BWCA Campsite 1131 on Kawishiwi River

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
47.87915

Longitude:
-91.61789

# of Ratings:
5

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Avg Good Tent Pads:
3

Avg Max Tent Pads:
4
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 10/8/2018 10:53:05 AM, Roon87 said:
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3

Visit Date:
9/26/2018

This place is the Hilton for a reason. It is situated on a rocky peninsula overlooking rapids on the Kawishiwi River. There is an island in the middle of the rapids, where they split in two. We were able to walk across the smaller, rockier rapids closer to the site to access the island. There is a good landing in an eddy below the rapids, but there is only room for two canoes. A better landing is around the island on the east side of the point. It can fit as many canoes as needed. The firepit was very built up, and it is surrounded by huge Norway Pines. There was a good kitchen area due south of the firepit. The latrine trail was long and rocky, but the latrine itself was in good condition. We stayed here for 5 days and the site was very accommodating. We even got to jump off the cliffs overlooking the river on the west side of the site, the water is plenty deep even in the fall. Overall, this is an excellent site and it is worth the stay.
On 2/18/2018 8:47:46 PM, wxce1260 said:
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Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
7/11/2017

We read that this was the Hilton and in many ways it was! It has a beautiful small rapids, nice cliff, great flat pads and a nice beach. For a first timer like us, it was perfect. However--like the Hilton it comes with a mess of people. the river narrows to about 90 feet wide here, so you get the benefit of seeing and hearing every trip that comes through--and there are alot! We counted 23 canoes our first day. That being said-we had lots of fun and if we ever come through entry point 32 again, we will think seriously about staying here again.
On 8/22/2016 12:22:30 PM, Jameshess said:
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8/20/2016

The spot was taken when I went by, but it is in a super cool area and looked really nice. It might be busy, but the elevation might make it more bearable in that regard. The location makes it desirable
On 8/8/2016 2:16:06 PM, innovater1 said:
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4

Max Tent Pads:
5

Visit Date:
7/18/2016

This is THE HILTON!!! There are several flat tent spots if you walk a ways back along the path. My son and daughter found a great spot on top of a rock again with moss....executive suite....looking over the cliff to the river!!! The water along this site is flowing north...and there is a slight rapids at the south end. We donned our life vests and floated down the river several times. Then we got a long stick and checked water depth....more than 8 feet deep at 2 ft from the rock edge. We jumped off the 12 ft high cliffs several times into the water. Great way to cool off on a hot sweaty afternoon. We felt clean and refreshed afterward!!! Warning when floating down....the branch of water coming in from the west (around an island) is COLD. Very Cold. COLD. But fun! There is a great waist high rock a short distance from the fire pit that was great to set up a propane cook stove. Made breakfast quick and easy. Tons of blueberry bushes everywhere. Middle of July- fresh blueberry pancakes for breakfast.
On 4/20/2014 8:25:18 PM, Gavia said:
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I haven't stayed at this site, but it must be called "The Hilton" for a reason.
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