Tanamakoon Lake – Campsite #2
This campsite checked off most of the boxes of things that I look for in a campsite. It has a nice canoe landing with a big rock at the front to sit and enjoy the sun and to swim from. The fire pit is nearby the front of the site, which I like, but it has shelter from the surrounding trees. The surrounding trees also make it really easy to pitch a tarp if there’s any rain or wind. The fire pit itself is nice but there’s really poor seating in front of it. There’s just one big log that’s rotting away and is relatively pointy; it could probably seat only one person comfortably. I also found a manmade properly constructed wooden bench (imagine a picnic table, without the table); it was tipped over at the front of the site but presumably that would be brought to the fire pit for proper seating. The campsite was heavily used with lots of garbage throughout so it’s clearly a popular campsite, and not necessarily in a good way. But outside of the main fire pit area I found two or three perfect tent spots that are big enough and flat enough to accommodate medium to large tents. The shoreline of the campsite almost makes it feel like an island since it’s on a peninsula and surrounded by marshy area. It gives it a very open and spacious feeling, and if you’re lucky there may be some wildlife roaming around. But the biggest downside of this campsite is that it’s on the north end of Tanamakoon Lake, closer to Highway 60. And I was actually able to hear the highway from this campsite. And that’s no bueno. It’s a pretty looking campsite aesthetically and if it were deeper in the park it would be great, but because of its location in the park it would be a no-go for me.
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