Boundary Waters, Message Board, Forum, BWCA, BWCAW, Quetico Park
Chat Rooms (0 Chatting)  |  Search  |   Login/Join
* For the benefit of the community, commercial posting is not allowed.
 Boundary Waters Quetico Forum
    Trip Reports
       Trip Report - Big Island Lake Wilderness, at last!
          Reply
Date/Time: 08/12/2022 02:47PM
Trip Report - Big Island Lake Wilderness, at last!

* Help stop spam. Please enter the lake name you see over the flying moose.

  

Previous Messages:
Author Message Text
oldgentleman 10/02/2010 06:00PM
quote kanoes: "looks and sounds wonderful! thanks for the report jason!"


Jan, How do ya like that tent? Spiffy, eh?
oldgentleman 10/02/2010 05:32PM
quote BWPaddler: "Awesome! Nice to know. So unlike Sylvania, there's no reservation system? First come first served like BWCA?



Thanks for the report!"



Yes, and unlike the BWCA there's no permit required. Just self register at the parking lot and head on in.


I'm sure if usage increases there will eventually be a permit system. The 4 guys from Illinois that were going in as I was coming out had been there in August, and there were people there then, but still not that many.


Also, most lakes have only 1 camp site. Big Island Lake and Townline Lake have 2.
oldgentleman 10/02/2010 04:35PM
quote bapabear: "Thanks for your report. How are you liking Gander Mt?"


Dunno yet.
Monday, October 4 is my first day.
I think it'll be fun.
bapabear 10/01/2010 09:37PM
Thanks for your report. How are you liking Gander Mt?
jcavenagh 10/01/2010 08:00PM
Great report. This is a place that I can get to from the Chicago area for a long weekend. I'm about to take the plunge and make this canoeing my main activity. It's taken years to get here...Why? I don't know.
Anyway, thanks for filling me in on this little jewel.
AndySG 10/01/2010 04:26PM
Good report Oldgent. Looks like I'll have to put the BILW on my bucket list of places to visit. I liked the photo of the leaves in the water.
kanoes 10/01/2010 12:33PM
looks and sounds wonderful! thanks for the report jason!
Nigal 09/30/2010 07:53PM
Since reading this trip report I have done some research and have decided a trip north is in order soon after ice out. Mapquest says it is 9.5 hours drive which will be worth the drive.


Thanks for the report!
BWPaddler 09/30/2010 04:35PM
Awesome! Nice to know. So unlike Sylvania, there's no reservation system? First come first served like BWCA?


Thanks for the report!
oldgentleman 09/30/2010 12:16PM
quote Bannock: "Thanks! It sounds a lot like Sylvania Wilderness, also in the UP."


I've been to Sylvania once. BILW gets a lot fewer visitors.
Bannock 09/29/2010 10:10PM
Thanks! It sounds a lot like Sylvania Wilderness, also in the UP.
lars54 09/29/2010 09:05PM
nice report and thanks for the pictures
muddy 09/29/2010 06:59AM
Nice!


I googled BILW...outside my range but looks wonderful!
oldgentleman 09/28/2010 08:56PM
New Trip Report posted by oldgentleman

Trip Name: Big Island Lake Wilderness, at last!.

Entry Point: Other

Click Here to View Trip Report

Community Links


 Poll: Should we keep trip reports in the listening point forum?
(120 responses)