BWCA Campsite 639 on Horseshoe

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.01018

Longitude:
-90.50095

# of Ratings:
7

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
4

Avg Max Tent Pads:
5
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 10/5/2020 3:33:39 PM, PirateSquid said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
9/26/2020

Backtracked to this site after finding no vacancy on Gaskin. As others have noted, this is a very sheltered and shady site, being in the midst of a pine grove. I understand how some might find it claustrophobic, but it had a kind of magical quality. With the birch leaves coming down, I kept half an eye out for a party of Elves on their way to the Grey Havens. Canoe landing was surprisingly good; in Sept there's a nice flat sandy area in front of the rocky shore, with a few inches of water to step into. One really great tent pad, and a couple more that were all right if you can live without a perfectly level floor. One tree that will prevent you from covering the seating area with a tarp; covering one corner will have to suffice. Fireplace looked recently renovated -- we had some cozy fires to drive away the cold and damp. Would give four stars, but the path to the latrine (in 2020) is every bit as rocky as the Vista-Horseshoe portage; not the kind of thing you want to navigate in the middle of the night! Still, the site made a very cozy home for a long weekend at the end of September.
On 5/26/2020 7:20:40 PM, jmanq said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
6

Visit Date:
5/22/2020

Woody site with lots of shade, but not so dense to prevent wind from dispersing the bugs. There would be 4 good tent pads if it weren't for a dying tree slouching over a tent pad. The trees allow for many great hammock spots and privacy.
On 3/5/2020 7:57:19 AM, JVD said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
6/17/2018

We always have 6 middle schoolers and 2 chaperones so 2 tents and a couple of hammocks. This year there was a cow and her baby eating 200 yds from the campsite.
On 7/30/2019 2:43:34 PM, terry5652218 said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
4

Max Tent Pads:
6

Visit Date:
6/12/2019

Nice large site with lots of room for tents, hammocks and tarps. The kitchen is set back into the woods a bit but not to far off the water. 2 Good landings. Great site for kids to run and have fun. Group of 8.
On 6/27/2019 9:24:53 AM, Crystal Magiera said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
6/20/2019

Wasn't our first choice for a site, but ended up being much better than we anticipated. Lots of trees, but doesn't feel claustrophobic. Tons of hammock options. Nice, pine needle flooring throughout. Two good tent pads. Kitchen area is set back from the water, so views are not the greatest, but the trees are not super thick, so you can catch small glimpses of the water from the kitchen. A bit of a rocky path to the latrine. Overall, we were satisfied with this site.
On 6/29/2016 9:54:38 AM, mm24ever said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
9

Max Tent Pads:
9

Visit Date:
9/10/2015

Great site. Lots of room for tents and hammocks. Lots of protection and the ground is like carpet with the soft pine needles under your feet. Would have been a 5 star but the landing didn't make the cut.
On 4/2/2014 3:10:03 PM, Bjammin said:
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Awesome hammock Site
Awesome hammock Site by mm24ever
9/11/2015
Baked potatoes
Baked potatoes by Crystal Magiera
6/20/2019
Kitchen area site 639
Kitchen area site 639 by Crystal Magiera
6/20/2019
Kitchen site 639
Kitchen site 639 by Crystal Magiera
6/20/2019
Site 639
Site 639 by Crystal Magiera
6/20/2019
Campsite 639
Campsite 639 by Crystal Magiera
6/20/2019
The group
The group by Crystal Magiera
6/20/2019
The group
The group by Crystal Magiera
6/20/2019
Group photo
Group photo by Crystal Magiera
6/20/2019
First Night Ribeye's
First Night Ribeye's by Crystal Magiera
6/20/2019
Kitchen
Kitchen by Crystal Magiera
6/20/2019
Camp 639 Horseshoe
Camp 639 Horseshoe by Crystal Magiera
6/20/2019
Ribeyes over the fire
Ribeyes over the fire by Crystal Magiera
Pine grove site
Pine grove site by PirateSquid
9/26/2020

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