Closest Access Point: Kiosk (Access # 29)
Distance to Access Point: 18 KM (4 – 4.5 hours single carrying)
Difficulty of Travel From Access Point: Medium (a few portages, some creek paddling)
Maintenance Level: Regular
Date Visited: May 2023
This is a great island site in Erables’ south end. It checks pretty much all of the boxes as far as I’m concerned. Great views, great swimming, good tent pads and a nice fire pit. The only mild downside (with less than mild results) is that the wind blows right through it.
Tent Sites: Room for at least a couple of medium sized tents on this site. We chose a more protected spot towards the back of the site. On the plus side, it’s not quite as exposed to the wind back there. On the negative side, it is much more exposed to the nearby thunderbox. Ground everywhere is relatively flat and free of bumps.
Notes: I was a big fan of this site. Pretty much the only drawback was that it was relatively exposed. We were there on a cold night, and we ended up retreating to our tent pretty early because there wasn’t really anywhere to hide from the wind. Other than that? Great site. (Oh, and I suppose on other thing to think about: Site 8 is a near neighbour. If there are two groups on the island, expect to hear each other).
Related Trip Report: Birchcliffe, The Nip and Some Hills