BWCA Campsite 558 on Cross Bay

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.04999

Longitude:
-90.79326

# of Ratings:
6

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
3

Avg Max Tent Pads:
4
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 6/27/2019 10:04:42 AM, Crystal Magiera said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
2

Visit Date:
6/24/2019

This is a nice, elevated site with good views. Plenty of space in the kitchen area, but tarp hanging would be a bit tricky... thankfully we brought a couple of poles just in case. We were able to tie to 2 trees and use tent poles for the other 2 corners. Not many options for tent pads unless you want to post up on a large, flat rock. We managed 2 tents and 1 hammock. Latrine was pretty full. Landing was a nice sandy beach. The views certainly made the site. Would have given it 4 stars if the tent pad situation was better. Fishing wasn't great on this lake, but a cold and rainy front had just come in so that may be why.
On 6/9/2017 9:11:19 PM, Tiptop said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
5/23/2017

Very nice campsite with large granite rocks to serve as a table. We pitched three tents here and the access was very nice.
On 7/18/2016 2:55:13 PM, Mythnlore said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
6/10/2016

Great, elevated site with awesome views of the lake. Decent landing with nice little sandy beach. Rock tent pads, but very flat and roomy. On a quite night it's easy to hear the nearby waterfalls on the lake.
On 7/11/2016 10:20:20 AM, nojobro said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
5

Visit Date:
7/1/2016

Lovely site! Max tent pads only reached if you set up your tent on solid rock. Two spots in the main camp on dirt; one down to the east a bit apart from the main camp. Should be blueberries in season. Short walk to latrine...beware of down tree 5' up across trail (for some reason I was always knocking my head on it going back to camp from the latrine...I think I was looking down to zip my toilet paper ziplock bag or was looking down to navigate roots). May not be a problem for taller campers. Two landings to the site: the one around to the east (closest to the portage to Rib) is a lovely mini-beach. Good swimming area at "beach." (Beach, on land, is about 1' wide, but sand bottom extends into the water.) Not sure about suitability for hammock camping. Fire pit area is very open; no tarp hanging options right by the fire area. Overall, I think this is a fantastic site. Loved the flat rocks overlooking lake, lots of nearby areas to explore from camp, nice swimming area, good sunset views. Can't comment on sunrise...wasn't awake at 5am. :) But I think you'd see sunrise from camp, too.
On 4/13/2015 9:32:12 AM, sagejon said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
5

Visit Date:
8/29/2012

Rocky site though not bad, not the roomiest tent pads, landing is a little steep, friendly squirrel
On 3/6/2015 1:13:45 AM, halvorson.christopher said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
5

Visit Date:

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Fire Pit View
Fire Pit View by halvorson.christopher
S. View @ night
S. View @ night by halvorson.christopher
N. view @ night
N. view @ night by halvorson.christopher
Huge Landing area - sandy
Huge Landing area - sandy by halvorson.christopher
Cross Bay Camp
Cross Bay Camp by halvorson.christopher
Cross Bay Camp
Cross Bay Camp by halvorson.christopher
Cross Bay Camp
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Cross Bay Camp
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Campsite 558 Fire
Campsite 558 Fire by sagejon
8/29/2012
Campsite 558 Fire 2
Campsite 558 Fire 2 by sagejon
8/29/2012
Campsite 558Tent
Campsite 558Tent by sagejon
8/29/2012
Bug head nets were a must
Bug head nets were a must by Crystal Magiera
6/24/2019
Dessert experiment
Dessert experiment by Crystal Magiera
6/24/2019
In the Bug-Out
In the Bug-Out by Crystal Magiera
6/24/2019
Dishes
Dishes by Crystal Magiera
Bad bugs
Bad bugs by Crystal Magiera

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