BWCA Campsite 782 on Marshall

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
47.93721

Longitude:
-90.47938

# of Ratings:
4

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
1

Avg Max Tent Pads:
3
Date:
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On 8/23/2021 12:36:25 PM, sublib said:
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1

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2

Visit Date:
5/16/2021

This little site is tucked away at the west end of Marshall Lake, south of the mouth of the creek flowing into Marshall from the west. The site is secluded, and very private. Having the creek w/in 50 yards is a big plus. The creek is between this site and the portage out of Marshall. I used this site with my son. We have a 3-person tent and there was one tent pad that worked just fine. There are other tent pad possibilities, but they each had roots or rocks that probably would make sleeping more than one person a bit tricky. Lots of good hammock options. Good trees for a kitchen tarp. Bugs not too bad when we were there. Canoe landing is a little rocky but not much of a problem. We originally intended to get in to Swan, but ended up cutting it short and staying on Marshall because we liked the seclusion afforded by this site. Early in the season, not many people traveling through. We were there for three nights and only saw one group (but they never saw us). Fishing for Northerns on Marshall was fun and plentiful. Beautiful rainbow (in the sky) the first evening we were in there. Trumpeter Swans were present on the water and in the air. Most people would probably not rate this site 4 stars. I really enjoyed this trip with my son, and a lot of that resulted from our selecting this location. This site lacks the rock outcroppings, big tent pads and open space, I often associate with 4 star sites. But for a small number of people, craving seclusion and nice views of the lake... and a beautiful creek, this site is a 4 in my book.
On 7/18/2020 1:41:40 PM, rertel said:
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Visit Date:
6/22/2020

Another nice little campsite. It's not a "destination site" but it's a good place to spend a night or two. The path to the falls is not long but there isn't much of a clearing to fish from. We decided the canoe was a much better option. The fire grate seating is rather shabby--just some logs laid directly on the ground, so it isn't too comfortable and is only on the side facing the lake. It has a view of the lake, but not oriented for sunrise or set. The latrine trail is average for BWCA. A clear path leads along the lakeside to a large beaver lodge. It's near the portage, but we didn't see anyone during our stay. I did see an otter scamper across the front of the campsite near dusk, though.
On 7/18/2020 12:15:28 PM, Ben Strege said:
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Good Tent Pads:
1

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
7/16/2020

Small, flat site covered in pine needles. Pretty good view of the lake even though it is semi-blocked by the trees.There is a trail to the rapids, but I did not see how you would fish from shore since there is a large cedar tree overhanging the rock you would stand on. Landing was OK - the landings on all three of the campsites on Bower Trout and Marshall were similar in that there was very little space to park the canoe and unload.
On 2/15/2014 11:50:36 PM, bwbrian said:
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This is a small site without a lot of open space and almost no rock. While the site itself is not great, it has the lake to itself and there is a trail to the rapids nearby where the fishing is excellent for walleye and smallmouth.
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