BWCA Campsite 1548 on Basswood River

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Open/Potential

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Latitude:
48.11305

Longitude:
-91.71197

# of Ratings:
7

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4
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Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 2/24/2019 2:48:29 PM, Riley Smith said:
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Really nice site, and beautiful with the falls. The only downside is there are three giant lightning rod trees in the middle of camp. Not the best in a major storm, but this site was really awesome for us.
On 6/2/2018 6:40:28 PM, twincitiesjesse said:
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5/29/2018

Stayed here for two nights. Biggest drawback are the landings - there's a closer one to camp, right by the falls, with a steep landing. There's another landing farther south that's easier to load/unload from. Tent pad area is average. Kitchen has a pretty good view. There's a thieving raven in camp - it is bold enough to steal food if you leave camp for even a few minutes. Trails lead to the other campsite on the opposite side of the peninsula, and it's possible to portage a canoe from that campsite to this one. Back in the woods there's the remains of a foundation for a structure, complete with bits of a broken wood stove. Would stay at again.
On 12/4/2016 12:07:42 PM, W9RHO said:
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Visit Date:
9/21/2016

Nice site with OK tent pads and an OK landing. Once in the inlet, the water has some slight flow but minimal south of the falls in front of the landing. The camp site is above some rock that will need to be climbed and is pretty flat on top for about three tents. Our group had 2 three person tents, 1 two person tent, and 2 solo tents. We were creative placing them, but fit just fine. Please don't go by the pictures by Christopher at this site, they are wrong and is not this site. Water flow picks up to the north of the site and is not a place for the little ones to wander off. Hammock trees with a great view are here but don't look for the whole group to join you as you will only have a few that are good enough to hang on near the edge by the falls. If you are looking for a quite place and solitude this site is not for you. Other canoes will be near and the falls can be a bit noisy. If you are looking for a site to make day trips from to other sites (water falls, pictographs etc.) then this site is for you.
On 2/13/2015 12:05:20 AM, halvorson.christopher said:
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On 11/27/2014 10:19:05 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
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10/1/2014

Decent landing, good fire grate area & having LBF at your doorstep......priceless. Can't think of any other BWCA sites with a natural attraction like that.
On 8/19/2014 11:49:01 PM, mcneilan said:
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8/28/2013

The falls are very noisy but that may be OK for some. For the size of the site it does not have lots of tent options but does have a great fire area. The water in front of camp is quite turbulent and swimming is not advised. Caught a few pike off the rocks around the camp but not one of the best sites in August. People were obviously fishing for walleye (in the Spring?) here but I visited in August and did not catch any.
On 4/19/2014 10:58:12 PM, Gavia said:
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Roomy, good landing, noisy (due to Lower Basswood Falls)
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RWS_2758.jpg by Riley Smith
6/11/2018
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9/3/2018

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