Sproule Lake – Site 2

Closest Access Point:  Sunday Creek  (Access Point #10)
Distance To Access Point:  2.7 KM (1 hour)
Difficulty of Travel From Access Point: Medium
Maintenance Level: Regular
Date of Visit: June, 2021

This is a cool site. It’s built on the top of a big, sloping, partially exposed rock face. This is both good, in that it’s got a great view and is a cool feature, and bad in that the rock face ends very abruptly at the back end of the site in a pretty steep drop. I wouldn’t want to bring small children or suicidal dogs to this site.

Terrain: The front of the site is dominated by the slope of partially exposed rock. The rock face runs from the shoreline to the top of the site. Behind and to the side of the rock portion the site continues in a mix of dirt, pine needles, rocks and roots. There is space here for tents, but a lot of the ground looks pretty bumpy.

Canoe Landing: You can pull up at the base of the rock face. There’s a small area where you can pull the canoe alongside a low lying flat spot for fairly easy loading/unloading. It would be difficult to pull the boat up bow first as the ground slopes upward fairly quickly. The underwater approach is pretty clear of unexpected hull scraping rocks, but I did manage to get hung up on a nearby downed log.

Fire Pit: Best feature of the site in my opinion. It’s built at the top of the rock hill and has a great view west on Sproule. The pit would be fairly exposed to an oncoming wind, but someone has thought of that and put a wide, rectangular wall in the form of a single slab or rock across the windward side of the pit. It kind of looks like the front of a bulldozer.

Swimability: I didn’t swim here, but I definitely considered it. I love swimming off rocky sites and the swimming options looked pretty good. At the very least you’ll get some great sun to dry off after you’re done.

Tent Sites: As I noted above, there’s room for a few tents and the ground at the top of the hill is fairly flat. There is, however, a fair amount of root and rock sticking up, so smaller footprint tents might be better here.

Thunderbox: The thunderbox is in good shape and is a bit of a walk back from the site. So, pretty much all you need.

Accessories: There’s a stand up grill, but that’s about it.

Views: Nice view west and north on Sproule. Semi-obstructed views back through the woods and towards Sproule’s east end.

Notes: I liked this site. I might avoid it with kids, but apart from that it’s a decent place to stop for the night.

Related Trip Report: Day Trippin’: Tonakela and Sunday Lake
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