BWCA Campsite 1248 on Knife

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.0742

Longitude:
-91.28706

# of Ratings:
5

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
4

Avg Max Tent Pads:
5
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 7/20/2020 6:59:15 PM, nati said:
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Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
5

Visit Date:
7/17/2020

Greatly enjoyed the site. Lots of space to spread around, put up hammocks, etc, excellent tent pads, descent kitchen area. Water on both sides was surprisingly calm for swimming, and kids enjoyed swimming across to Canada and to Isle of Pines. You'll certainly see canoes pass by, especially on the south side (surprisingly few passed on the north canal), but the site is up the hill and set back from the water so we didn't feel this was an issue at all.
On 2/12/2016 11:40:39 AM, halvorson.christopher said:
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On 8/2/2015 11:04:17 PM, bwbrian said:
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4

Visit Date:
7/12/2015

Sheltered here during a storm - we decided to move on in search of a better site.
On 6/22/2014 7:43:23 PM, Woods Walker said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
5

Max Tent Pads:
7

Visit Date:
6/18/2014

The more I looked around the more tent pads I found. Big site with room to spread out. A lot of traffic as paddlers go on both sides of the island. Really close to Dorthy's Island & the Rainbow Rock. Several hammock areas as well, up hill climb, but not bad. Steep drop to lake on North side. Didn't swim, but didn't look too great for swimming. Can find good shade & good air flow at all times of day.
On 5/17/2012 8:49:45 AM, Ben Strege said:
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Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
5

Visit Date:
4/27/2012

This campsite is across from Dorothy Molter's Isle of Pines. The site is protected from the wind pretty much on all sides. The kitchen is nothing special - not really much of a view from there. There are two spots you can land the canoe, one on each side of the island. For both, it is a climb up to the campsite. The swimming areas are rocky but not too bad.
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Campsite #1248 by Ben Strege
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Campsite #1248 by Ben Strege
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