Erables Lake – Campsite #8
Similar to Campsite #9 on Erables Lake, this campsite sits atop a major slab of rock, with the campsite itself located behind the rock and down a bit, so it’s protected from the elements. However, the slab of rock in this campsite isn’t quite as overgrown and would at least make for a nice place to lay out and enjoy the morning sunshine since it faces east. The main campsite area has two flat benches surrounding the fire pit, with a patch of flat ground literally inches behind the bench that could be used for a tent if needed. A little further away are a couple more tent spot options. This site is nice if you need shelter on a windy day, but in stark contrast to Campsite #7 on the same small island, the fire pit area at this campsite offers no view of the water. I’m guessing most people wouldn’t want to camp here if the other site was already taken since they are so close by, and I’m also guessing that the other campsite would always be taken before this one, meaning this campsite is probably used very rarely. Also, the thunder box was extremely weird. The hole in the wooden box didn’t align properly with the hole in the ground; it was about 6 inches forward. This means if you poop, there’s a fair chance it won’t actually make it into the hole in the ground it would just sit at regular ground level. The thunder box looked really new with no sign of misuse yet, but I can only imagine the poop mishap is inevitable.
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