Degree of levelness: Tent area and fire pit are all level, Northeast corner of the site slants down towards the water, and is unusable for tents.

Number of tent sites: Easily many 3 person tents. Plenty of room.

North exposure: Trees with view of narrow section of the lake through the branches.

East exposure: Trees.

South exposure: Trees.

West exposure: Trees with view of narrow section of the lake through the branches.

Looking southwest across the campsite and down the lake ...

View inland across the firepit area ...

View northward into the forest ...

Looking northeast along the shoreline and up the lake ...

General description: Very large open usable area, with views up and down the lake. Sun exposure is minimal, as the tree canopy covers most of the area.  Walkway to thunderbox is very wide and short (with duct-tape on seat). The forest surrounding site is dense with small sapling and pine trees. Only short-comings are the landing and limited view.

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

Submission October, 2014 by Toby Clipperton .. visited September, 2014