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BWCA Campsite 870 on Alton

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Status:
Open/Potential

Lake:

Latitude:
47.88986

Longitude:
-90.89772

# of Ratings:
4

Avg Rating:

Avg Good Tent Pads:
3

Avg Max Tent Pads:
4
Date:
Permit availability information from Recreation.gov
 
 
On 10/22/2019 3:24:42 PM, sublib said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
10/17/2019

This is a classic camp site. Prominently situated 10-15 feet above the water on a bedrock out cropping. Ample tent options; potentially very windy up top, but good options for covered kitchen area off the NW side-- out of the wind. The vault toilet is about 150 yards to the east of the fire pit, across the little cove and up the hill in the woods. Excellently situated for excursions on Alton, Kelso and western Sawbill. Look for the trail to the north from the canoe landing area which leads to the Kelso River (nine or so rods). When Alton is windy, the Kelso River is sheltered.
On 7/20/2018 9:17:20 AM, Ben Strege said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
2

Max Tent Pads:
3

Visit Date:
6/26/2017

A great site. The landing is very nice (unlike the rest of the sites on Alton) - a sandy beach. The campsite is on a small peninsula, and there are sandy beaches on both sides of the peninsula. One of the beaches was underwater when we were there because the water was high. The tent pads are nice and flat. There is one very large tent pad, and I'm not sure how many tents would fit on it. There is a nice view of the lake from the kitchen - it is basically a rock overlooking the lake. There is also an alternative landing on the Kelso River side. It is an alternative to the 10-rod portage to the west (not a great alternative, but an alternative).
On 7/14/2017 6:34:07 PM, Northwoodsman said:
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Didn't stay here but checked it out. Beautiful little beach at the landing. Great views from the site which sits up on a ledge. It looks like any rain would run right through camp however due to the large smooth rocky areas. It would be worth it however. Also people say that you can get to the Kelso channel that leads right into Sawbill Lake.
On 10/2/2015 12:32:43 PM, tab1324 said:
Rating:

Good Tent Pads:
3

Max Tent Pads:
4

Visit Date:
9/25/2015

Wonderful site - best we found on Alton. Elevated rock for kitchen area. Only downside might be wind cover. Amazing views from the elevated kitchen area. Plenty of space and even has a nice sandy beach for the kids
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Campsite 870
Campsite 870 by Ben Strege
6/26/2017
Campsite 870
Campsite 870 by Ben Strege
6/26/2017
Campsite 870
Campsite 870 by Ben Strege
6/26/2017
Campsite 870
Campsite 870 by Ben Strege
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Campsite 870
Campsite 870 by Ben Strege
6/26/2017
Campsite 870
Campsite 870 by Ben Strege
6/26/2017
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