Thursday, September 17, 2009
Camp Stories: Shadow Bay at Waldo Lake
I dream of finding that perfect campsite, private and quiet, with a view of a pristine lake that seems to belong to me alone. Even better, and harder to find, would be a lake warm enough to swim in, not only washing off the dust but cleansing the soul.
My brother not only found such a place, but shared the information, and I'm passing it along for you to keep in your "gotta go there" file. Here's his rave:
"(It was) far enough away from the neighbors so you hardly knew they were there. A 100' walk to lake's edge, where two little islands sat just offshore, serenely and scenically awaiting our exploration. The weather was fabulous, the water warm enough to swim in and crystal clear. Waldo Lake, along with Crater Lake and some lake in Siberia, is one of the three purest lakes in the world. I almost felt guilty tainting it with my body. But I did and it felt goooood! Amazing!"
The details? Go to Shadow Bay Campground at Waldo Lake and hope against hope that site F-80 is available (or make a reservation). Grab it. Make a drink. Go for a swim. And relax.
Read other reviews in the series: Trout Creek Campground, Paradise Creek Campground.
Photo courtesy BB at WineGuyWorld.