BWCA Campsite 324 on Hanson

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.14688

Longitude:
-91.07305

# of Ratings:
5

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
2

Avg Max Tent Pads:
3
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 8/16/2021 9:41:36 PM, Tom-canoes said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
2

Visit Date:
7/4/2015

Exposed campsite. Decent canoe landing and storage. Open sunny sight, with a couple tent pads. Nice swimming area.
On 7/13/2020 10:09:59 AM, bkclub4 said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
7/9/2020

We were surprised how much we enjoyed this site! Our plan was to stay in Ester- but all sites were full. This site is elevated and it looked hard to enter. However, we found it to be easier than it looked by "parking" along side of the ledge and lifting packs onto the rocks. Then it was easy to lift the canoe up the ramp. This site has a fabulous view from different spots. The biggest bonus: because there are no sites near, it feels like your own private lake!
On 5/29/2020 3:57:39 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
5/23/2020

Tricky rock shelf landing; fortunately there is a cedar tree there to grab on to. Most of the site is on a sloped rock face. The fire grate is elevated and does provide a view of the lake however, it is very exposed and the trees that are in camp are not ideally situated to help with tarp etc. There are several tent pads, including a couple back in the woods, unfortunately all are sloped. Blueberry plants promised to produce a plentiful bounty.
On 4/13/2016 12:18:19 PM, Prorecreator said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
1

Max Tent Pads:
2

Visit Date:
5/24/2011

Nice spot above the water, with no other sites nearby. Problem is not a lot of flat ground and only decent site accommodates just a small tent. Nice kitchen. Landing just OK. Little shade, and this would be an issue in mid-summer.
On 5/10/2014 10:39:04 AM, bwbrian said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
1

Max Tent Pads:
2

Visit Date:
7/24/2013

Two stars may be a bit harsh for this site, which does have some nice features, but there are some definite drawbacks. There is only one really good canoe landing spot. There is a fairly large tent pad that could be good, but it is way too close to the fire grate for my taste. The other tent pad is small and would be too tight for anything very large. We actually used this spot, which is perched right along shore and the breeze was wonderful. The site has a lot of smooth rock, which I love, but you are always on a slope, so you'll have to constantly watch your footing, especially after a rain. There is a steep dropoff from the hilside just north of camp that drops to 50 feet within an easy cast and the lakers like to cruise this shoreline.
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Evening calm on Hanson Lake
Evening calm on Hanson Lake by bwbrian
7/25/2013
Hanson camp #324
Hanson camp #324 by TuscaroraBorealis

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