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BWCA Campsite 1588 on Basswood

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.0428

Longitude:
-91.69008

# of Ratings:
3

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
2

Avg Max Tent Pads:
3
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 7/2/2024 3:25:12 PM, collinsm22 said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
6/15/2018

We've enjoyed staying at this site many times. The tent area can get a bit buggy, since it's down in a gully, but the huge bedrock dome next to the site is worth it. There's no good spot to pitch a tent at the top of the rock, unfortunately, but it's a great place to have a meal, or just hang out and enjoy the view of Pipestone Bay. The kitchen area is well-sheltered with plenty of seating. It's clearly a popular site, as firewood can sometime require a hike to obtain. There are plenty of trees to hang hammocks, clothes lines, and food bags.
On 8/12/2023 1:11:13 PM, aaronbartell said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:

Visit Date:
8/3/2023

On 8/9/2020 2:24:38 PM, smcaghon said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
8/1/2020

Good site with a nice view from the fire grate. There is a large rock right next to the site with good views. The site gets a good breeze to push away the bugs.
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Not a bad kitchen
Not a bad kitchen by collinsm22
6/15/2018
Panorama of Pipestone Bay
Panorama of Pipestone Bay by collinsm22
6/20/2014
The path up the rock dome
The path up the rock dome by collinsm22
6/20/2014
Protected kitchen area, as seen from take-out
Protected kitchen area, as seen from take-out by collinsm22
6/20/2014
Slippery take-out
Slippery take-out by collinsm22
6/20/2014
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