BWCA Campsite 563 on Long Island

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.01089

Longitude:
-90.754

# of Ratings:
3

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
3

Avg Max Tent Pads:
5
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 8/31/2019 6:02:16 PM, Ben Strege said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
8/13/2019

This site was perfect for my 10-year-old son and me. The landing was a shallow bay that was also a good swimming hole. There was a small sandy area that we wet our feet in. The kitchen area was big and open. Not a great view from the kitchen, but there were some nice sitting rocks that we used to watch the lake, loons, and mergansers. One good tent pad by the kitchen (we used it for our tarp) and two more down a trail. One downside was that it was pretty shallow around the site, and we did not have any luck fishing from shore. But, then again, we are not great fishermen, so others might do better.
On 6/28/2019 9:20:30 AM, BobberRob said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
6

Visit Date:
6/22/2019

A nice site with many options for tent pads spread around the site. The fire pit is pretty small, but does lend itself well for a tarp over the grate. Nice common area by the pit and a number of options for hammocks. Pretty shallow right around camp, but easy to walk out into the water for a quick dip.
On 1/24/2013 10:12:11 PM, cfionthefly said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:

Visit Date:
7/23/2012

Has two approaches to campsite, one from the south and one from the west. Nice views of the lake while still being somewhat secluded. I remember there being two decent sized tent pads, there could have been more. There was an excellent pair of trees to hang hammock from. Nice rocks to sit out on and enjoy the breeze and Long Island lake.
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Long Island, Island Site
Long Island, Island Site by BobberRob
Campfire Cribbage
Campfire Cribbage by BobberRob
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Long Island Loons in sunlight
Long Island Loons in sunlight by BobberRob

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