BWCA Campsite 1460 on Knife

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.08449

Longitude:
-91.24314

# of Ratings:
8

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
3

Avg Max Tent Pads:
5
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 8/31/2019 1:12:00 AM, kirbysm said:
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Good Tent Pads:
5

Max Tent Pads:
6

Visit Date:
8/26/2019

Beautiful views over south bay from the cooking area was a highlight. Elevated grassy field allowed numerous tents and hammocks. More of a peninsula than an island, as it appeared on our map. Having landings on N and S sides allowed some flexibility in windy conditions. N approach was easier, but windier for us. Very steep and tricky climb to latrine, where some cell coverage existed. Walking past latrine eventually led to a stone beach with views of thunder pt. Some mosquitos. No bears.
On 7/15/2019 1:48:32 PM, dzembower said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
7/9/2019

Stayed two nights at this nice island site. As others have noted, it's best to land on the north side of the island, even though the view from the campsite is to the south side. Large, grassy, relatively flat campsite that allows for about 4 tents, and some nice trees for hanging hammocks and a rain fly. The latrine is up on a steep hill, which requires a hike up over lots of rocks and loose stones which were a bit hazardous when wet. It was nice being able to sit on either the north or south end of the camp and continue enjoying the breezes when they shifted directions. No sign of bears during our stay.
On 11/19/2018 7:05:26 PM, flynn said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
6/1/2018

Couldn't push on to Kek in one day due to fierce headwind, so we stayed here. Big open grassy area, a few decent tent spots for sure. Firepit is exposed to the wind but has a decent view. Did not see a bear or signs of one. Would stay here again but would prefer to push on to NAK/SAK which have some nicer sites a few miles down.
On 8/21/2017 5:40:52 PM, Ben Strege said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
6

Visit Date:
8/19/2017

Very large, flat grassy area with a nice view. Could fit a lot of tents here, but it looked like you could have trouble putting stakes in the ground. Access to the site from both the north and the south. The campsite faces south, but the best access is the north side.
On 8/2/2015 10:30:26 PM, bwbrian said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
5

Visit Date:
7/13/2015

Large site with exposure on both sides of the island. Site is popular and frequented by camp bear.
On 2/12/2015 11:43:12 PM, halvorson.christopher said:
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On 9/27/2014 9:55:56 PM, Brad said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
1

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
9/23/2014

Nice island campsite. Sits up high large grassy open area but the rocks in the grassy area prevent setting up large tents. Best entrance is from the north side but it is a long climb up to the camp area. South side entry has rocks that prevent floating the canoe in to shore easily.
On 4/21/2014 10:01:03 PM, Gavia said:
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Flat, open, trees, good landings. Has had bear visits.
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Knife Lake campsite
Knife Lake campsite by bwbrian
S Bay view
S Bay view by kirbysm
N landing
N landing by kirbysm
S Bay view
S Bay view by kirbysm
S landing
S landing by kirbysm
View east from tip of peninsula
View east from tip of peninsula by kirbysm

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