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
This site is on Lorne’s west shore. It’s fine, in that you could stay here for a night and not want to give up on camping forever afterwards, but it’s not the best option on the lake.
Terrain: This is a smaller site. It’s about four feet above the water, but very flat once you’re up. It’s a shoreline site, as opposed to a point. I find that usually means it’s going to be a smaller site and it’s going to feel like it’s dug out of the forest. Which is true in both cases here.
Canoe Landing: The part of the shore best suited for landing the canoe happens to be about the same size as a canoe. It’s not the best takeout I’ve come across. There’s a decent sized step up from the water to the site, with quite a few rocks both along the shoreline and underwater.
Fire Pit: It’s a small-ish pit, nicely situated with a good view out to the water.
Tent Sites: There’s room for a couple of tents here. Someone with the Park has taken the time to really flatten out of a couple spots.
Swimmability: The bottom here is sand, but it’s mixed in with some rocks and muck. On the plus side, Lorne’s water is very clear.
Accessories: What you see is what you get. There’s a nice bench setup and not much else.
Views: This is a small, shallow site. There’s some tree cover along the shore, but also a nice wide window near the fire pit that gives a great view out to Manitou.
Notes: This site is serviceable, but not exceptional. I would probably pick sites 1-3 before settling here (and I didn’t get a look at site 5, so that might be better too). That said, it’s not a bad site.
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