Joe Lake Western Narrows – Campsite #10
This campsite wasn’t my cup of tea. It’s in the narrow section of a very popular canoe route, so there will be groups passing by all throughout the day in the busy summer season. The campsite itself is very similar to Campsite #9; it’s a rather small, exposed site with no good places to hang a tarp near the fire pit. The fire pit is right at the shoreline edge by the water, which I usually like, but given what I mentioned before about the campsite being on a very popular canoe route, it just contributes to the ‘lack of privacy’ aspect. There are three notable tent spots; the first two are right behind the fire pit and are quite exposed to the elements, and the third is just a couple metres further back and offers more shelter. The canoe landing isn’t great and the shoreline isn’t ideal for lounging, but I was visiting during high water levels so things might be different when water levels are lower. I personally wouldn’t want to camp at this site but I could see how it might appeal to a group that just wants to get into the backcountry for the sake of getting into the backcountry. It’s somewhere that’s easy to pull over and set up camp. But it’s not the ideal campsite for me.
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