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04/19/2022 12:46PM  
I'm planning on spending a night a the campground before heading into the bdub. So I'm wondering how many tents are allowed on a campsite? I see a maximum of 9 people but no tent # restriction. Also would there be enough room for 3 tents if three tents are allowed?
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Northwoodsman
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04/19/2022 01:06PM  
It's probably best to reach out to Sawbill Outfitters and ask about the rules. I have stayed at several sites that easily can accommodate two large tents and maybe 3 or 4. Not sure about drainage though in a heavy rain. It's a great campground and the operators don't get any better.
gravelroad
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04/19/2022 03:31PM  
The limit is the number of bodies, not how closely they're packed together:

"Maximum of nine people per site. There is space for one vehicle and one towed vehicle (such as a boat trailer). Additional vehicles on the site require additional half fee and must park on the spur. No vehicles may park on the grass or where they impede traffic."

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04/19/2022 04:35PM  

When will you be there? I will be in site #5 from May 23 for 4 nights.
WHendrix
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04/19/2022 04:41PM  
I've been there many times and every campsite I've been on would have easily accommodated 3 or more tents. A really nice feature of that campground is that they have showers at the outfitters site ( for a price).
04/19/2022 06:22PM  
Sounds like it will work fine. Will be there July 10th and head into Sawbill on the 11th.
theshrewdloon
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04/20/2022 08:27AM  
I'm a regular there and I've seen people pack a lot of tents and hammocks into one site.

Last year during the fishing opener weekend a group of probably nine guys showed up at the site next to mine and I swear they each had their own sleep system. At least four tents, a few hammocks, and there were even hammocks doubled up vertically on trees. It was actually quite ridiculous and they were disruptive af.

Please be noise conscious if you've got a group.
04/20/2022 08:35PM  
The sites are pretty big. People park Motorhomes in them
dustytrail
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04/21/2022 07:45AM  
theshrewdloon: "I'm a regular there and I've seen people pack a lot of tents and hammocks into one site.


Last year during the fishing opener weekend a group of probably nine guys showed up at the site next to mine and I swear they each had their own sleep system. At least four tents, a few hammocks, and there were even hammocks doubled up vertically on trees. It was actually quite ridiculous and they were disruptive af.


Please be noise conscious if you've got a group. "


I think I must have been camped beside that group in 2020. They had hammocks stacked like bunk beds. Where up into the wee hours being very loud. Only bad experience I have ever had there.
Michwall2
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04/21/2022 09:54AM  
Captn Tony: "Sounds like it will work fine. Will be there July 10th and head into Sawbill on the 11th."

I would make a reservation for a site @ recreation.gov.

I could see July 10 being pretty busy there. Only about half the sites are reserve-able. The others are first come first served. A lot of people travel there and take day trips into the BW.

04/22/2022 04:40PM  
I got a reservation.
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