BWCA Campsite 1773 on Oyster

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.23041

Longitude:
-92.10508

# of Ratings:
7

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
4

Avg Max Tent Pads:
6
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 8/31/2020 10:01:36 AM, magridna said:
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Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
6

Visit Date:
8/9/2020

Previous comments are accurate. Tent pad is open to sky but be careful. We arriving in the middle of a massive rainstorm and were able to see all the places the water pooled. If we had arrived just an hour earlier some of our tents would have been in an inch of water. Lots of evidence of people cutting down dead pine trees just east of the grate. Had great breezes from both north and then south. Happily stayed two nights and would come back again.
On 2/20/2020 2:57:00 PM, kuddus87 said:
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Good Tent Pads:
4

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6

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On 9/1/2017 10:52:13 AM, gzembal7 said:
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9/1/2017

Easier to access from east side, west side has a steep rock face. Agree with what's been said so far. Seating around fire/kitchen is roomy and comfortable. Lots of good hammocking trees. There are a few trees for hanging packs along west shore a ways from camp, though tree was marginal. Good swimming area off the west side of camp. We went to gather wood halfway between this campsite and the next one on the eastern side and encountered a ground wasp nest. They didn't follow us back to camp though.
On 7/7/2016 9:54:01 AM, CUTigers said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
5

Visit Date:
7/26/2014

Excellent site with access on both sides of peninsula. Plenty of room for tents and good trees for hammocks.
On 2/14/2015 10:54:19 AM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
9/23/2012

Agree with what's been said. One of the nicest sites in the BWCAW.
On 11/18/2013 5:34:56 PM, bwbrian said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
6

Visit Date:
8/3/2012

This is definitely one of the largest and nicest sites I've ever visited. Good mix of open and breezy with sheltered and shaded. Huge, flat, and soft tent pads. Nice canoe landings on both sides of the peninsula.
On 5/17/2012 11:38:16 AM, Ben Strege said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
6

Visit Date:
9/6/2009

Great site! One of my favorites. There are landings on both sides of the peninsula. The northern side is a large, sloping rock (slippery when wet - you could slide all the way into the water). The kitchen has a nice view from on top. The southern side is a cedar forest - very pretty, shaded, and flat. You can fit a lot of tents in the cedar area. There are also two other tent pads up by the kitchen. There is also a small, grassy area by the kitchen. I like grass (rare in the BWCA), so campsites with grass always get a boost from me. The only downside was trying to find a hanging tree - all of the cedars were too low, and the pines were too high. One of my favorite campsites.
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