2013 - Killbear

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Satellite View The satellite view of the area around Killbear Provincial Park is fascinating. One thing for sure - the road coming in is a long and lonely one.
1   The satellite view of the area around Killbear Provincial Park is fascinating. One thing for sure - the road coming in is a long and lonely one.
March 16, 2013 When we finally decided on the time and place of this camping trip, Killbear was almost full for the summer. There are many campgrounds to choose from on the...
2   When we finally decided on the time and place of this camping trip, Killbear was almost full for the summer. There are many campgrounds to choose from on the park map. After reading some reviews (Trip Advisor & My Campsite Review) we settled on Lighthouse Point. One point in its favour is its good situation for viewing both sunrises and sunsets.
Lightouse Point Of the few sites that were available in our time frame, site 1135 seemed best to us. It had some view of the bay through the trees and down the slope.
3   Of the few sites that were available in our time frame, site 1135 seemed best to us. It had some view of the bay through the trees and down the slope.
Site 1135 The single picture of this site shows dappled sunlight, two long picnic tables and plenty of room.
4   The single picture of this site shows dappled sunlight, two long picnic tables and plenty of room.
Campsite Pictures Some very industrious and thorough camper has gone to the trouble of taking pictures of all campsites in many campgrounds and making them available on his...
5   Some very industrious and thorough camper has gone to the trouble of taking pictures of all campsites in many campgrounds and making them available on his website Campsite Pictures.
Campsite Pictures: 1135 The six Campsite Pictures of site 1135, taken from various angles, are detailed enough to show that finding a spot for our 7'x 7' tent without rocks poking...
6   The six Campsite Pictures of site 1135, taken from various angles, are detailed enough to show that finding a spot for our 7'x 7' tent without rocks poking through will be a bit of a chore.
Friends of Killbear A good number of provincial parks have an association of Friends to advocate for and publicize the park. The Friends of Killbear website is well worth visiting.
7   A good number of provincial parks have an association of Friends to advocate for and publicize the park. The Friends of Killbear website is well worth visiting.
Tips 4 Camping In my searching, the Tips 4 Camping website keeps popping up. It offers reviews of many parks and information about many aspects of camping.
8   In my searching, the Tips 4 Camping website keeps popping up. It offers reviews of many parks and information about many aspects of camping.
The elemental Killbear -sun, wind, rock, water The best of our Canadian Shield rises to the surface in this park for all to see and enjoy. (Blind Bay infrared photo)
9   The best of our Canadian Shield rises to the surface in this park for all to see and enjoy. (Blind Bay infrared photo)
P1100378 We arrived at Killbear just before noon on Monday. As expected, site 1135 in Lighthouse Point campground was roomy and shady (too much so, really), but the sun...
10   We arrived at Killbear just before noon on Monday. As expected, site 1135 in Lighthouse Point campground was roomy and shady (too much so, really), but the sun drenched, scrubby sites we passed to get there caught us by surprise. By two we were set up. Car camping is definitely less work than canoe camping.