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BWCA Campsite 1616 on Basswood

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.09133

Longitude:
-91.62406

# of Ratings:
5

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
4

Avg Max Tent Pads:
6
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 8/1/2022 2:53:09 PM, romans815 said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
9

Max Tent Pads:
9

Visit Date:
7/25/2022

This is an awesome place, multiple places for tents. (we had 9 in our group). Great fishing off the east shore.
On 12/1/2021 10:35:19 PM, Ben Strege said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
7

Visit Date:
6/4/2021

Nice, south-facing site with a great view. It is in a red pine grove with a few scattered cedars. Plenty of tent pads among the trees with a soft pine bed. Sandy landing in a bay that is protected on both sides by peninsulas (unless there is a south wind, then it is not protected). Rock point in front of the kitchen that is nice for taking in the view.
On 8/9/2020 2:27:26 PM, smcaghon said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
5

Visit Date:
8/3/2020

Great site, it only gets marked down because of the less than private latrine. We had a large mixed group and privacy was important. We hung a tarp up behind the latrine and that gave us all the privacy we needed. Very breezy site and as others said, no bugs.
On 10/18/2016 10:12:19 AM, Bradford said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
7/8/2016

great open site with amazing protected cove with sandy beach for landing and swimming. fishing abounds, great views, level tent pads.
On 10/1/2016 11:17:37 AM, amunli03 said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:

Visit Date:
8/18/2016

This was the best campsite we stayed at on our entire trip. It is a beautiful open site with tall pines, with a cooking area on a rock peninsula. Wonderful view and very breezy (no bugs!). Great cove landing with a small sandy beach. We had two Hennessy hammocks and there were ample trees to choose from when setting them up. I only give it 4 stars because the toilet is not very private. It is a decent distance from the tent pads/main area of camp, but due to the lack of underbrush, it is visible from the canoe landing and parts of the main campsite.
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