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02/18/2021 06:43PM  
Stayed here last summer and it's a nice campsite. probably 3.5 to 4 depending on what's important. I like rocks at the waterline to lounge on and fish from, there is a nice granite shelf here. Which, by the way, I caught 7 19 inch walleyes from over 4 days (and some smallies and pike).

There are a few good tent sites, compact but level. Also a large flat area on the second tier above the fir area that would be a great spot for a larger tent, or as we used it, a great spot for a tarp with a view of both the fire grate and the lake. It's not outstanding in any particular way, but very comfortable for a night to a few.

My tent site was up a trail maybe 35 yards with a nice flat area and a view. Mine is a 2 man tent, could probably fit a 4 man.

A nice flat area on the second tier of the camp area, could be a tent site, we used it as a tarp site which kept us dry and happy in a few rainstorms.

We watched a few incredibly large flocks of geese flying overhead, this is one of the largest I have ever seen.

Good sunset views

The Vern River is about a 15 minute paddle away and is an excellent daytrip. Easy, very scenic and good fishing for smallies and walleyes.
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02/22/2021 04:35PM  
Awesome, just picked up a Homer permit for a mid summer quick solo. That honestly looks like a perfect spot! Looks like a fun area for my short trip.
02/22/2021 05:33PM  
OMG if you have a large tarp and a solo or small tent that second tier could give you a great tent spot and rain protection with a tarp overhead.

If you get a nice day to explore the Vern River you will love it. Bring a fishing rod with slip bobber and some leeches and fish above and below the narrow areas and hold on. (I am sure other methods would work fine too).

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06/24/2023 09:44AM  
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