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BWCA Campsite 1213 on Ensign

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.03174

Longitude:
-91.33609

# of Ratings:
3

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
3

Avg Max Tent Pads:
4
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 1/21/2023 3:36:50 PM, shahshem said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
8/2/2022

This campsite was nestled on the shores of a dank bay that we named Gay Barge bay. Not much to say about the campsite; more waxwings than fish. However, the bay was transformative. Azure blue waters, little underwater foot nibblers, and larger underwater butt pokers. The setting for a perfect bacchanal.
On 1/21/2023 3:23:45 PM, J-Bird said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
8/6/2022

We paddled the entire length of Ensign only to find that all of the campsites were taken. Where did that lead us? It led us to Gay Barge Bay of course. The campsite itself, named classically after the bay of which it overlooks, is a minimally sprawling patch of wonder with few good trees for hanging a tarp. Shade yourselves in the trees back from the campfire and shoreline, but if you cross paths with some rain, it's into the tents you go unless you're able to wrangle up a tarp for protection. We found lots of crawfish in the shoreline waters, but few fish to provide us dinner. Gay Barge Bay itself has a beautiful sandy bottom and waist-deep water. We enjoyed our weekend with a canoe parked between the six of us, laughing and playing in the sunshine. The canoe, also known as a Gay Barge, provides you with an excellent concave table for holding your drinks and snacks, keeping them upright and dry while you enjoy your time in the water. Please, enjoy your stay, at Gay Barge Bay (TM).
On 7/4/2022 11:32:35 PM, TheOnion said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
6/18/2022

Decent landing. Storage for 1 canoe near landing. Any more need to be moved up to camp. Short path up to a nice open kitchen with rock benches and two tent pads. Plenty of hammock spots back in the woods. Nice view from from of camp. Latrine was hard to find as the path to it was overgrown. Fishing was not great in the area. Had better luck on Ashigan.
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Kitchen area
Kitchen area by TheOnion
6/18/2022
Gay Barge Bay
Gay Barge Bay by J-Bird
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