SAWPIT BAY

N 46°58.056’ W 084°45.010’

 -84.75028  46.96761

 

A beautiful established campsite, easy to find because of the Sunset Shores Campground sign you can use as a landmark. Well shaded and tucked away enough to feel secluded the actual camping is magnificent. Even if you do arrive and the actual site is occupied, not a problemA beautiful established campsite, easy to find because of the Sunset Shores Campground sign you can use as a landmark. Well shaded and tucked away enough to feel secluded the actual campsite is magnificent. Even if you do arrive and the actual site is occupied, not a problem. There is ample space to pitch a tent and create a temporary site without infringing on or crowding the occupants (Hopefully, you find a kindred spirit.). This location is a mix of three of Lake Superiors landscape types mixing. A sandy beach with smaller than fist sized rocks gathered along the shoreline, and some basalt rising slightly out of the waters. The stones are beautiful and in a huge assortment of colours and patterns. Every day at least five or six people show up and take away shopping bags full. I saw hampers, five gallon buckets and even a family loading a pickup truck. It's sad that it's so prevalent, and I commented to one of them her response, 'oh I thought I was the only one', and carried on. I wish the MNR would even just post a sign saying its illegal. If you listen under the water, there is a musical sound of all the pebbles rolling off each other almost like wind chimes. Music from the beauty. No garbage can or toilets. The area is surprisingly clean every time I am there so I hope you can respect that tradition and carry out whatever garbage your visit creates. You're also going to want to bring a pair of shoes to swim in. The basalt creates a nice spot to swim breaking the waves rising up like teeth as the rock drops off... garbage your visit creates. You're also going to want to bring a pair of shoes to swim in. The basalt creates a nice spot to swim breaking the waves rising up like teeth as the rock drops off...

a piece of art I made while camped over in 2021

© sleeping under the stars 2021