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Klein Lake Forestry Campground

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  • Posted on: April 11th, 2010

The Egmont Community Club manages the very popular Klein Lake Forestry Campground which has 23 campsites, some of which are day sites. Perhaps half the campsites front onto Klein Lake, and Number 1 is accessible for the handicapped, with an outhouse, picnic table and firepit on the level and an easy trail down to the lakeshore.

On Saturday, the ECC held a ‘work-bee’ to tidy the campsites, note problems and pick up garbage thrown in the ditches and around the campground. I was one of 10 volunteers and have the blisters to prove it! This is Michael the Warrior and Hatchet Man! He chopped trees in half, picked up garbage, raked and kept us totally entertained!

We met in the Museum parking lot at 10:30 then headed up the North Lake Forest Road to the campground. The road is gravel with big potholes but overall a decent drive. We parked in Number 1 campsite where Leonard and Betty built a bonfire in preparation for prepare lunch. We spread out throughout the sites in two’s with our large grass rakes.

Andrea and I moved trees, windfallen branches and raked the fallen leaves and branches from 4 campsites. We picked nasty trash out of the ditches, cleaned up broken bottles and removed metal objects from the lake edge. It was hot in the sun, working hard but we were glad of our jackets and gloves when we were in the shade or walking the road. Thank goodness, by the time we finished those 4 sites, another group who had gone further up the road came our way to say they had completed the sites ahead of us. We were more than ready for lunch and a rest.

Beverly and Michael drove along the road picking up the piles of garbage we’d left, picked us up then we drove to the very end of the road. I had never been all the way to the end. The sites are beautiful – and diverse. Some are strictly for the nature lover who doesn’t mind a few mosquitos and roughing it, others are joined by trails and open areas to accomodate large groups. Some have docks for where you could swim. There’s also an area to launch a small boat by hand.

Betty had a wonderful lunch awaiting us, contributed to by Maureen with vegetarian chili and a batch of chocolate chip cookies from Jackie. Betty made ‘Fried Bread’ which is exactly that – bread dough fried in oil. It is so delicious with syrup and jam – or plain! We all ate 2 or 3 pieces then roasted wieners and marshmallows over the fire. I asked Betty a few details of making the bread – she makes it sound easy because she’s done it for so many years – but I do believe there’s an art to making the dough and frying it to golden perfection!

We finished up, packed away all our tools and the few leftovers then headed home. It was a big job for only 10 of us but very satisfying working hard in the crisp air on the Sunshine Coast.

I’ve never camped at Klein Lake but would love to go there and highly recommend it for families looking for a lake holiday.

3 Comments! What do you think? Leave a comment below...
  1. Heather in BC said on April 11th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    #KleinLake Forestry Campground is ready for families to camp & enjoy the beautiful Sunshine Coast!

  2. Duane Burnett said on April 12th, 2010 at 12:33 am

    RT @heatherinbc: #KleinLake Forestry Campground is ready for families to camp & enjoy the beautiful Sunshine Coast!

  3. artisan bakery said on April 12th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    RT @DuaneBurnett: #KleinLake Forestry Campground is ready 4 families 2 camp & enjoy the beautiful Sunshine Coast!

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