BWCA Campsite 764 on Winchell

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
47.99219

Longitude:
-90.63313

# of Ratings:
4

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
2

Avg Max Tent Pads:
4
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 6/15/2020 10:35:55 AM, lindsayt said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
6/13/2020

This is a really nice site. At first it seems huge and sprawling, but since almost all that sprawling area is exposed rock, the usable portion of the site ends up being a midsized site. For two people with one backpacking tent it still ended up being huge, but the two good tent pads would both be tight for a big basecamp-style tent. It's really a lovely site though, with plenty of sunny areas, plenty of shaded areas, and lots of trees for those who want to hammock. Beautiful landing / beach area back around the back of the site. The latrail is a rocky, steep climb up a hill. This is *not* a site for people with any mobility issues.
On 9/26/2019 5:21:14 PM, jsusag said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
9/19/2019

Best site I've visited in the BWCA. Plenty of space, great views from the point, and lot's of options for gathering firewood. Two good tent pads that are relatively sheltered and a couple good trees for hammocks, including one spot that over looks the lake. Pro tip: There is a cliff on the south side of Winchell with an easy trail that can be hard to find. Spectacular views from that cliff so definitely worth the paddle over, the trail opening is just west of the rock face, with a area to land your boat, it's an obvious trail so you should know when you're in the right place.
On 10/24/2017 10:55:22 AM, Garny04 said:
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Good Tent Pads:
2

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Visit Date:
7/17/2017

Great Site with views. It has a nice swimming bay and cooking area. The latrine is a hike up hill... would not want to do that in the dark. Lots of trees for hammocks.
On 9/26/2017 8:38:19 PM, eggiweg said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

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Visit Date:
9/20/2017

Nice protected tent site, pretty good cooking area, good bear trees and hammock trees, terrific huge rocky point with great views.
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.
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Lovely rocky point
Lovely rocky point by eggiweg
9/20/2017
Winchell campsite
Winchell campsite by eggiweg
9/20/2017
Swimming at Winchell
Swimming at Winchell by eggiweg
9/20/2017
Winchell sunset
Winchell sunset by eggiweg
9/20/2017
Winchell sunrise from the hammock
Winchell sunrise from the hammock by eggiweg
9/21/2017

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