Little Island Lake – Campsite #1
If you’re with a group of people that don’t care about having the most glamorous exposed scenic campsite, then this might be a good option for you. This is the only non-island campsite on Little Island Lake. There fire pit is in the middle of the campsite and for some reason it reminds me of the type of fire pit that you’d see in a cartoon book with a family sitting around the fire roasting marshmallows. It just has that cliche feel to it. There are circular logs for seating around the fire pit, along with one really ugly manmade seat lashed together from branches. But hopefully someone decides to use that for firewood sometime soon. On either side of the fire pit, about 20ft away in each direction, are tent pads. Each tent pad is large and flat, and since they are on opposite sides of the fire pit it offers a sense of privacy if, for example, you’re two families or two couples camping together. The front of the campsite faces the main large island on the lake, but the campsite doesn’t have a large rocky shoreline so it’s not the best site for swimming or enjoying good weather. The canoe landing was really poor and I had to tie my canoe to nearby roots, but the water levels were really high when I visited so maybe in normal summer months the landing would be more accessible.
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