Maple Lake – Campsite #7
This is what I would call a good backup site on Maple Lake. It wouldn’t be my first choice on the lake, but it’s still a pretty good site to camp for the evening. Like the other island campsites on Maple Lake, the canoe landing is a chunk of rock surrounded by a maze of small boulders. Depending on water levels, the accessibility and bottom-boat-scraping-ability will likely vary significantly. But the rocks offer a great place to swim and enjoy the afternoon sun. The campsite faces west so it doesn’t get morning sun, but instead it gets the sunset. Inside of the campsite is a mediocre fire pit with some mediocre seating. At least there’s a very large and flat kitchen table between two trees. The island itself is very spacious, easy to walk through, and always allows you to be aware of your surroundings. I noticed a few good tent spots and I’m sure there are more nestled among the island that I probably missed. Even though it’s an island, it’s tucked away by the shoreline so it offers pretty good protection from the winds. My main complaint is that there’s a shoreline directly in front of the campsite… great for privacy purposes, not great for getting to admire the gorgeous views across the beautiful Maple Lake.
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