Respecting the Land

Enjoying the lake

Here are some tips on how to enjoy the lake while being mindful of others and the environment.


Picnicking and Camping

Welcome to the Camping and Picnicking information page for the pristine Lac Pemichangan Watershed. The Friends of Lake Pemichangan continues to look for ways to preserve and improve our beautiful and wild area of the world. Canoeing, camping, and picnicking within the watershed are a perfect way to do that.

The Friends of Lake Pemichangan is committed to encouraging low-impact camping practices. Please follow all campsite and picnic site etiquette tips listed below.

Camping Etiquette

Friends of Lake Pemichangan encourage the following Camping Etiquette Tips to help minimize your ecological impact while enjoying the lake
Plan your route

Be cautious of the spread of invasive species; clean your gear and boats before launching on the lake.

Travel and camp in small groups

Refrain from using marking paint or flagging tape. Navigate using a map and compass instead

Camp only on designated sites.

Pack it in, pack it out! This includes all trash, leftover food, and litter.

If an outdoor privy is not available, deposit solid human waste in small holes dug 15 to 20 cm deep at least 70 m from water, campsites, and trails. Replace soil immediately.

To wash yourself or dishes, carry water 70 m from streams or lakes, and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Dispose of grey water in a pit, not in the water; biodegradable soap requires soil to effectively break down.

Anglers should dispose of fish remains in fast-moving current or in deep water. Do not leave remains out in open areas or on shore.

Do not build structures/furniture, or dig trenches.

Check for active fire bans before you start your trip. Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans, or mound fires.

Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand. Do not cut trees.

Ensure all coals are burned down to a fine ash, and fire is fully extinguished (ashes should be cool to the touch).

Respect the campsite for others  who follow.

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