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BWCA Campsite 557 on Cross Bay

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.05497

Longitude:
-90.80681

# of Ratings:
5

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
3

Avg Max Tent Pads:
3
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 9/25/2022 12:21:39 PM, scottiebaldwin said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
8/20/2022

I like this site and plan to stay here again. The super-steep banked Daytona 500-like landing is terrible. But if you can negotiate it, the sloped rock rewards you with unparalleled sky viewing on bug-free nights laying at the perfect angle. Two solid hammock sets and three plus tent pads. Nice, elevated views of an almost switchback corner on the lake. Great for people watching when busy. Almost no firewood as of August 2022 in and around the site. You'll have to venture through the woods or go for a wood run across the lake. If you're nimble and have the quads for it, take a look and I'm certain you will like this site.
On 8/31/2019 5:37:12 PM, Ben Strege said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
8/13/2019

No good place to land the canoe that we could find. We landed out in front of the site, which is a challenging climb up - would be really tough when wet. A few nice tent pads. Elevated view from the kitchen, but the lake is not very scenic. Some good tent pads. Because of the landing and the lake it is on, rating it 2 stars. If it had a decent landing and was in a more desirable location, I would rate it 3.
On 7/11/2016 10:12:09 AM, nojobro said:
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Visit Date:
7/1/2016

Didn't go into site but the landing looks challenging...a big rock to get up before you're into the site.
On 6/10/2016 8:20:21 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
2

Visit Date:
6/2/2016

Challenging landing. Elevated grassy/buggy site that provides good views, unfortunately the lake is more like a river here. Should be blueberries in season. There was a fire on the opposite shore which provides an excellent place to gather firewood.
On 2/13/2015 1:20:44 PM, halvorson.christopher said:
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Cross Bay site
Cross Bay site by TuscaroraBorealis
6/3/2016
Campsite 557
Campsite 557 by Ben Strege
8/13/2019
Campsite 557
Campsite 557 by Ben Strege
8/13/2019
Campsite 557
Campsite 557 by Ben Strege
8/13/2019
Campsite 557
Campsite 557 by Ben Strege
8/13/2019
Campsite 557
Campsite 557 by Ben Strege
8/13/2019
Campsite 557
Campsite 557 by Ben Strege
8/13/2019
Campsite 557
Campsite 557 by Ben Strege
8/13/2019
Campsite 557
Campsite 557 by Ben Strege
8/13/2019
Campsite 557
Campsite 557 by Ben Strege
8/13/2019
Campsite 557
Campsite 557 by Ben Strege
8/13/2019
Campsite 557
Campsite 557 by Ben Strege
8/13/2019
Fire grate
Fire grate by scottiebaldwin
8/20/2022
Hammock sets
Hammock sets by scottiebaldwin
Morning (facing East)
Morning (facing East) by scottiebaldwin
Morning (facing East/Northeast)
Morning (facing East/Northeast) by scottiebaldwin
Sunrise
Sunrise by Jim McDaniel
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