Lorne Lake – Site 2

Site Details

Closest Access Point:  Kawayamog Lake (Access #1)
Distance to Access Point: 15. 1 KM (1 Day)
Difficulty of Travel From Access Point: Easy/Medium
Maintenance Level: Regular
Date Visited: May 2022

Map Courtesy of Jeff's Maps

This is a good site. It’s big. Much bigger than it might look from the water. It’s a point site and has got plenty of room for tents, good swimming and nice views. Apart from a particularly grassy patch that the bugs also find pretty welcoming, there’s not much to dislike about this spot.

Terrain: This is a deep site. It goes back quite a way from the water, getting wider as you move away from the point. It’s nice and flat, with a mix of grass at the front and bare dirt at the back. Apart from a couple of rocks and roots, not much in the way of tripping hazards. 

Canoe Landing: So, despite the fact that I spent the better part of 24 hours on this site, I apparently didn’t take a picture of the canoe landing. The shoreline is composed of large rocks at the point, which is the best loading/unloading zone. The underwater terrain is sandy with no real obstacles.

Fire Pit: This is a big pit in the middle of the site. Because the site is so big, this means that the pit is pretty far away from the water and feels kind of enclosed. The only other comment I’d have is that the shape of the site seemed to do funny things to the wind, which meant the smoke was constantly changing directions even when the wind wasn’t.

Tent Sites: Lots of good space for tents here. There are a couple of pads that the Park has levelled out, plus a whole lot of other decent flat ground. You could put up five or six tents back in the woods and not feel crowded.

Swimmability: This was a great spot for a swim.  The bottom is soft and sandy and the water is very clear.  (And, hey, look! it’s kind of a picture of the canoe landing too!)

Thunderbox: The thunderbox is up a small hill from the back of the site. There was a tree down across the path, but it wasn’t a huge obstacle. Box is new-ish and in decent condition.

Accessories: The log benches are still useable, but have seen better days. There’s also a decent sized rock nearby that works as a good gear table.

Views: This is a pretty enclosed site. There’s tree coverage around most of the shoreline, meaning that from much of the site you don’t get much of a view of the water. From down at the canoe landing, you’ve got a nice view of most of the lake.

Notes: I liked this site a lot. My biggest complaint would be the enclosed feeling that the dense shoreline coverage gives. Apart from that, this one ticks pretty much all the boxes.

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