Shirley Lake Campsite #2      


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: A slight sandy rise and step up to the eroded edge of the campsite.

A sand and gravel beach runs along the entire waterfront...

A slight sand slope ends in a step up a small eroded embankment, to the campsite ...


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 the stringing up of 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 provide sense of 'openess', but dense forest beyond that blocks the worst wind.

East exposure: Blocked from east wind by conifer forest.

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

West exposure: Blocked by young forest.

A row of bushes along the embankment provides privacy from the lake ...

The firepit is on the same large open flat space as the tentsites ...

General description: While this campsite has a sense of 'openess' to it, due to the height fo the 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, while there's a good view of the lake, there are 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