BWCA Campsite 628 on Gaskin

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.00191

Longitude:
-90.53506

# of Ratings:
8

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
3

Avg Max Tent Pads:
4
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 6/7/2020 3:03:27 PM, mstanton822 said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
2

Visit Date:
5/31/2020

Beautiful site. Easy landing, spectacular view. Two tent pads, but the best one has a dead tree half fallen over it, so not super safe. Husband caught a pike off the landing, the only one of the whole trip. The breeze coming out of the west kept the bugs down. The kitchen area is set up well with good benches, all facing the sunset.
On 4/2/2020 12:48:16 PM, fiker33 said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
5

Max Tent Pads:
5

Visit Date:
8/17/2014

Beautiful site. We had 7 guys in 5 tents with room to spare.
On 12/18/2019 1:20:07 PM, Mike Fetting said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
7/4/2019

Lovely campsite, steps leading up from the landing, one of the tent pads had a fallen tree leaning towards it. Reported it to a ranger on the way out who was going to go cut it down. A great large party campsite. Firewood not readily accessible and a bit longer walk to the toilet because the campsite is on a point.
On 9/15/2019 8:34:14 PM, Wayne Moureau said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
2

Visit Date:
9/7/2019

We stayed here two nights. Great canoe landing. Good trees for hanging bear bags. Great site for viewing sunsets. When we arrived there was a moose skull setting on the big rocks in front of camp. An all round good campsite. I would have given it a 5 had it not been for the distant one has to go for firewood.
On 6/11/2019 2:13:25 PM, Quaby said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
6/5/2019

Of my 7 trips to the Boundary Waters (so far), this has been the best campsite I've stayed at. It fit 8 of us guys comfortably with no complaints. It has an easy beach landing for canoes that is accompanied by the famous wooden steps that welcome you in. It's a very open campsite that allows for plenty of sunlight and just enough wind to keep the bugs at bay. The tent pads are big and close enough to the fire that you are not walking more than 10-20 steps to grab things from your tent. We did not have any hammocks on our trip, but we did point out that there are plenty of trees where you could hang one easily. The rocks around the fire grate were kind of sloppily falling over, but it had little to no effect on our nightly bonfires. The portaging from Poplar (EP 47) was very doable and it only took about 5 hours to complete on the way in (with fishing), and 3.5 hours on the way out. The only major gripe I have is that one of the bench logs around the fire was infested with carpenter ants, so we we're dealing with an excessive amount of those guys crawling around all week. Also, the fishing on Gaskin/Winchell was really slow during our time there. We caught about 8-10 fish total between 8 guys (no walleye) and a few of us didn't even catch any. Sometimes that's the way she goes though! That said, the campsite was all around a 10/10, and would highly recommend checking it out!
On 9/26/2017 4:59:15 PM, Northwoodsman said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
9/16/2017

This is the nicest camp site I have encountered in the BWCA. Large open areas for tarps, tents, and kitchen areas. Breezy to keep away bugs. 3 superb landing areas; 1 landing area even has steps. Nice sand/gravel beach areas. Great swimming. Excellent rock platform for gathering water, sunbathing or watching the stars. Super nice toilet. Several pack hanging options. Beautiful 300° views. It just doesn't get any better than this. It was supposedly built for VP Walter Mondale back in the day.
On 2/4/2017 7:27:12 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
9/28/2010

Has a nice stairway welcoming would be visitors. There is also a good landing around back if the wind dictates using it. Great firegrate area & nice views to the west across lake. Lots room to move & several nice tent pads.
On 2/2/2016 1:03:43 PM, broeckerm said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
5/29/2013

Stayed here for a few days one trip. Was a pretty nice site overall with a couple really good tent pads. A little rocky but nice landing areas for the canoes. There a was a decent path through the woods for gathering wood and the can. Large area around the fire pit with a couple good hammock trees.
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Hammock nap
Hammock nap by mstanton822
5/31/2020
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Sunset view by mstanton822
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