BWCA Campsite 49 on Shell

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.19741

Longitude:
-92.21225

# of Ratings:
5

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
2

Avg Max Tent Pads:
3
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 1/14/2020 10:17:35 AM, Chadd said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
10/5/2007

Spent 3 days no this site. It rained about 70 hours of the 72. Beautiful view of Shell
On 10/1/2018 3:29:41 PM, Mike Monahan said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:

Great site, watch your step around all the tree roots
On 9/4/2014 12:41:45 PM, mcneilan said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
8/29/2014

I agree with Bens ratings and comments. The only thing I would add is that the evening sun and sunsets are great from the rock shield. Also, fishing is limited as it is very shallow out from camp. The best tent pad is away from shore and in in some bushes. Tarp setup if required is a challenge due to tree spacing but doable with long cords.
On 3/4/2013 2:50:07 PM, RGR said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
9/29/2011

Big sloping shield makes for a tough landing. Ok site with a fire pit back away from the lake. A few pads under some impressive pines.
On 5/17/2012 11:51:59 AM, Ben Strege said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
6/4/2010

The campsite is set in the midst of towering red pines. The roots from these trees snake through the entire campsite, though, making the ground very uneven - not too mention tripping all the time over them. Despite this, I really liked the campsite. The landing and swimming area is a rock ledge with a drop off. The main tent area is back behind the kitchen. It is a big open area. However, there really aren't many places to put tents because of all the roots. There is another tent pad right next to the kitchen.
The following information was kindly provided by J. Archer Harris from his website Paddler's Campsite Database (PCD) for Quetico Park. Please support his website and the paddling community by posting campsite ratings there as well as here.
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