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BWCA Campsite 1556 on Basswood

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.07611

Longitude:
-91.65376

# of Ratings:
3

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
1

Avg Max Tent Pads:
1
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 12/1/2021 5:51:17 PM, Ben Strege said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
2

Visit Date:
6/4/2021

Despite what the other commenters said, this is not the worst site in the BWCA - I have seen worse. It is on top of a steep rock face that is probably slippery when wet. The landing is difficult. It is hard to beat the view from up top, though. The two tent pads were very small. Inspect the latrine before sitting down - there was a wolf spider when I looked :)
On 8/13/2019 3:07:57 PM, corvidologist said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
0

Max Tent Pads:
1

Visit Date:
8/1/2019

This site, which indeed may be he worst site in the BW, got worse - a spruce tree fell across the nearly vertical path you climb to access the site. I had to lever myself and swing over - there would currently be no way to pull a Duluth pack to the top easily. A horrible site.
On 10/18/2015 4:50:50 PM, Prorecreator said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
0

Max Tent Pads:
0

Visit Date:
9/27/2015

Possibly the worst site in all of BWCA and Quetico. Other than a very nice landing, this site has no flat tent spots, no kitchen, no privacy, and bonus: very buggy. Should be removed by US Forest Service.
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Campsite 1556
Campsite 1556 by Ben Strege
6/4/2021
Campsite 1556
Campsite 1556 by Ben Strege
6/4/2021
Campsite 1556
Campsite 1556 by Ben Strege
6/4/2021
Campsite 1556
Campsite 1556 by Ben Strege
6/4/2021
Campsite 1556
Campsite 1556 by Ben Strege
6/4/2021
Campsite 1556
Campsite 1556 by Ben Strege
6/4/2021
Campsite 1556
Campsite 1556 by Ben Strege
6/4/2021
Campsite 1556
Campsite 1556 by Ben Strege
6/4/2021
Campsite 1556
Campsite 1556 by Ben Strege
6/4/2021
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