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BWCA Campsite 1701 on Kawishiwi River

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
47.87923

Longitude:
-91.64623

# of Ratings:
4

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
2

Avg Max Tent Pads:
3
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 12/18/2021 3:22:09 PM, Ben Strege said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
2

Visit Date:
7/29/2021

I did not like this campsite as much as the previous reviewers. It did not have the right ambience for me, I guess. There are two possibilities for landings, neither of them good. The campsite is rocky and rooty. It is high up and has a decent view. The two tent pads are down a short trail to the north.
On 8/11/2021 12:38:35 AM, eagle98mn said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
1

Max Tent Pads:
2

Visit Date:
8/9/2021

We stopped for a quick bathroom break. The landing was difficult, but the setting next to the rapids was neat. If you enjoy listening to moving water, this would be a gentle wilderness sound machine to lull you to sleep at night. The tent pads weren't great, but the location was so neat that I would have enjoyed staying there if we weren't there so early in the day.
On 6/10/2021 9:34:46 PM, J-Bird said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
6/2/2021

Decent campsite, but not great. The view out in front of camp is pretty nice, but the site lacks a good canoe landing area and flat tent pads. This is something I was never really concerned about, but after experiencing some sloped tent pads, rocky canoe landings, and rocky and uneven ground throughout camp, I definitely see why other people complain about these things in their reviews. Having the rapids near by was great and very fun to explore! There are also lots of great areas to explore that are very close to camp (i.e. up around the bend of the Kawishiwi River). Caught tons of rock bass and a few walleye right in front of camp in the tail end of the rapids. This site is apparently named "Platypus's Garden."
On 8/22/2019 11:11:59 AM, dynoclimb said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
8/15/2019

Good Shaded sight on a slope. Great swimming with good deep low jumping spot. trails lead up to the rapids above.
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Camp slope down to water
Camp slope down to water by J-Bird
Platypus's Garden fire area
Platypus's Garden fire area by J-Bird
View from Platypus's Garden
View from Platypus's Garden by J-Bird
Fun with Bear and his duck
Fun with Bear and his duck by J-Bird
View facing south from camp shoreline
View facing south from camp shoreline by J-Bird
View facing south at rapids
View facing south at rapids by J-Bird
Facing northwest at rapids
Facing northwest at rapids by J-Bird
Platypus's Garden
Platypus's Garden by J-Bird
Platypus's Garden
Platypus's Garden by J-Bird
Wet Pup
Wet Pup by J-Bird
Third tent pad down the trail
Third tent pad down the trail by J-Bird
View from third tent pad facing camp
View from third tent pad facing camp by J-Bird
Hammocks at Platypus's Garden
Hammocks at Platypus's Garden by J-Bird
Fishing from camp
Fishing from camp by J-Bird
View from camp facing North
View from camp facing North by J-Bird
View of Platypus's Garden from water
View of Platypus's Garden from water by J-Bird
Campsite 1701
Campsite 1701 by Ben Strege
7/29/2021
Campsite 1701
Campsite 1701 by Ben Strege
7/29/2021
Campsite 1701
Campsite 1701 by Ben Strege
7/29/2021
Campsite 1701
Campsite 1701 by Ben Strege
7/29/2021
Campsite 1701
Campsite 1701 by Ben Strege
7/29/2021