BWCA Campsite 738 on Crystal

You must login to upload photos

You can click on the campsites, portages, and lakes on the map to go to their respective pages. To see the campsite on a fully interactive map, click on the "View on Interactive Map" link found below.
Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
48.04997

Longitude:
-90.22491

# of Ratings:
6

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
2

Avg Max Tent Pads:
3
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 8/24/2020 9:23:20 PM, eagle98mn said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
8/20/2020

Spent one night here after finding Canoe full. What a treat to be so far down the lake! The seclusion was complete. The lake is pretty narrow, giving a more intimate feel than some of the other larger lakes in the area. There is a nice rock slab for southern star-gazing. My only complaint was that the tent pads have a bit of a slope to them. Not awful, but enough to wake me as I slowly slid off my pad. I heard a wolf pack howling at 2 AM - pretty sure they were near the southern shore directly across from the campsite!
On 7/1/2020 12:20:59 PM, sublib said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
1

Max Tent Pads:
2

Visit Date:
6/23/2020

This is a nice, secluded campsite. Crystal Lake is beautiful and would appear to have numerous excellent fishing spots. Since this campsite sits at the eastern end of the lake, it takes some work to get to it. Although it is situated very close to the portage from Crystal to Spaulding (which then leads to Bench), those are not well traveled lakes, so we saw very few people during our six day stay (like 3, total). It was very nice. The campsite is situated on a slope; Comfortable tent pads looked limited, but we found the site to be perfect for two hammocks. I heard a low humming all night, and in the day when the wind was calm. I've also heard the same humming on Alton. (Hoveland Hum?) My son couldn't hear it.
On 6/13/2020 4:46:40 PM, IHearTheRain said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
8/23/2019

Quite south facing campsite. If you don't mind being spread out, you can find at least 3 good tent pads. Landing area is decent and swimming out front on a sunny day is a must. Best campsite if you want to fish for brook trout on Bench Lake and day trip to Johnson Falls.
On 6/28/2019 10:35:39 AM, joshandersonphotography said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
1

Max Tent Pads:
2

Visit Date:
6/12/2019

This site was quite and away from the traffic of Canoe! The site would not be great for tent set up but we had 4 people hammock camping and you couldn't beat it! Great landing, nice fire pit, decent Latrine, everything was great except the fishing.
On 2/2/2017 8:07:49 PM, bwbrian said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
1

Max Tent Pads:
2

Visit Date:

Nice secluded site off the main travel route. Tent pads are not the best on this site. A little exposed to the elements on this site - it was very cold and windy when we were here, so perhaps any site would have felt a little exposed. Fun day-trip over to Spaulding and Bench Lakes from here.
On 7/26/2016 2:05:48 PM, tailwindtommy said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
7/23/2016

Off the beaten path on beautiful Crystal Lake, this site was a good stop for us during our 3N loop from East Bearskin. Several nice pines for shelter if raining or windy, decent cooking area and good bear trees. Smaller site for a couple of tents, but we enjoyed this one. Next to no traffic at all... very private.
The following information was kindly provided by J. Archer Harris from his website Paddler's Campsite Database (PCD) for Quetico Park. Please support his website and the paddling community by posting campsite ratings there as well as here.
Link to PCD:

PCD Rating:

Tent Pads:
You must be logged in
to rate campsites.
Overall Rating:
Good Tent Pads:
Select the number of good tent pads found at the site
Max Tent Pads:
Select the maximum number of tent pads found at the site (how many can you squeeze in?)
Visit Date:
The approximate date that you visited the campsite
Description:
Public/Private:
Public   Private
Calm night on crystal
Calm night on crystal by joshandersonphotography
Fire pit area
Fire pit area by joshandersonphotography
Cooking Onion Rings & Trout
Cooking Onion Rings & Trout by IHearTheRain
8/24/2019

The website shown below is not a part of Paddle Planner.com. The Paddler's Campsite Database (PCD) for Quetico Park is not associated with Paddle Planner.com, and Paddle Planner.com is not responsible for the content of the PCD. This form, though, is provided for convenience, and you are encouraged to submit Quetico campsite ratings to both Paddle Planner.com and the PCD.