Booth Lake – Campsite #9
Campsite #9 on Booth Lake is situated on a gravely shoreline overlooking the northern half of Booth. The approach to the site is relatively straightforward, but be careful not to stub your toes on the small rocks while unloading your canoe. Entering the site interior requires you to walk up a sketchy set of stairs made of rocks and wood, and I’d guess the site sits around 10 feet higher than the shore. Because of the openness of the site it can get windy, but previous campers clearly thought of this as the fire pit is built up decently high, and the cooking area features a plywood wind-screen. The fire pit is built up nicely but lacks seating other than a single log. The cooking area will be seen as a plus for many, but when I visited the site at the end of August 2021, it was pretty gross from previous campers. The floor of the site is a mix of pine needles and dirt, and is very flat. It’s a decent sized site, and I’d guess you could comfortably fit 4-5 large tents here. Squirrels were a little bit of a nuisance and were not afraid to walk on my feet to try and steal some of my food or run under my tent. In terms of privacy, this campsite is connected to Campsite #10 by a trail, and because of the two sites closeness to each other, it was easy to hear and see the campers staying there. Overall I’d rate the site as being “ok”. There are better sites south of this one on Booth’s eastern shore that are a lot nicer. You do get a sunset view here, and I will say that the elevated view over Booth Lake is beautiful.
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