Sproule Lake – Site 5

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 site is perched on top of a large rock, and comprises a mostly flat area about 8 feet above the water line. It’s got nice views north and west on Sproule and a decent amount of space. Definitely worth checking out if you’re going to be staying on Sproule.

Terrain: As I mentioned above, the site proper is pretty flat. It’s a mix of exposed rock, dirt and a few roots sticking out here and there. Footing is good, and the tripping hazards are at a minimum. The site is on top of a small rise, but the slope up from the canoe landing is gentle enough. There isn’t much tree or plant life across the lake side, so the site feels pretty open.

Canoe Landing: There’s a small canoe landing on the north side of the site. The underwater approach is free of obstacles and the place where the shoreline meets the water is a nice, gradual slope so it’s easy to get the canoe up and stabilized for loading/unloading.

Fire Pit: The fire pit is smack in the middle of the site. It’s a basic circle of rocks, no Flintstones stoves here, but it does the job. Depending on the direction of the wind, you may end up having to build up the lake side wall a bit more, but that exposure to the wind means the view across the pit and out to the lake can’t be beat.

Swimability: I did not swim here but it looked very swimmable. The bottom of the lake drops away in front of the site. I bet you could probably jump from the rock face that dominates the shoreline. Test it first, of course, for all I know it just looks deep and is actually shallower than Reese Witherspoon at the beginning of Clueless.

Tent Sites: Decent amount of flat ground. You could get a few tents up here and probably still have room to move around. That being said, there isn’t a lot of ancillary space. What you see in the main site area is what you get. This means you’ll probably be setting up close to your trip partners. Not a bad thing, but if one of your group snores get ready to hear it.

Thunderbox: Down a path out the back of the site. It’s pretty easy to find and in good shape.


Accessories: Someone has built a “NOT A BENCH”. I know it’s a “NOT A BENCH” because they wrote that it’s “NOT A BENCH” on it. It’s a counter. A very well constructed counter. One that looks an awful lot like a bench. There’s also a much less sturdy looking counter lashed between a few trees, but for all I know it’s already given up and has decided to try a new career as a jumble of logs on the ground.

Views: Great view across Sproule. Not much tree cover across the front of the site means awesome views of the lake.

Notes: It’s a decent site. That’s about it.

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