Shad Lake – Site 2

Site Details

Closest Access Point:  Kawayamog Lake (Access #1)
Distance to Access Point: 24 KM (1.5 – 2 Days)
Difficulty of Travel From Access Point: Easy/Medium
Maintenance Level: Regular
Date Visited: May 2022

Map Courtesy of Jeff's Maps

This site is on Shad’s south shore. It’s at the tip of a small point and would probably be decent later in the season. In mid May, however, it was the single buggiest place I found all trip. 

Terrain: This site sits at the end of a small point. There’s a slight rise up from the water, but the majority of the site is nice and flat. It’s very green. There was grass and moss everywhere, along with some scrubby evergreens.

Canoe Landing: There’s a shelf of rock that slopes around the eastern side of the site. This is where we pulled up. There wasn’t a ready made entry/exit slip, but it was easy enough to get in and out with the boat parallel to the shore. The underwater approach was mostly obstacle free.

Fire Pit: The fire pit is just up from the canoe landing. It’s a well enough built pit and it’s got a nice view out to the water. That said, the fire pit area isn’t particularly exciting.

Tent Sites: One thing this site had going for it was what seemed like a couple of really nice tent spots. The ground is mostly flat, and there’s a spot close to the front of the point that would be great to set up if you wanted a view of the water.

Swimmability: The entry to the water is probably best from the rock shelf I mentioned that wraps around the eastern side of the point. The underwater terrain is fairly rocky, so you probably want to watch your step as you wade out.

Thunderbox: The thunderbox is down a short path out the back of the site and was, when we were there, by far the least buggy part of the entire site. It was in pretty good shape. Which is good, because you may be spending a lot of time hiding out here if you stay on this site.

Accessories: Nothing, really. This is a very basic site. Unless we’re talking about bugs as accessories, in which case this is the most bling’d out site in the Park.

Views: This site has a couple of nice views north and northwest across Fassett. There are a few trees along the shoreline, but not enough to make the site feel enclosed. There are also wide patches with no trees at all. I would imagine this gets a decent breeze when the wind is coming from the north.

Notes: It’s hard to properly rate this site because the bugs were so awful. It’s probably a 3/5 in September, but in early May it’s just a black hole.

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