BWCA Camping around Little Saganaga Loop Entry 52 Boundary Waters Trip Planning Forum
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member (21)member
03/22/2022 02:06PM  
We are looking to do the Gillis, Gabimichimagami, little Saganaga loop at the end of May 2022. We are hammock campers and wondering if anyone knows if the sites around these lakes are good for hammock camping currently?
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03/22/2022 02:45PM  
You will have no trouble finding good hammock sites on Little Sag. The northern most sites such as 819 might be an exception due to an old burn area. We stayed at 820 (just south of it) and it would be fine for hammocks. I can't speak to the other lakes on your route since Little Sag is my destination of choice when in the area.
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03/22/2022 02:52PM  

I don't sleep in a hammock but, never had a problem finding hammock trees in that area.

Here's a couple trip reports. Beaches, flowers and storms

First fish and a walking stick

Hammock photos from Gabimichigami & Gillis lakes
member (21)member
03/23/2022 10:29AM  
Thank you for the replies.

Hopefully others can comment on Gillis and Gabimichimagami
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03/24/2022 06:54PM  
I stayed at 503 on Gillis a few years ago with a group of 4 including 3 hangers. Most maps show this campsite in the burn area but the area directly around the site was spared. There are at least 2 other sites on Gillis that you could hang a couple hammocks at (505, 507). Round Lake to Gillis is not an easy day if you're packing heavy. I did not check out the sites on Brant.
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03/25/2022 11:19AM  
we went through there last summer 505 0n Gillis could hang a couple
stayed on 808 on Gabi and that was a very nice site with plenty of trees to hang from
03/30/2022 12:35PM  
I was in that area 2 or 3 years after the Seagull Lake Fire. The areas in between Gabi, Gillis and Little Sag took a hit. However, there are still good hammock trees on all three lakes. With the best trees on the East side of Gillis, the West side of Gabi, and the West and South of Little Sag.
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