Shirley Lake Campsite #7


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.

The beach landing is gravel and close up to the shoreline bushes ...

A narrow trail between bushes and trees takes one up a short rise to the campsite ...


Campsite maintenance: regular

Size of open area: approximately 20' x 20' under the trees.

Extent of tree cover: 80%.

Degree of levelness: All on one level.

Number of level tent sites: 2.

North exposure: Trees.

East exposure: Forest.

South exposure: Forest.

West exposure: Line of trees blocks the lake view.

With grass starting to grow in the firepit, this campsite doesn't get much use ...

The campsite is quite small and confined amidst the trees ...

General description: This campsite is very small, confined and dismal. However, it does have the convenience that one can walk from it to the portage to Ryan Lake. Definitely only a 'stop-over' as opposed to a 'destination'.

Overall accessibility: Despite its limitations, this campsite is quite accessible.

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