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BWCA Campsite 771

Campsite Number: 771   Link to Map
Lake: Vista Lake
Lake Camp Number: 1
Approx. Latitude: 47.98937
Approx. Longitude: -90.48214
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There are 9 member comments about this campsite.


Member Comment 1 - (posted on 05/22/2015)

Camp Info Posted by:
x2jmorris
Campsite Rating:
4 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
8
Lake:
Vista Lake
Entry Point:
47 - Lizz and Swamp Lakes
Approximate Date of Visit:
05/20/2015
Camp Notes:
Stayed here for 3 nights. It is the best site on Vista Lake however I wasn't as impressed as others have been. I found the canoe landing average at best. The more secluded tent pad was really muddy (though it would be nice if it were dry). So we stayed on the other tent pad that is more in the open. This was ok but it will barely fit a 4 person tent and is not comfortable at all due to the roots and rocks. I would stop somewhere on Vista along the way and grab some wood as the site is pretty much picked over. Other than that it has a nice view and fishing is decent from shore. It is a nice rock to just lay on also.

Member Comment 2 - (posted on 09/27/2011)

Camp Info Posted by:
WhiteWolf
Campsite Rating:
4 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
6
Lake:
Vista Lake
Entry Point:
45 - Morgan Lake
Approximate Date of Visit:
09/22/2011
Camp Notes:
Site sits about 12' above the lake. 2 canoe landings on either side with the better on the right as you approach the site. Both have a rather short but steep ascent to the main camp area. Plenty of shade with a mix of pine and poplar. Best tent site sits about 10 yards in a low spot behind the firepit with other slightly closer and more exposed. Path to the loo is quite rugged and about 10 rods. Fishing can be done and quite deep right off the site (8-10") Imagine this would be a good early season spot. Could be buggy with a south wind in the warmer months. On my Top 10 list for sites in the BW.

Member Comment 3 - (posted on 08/18/2011)

Camp Info Posted by:
NatesBS
Campsite Rating:
5 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
8
Lake:
Vista Lake
Entry Point:
49 - Skipper and Portage Lakes
Approximate Date of Visit:
08/15/2006
Camp Notes:
Beautiful site. Very Large, good canoe parking around the side. Only one other site on the lake. The Big Rocks out front are awesome for laying down, and napping.

Member Comment 4 - (posted on 07/26/2010)

Camp Info Posted by:
mnbackpacker
Campsite Rating:
5 Stars
Entry Point:
45 - Morgan Lake
Approximate Date of Visit:
07/15/2007
Camp Notes:
My 2nd favorite campsite in all of the bwcwa!!! Too bad i had a terrible campmate!!!!! Awesome site with a great sloping rock down to the lake, what a view at sunset. Spent a night ALONE on giant boulder in the water to the east of the site. Best solo night ever

Member Comment 5 - (posted on 06/08/2010)

Camp Info Posted by:
croixboy96
Campsite Rating:
5 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
5
Lake:
Vista Lake
Entry Point:
45 - Morgan Lake
Approximate Date of Visit:
10/15/2009
Camp Notes:
First and only site I've camped at in the BWCA. After finding this site we decided to base camp from it. Beautiful views from the fire, great rock in front to fish from, two "garages" for your canoes.

Member Comment 6 - (posted on 01/08/2010)

Camp Info Posted by:
bobby726
Campsite Rating:
4 Stars
Lake:
Vista Lake
Entry Point:
47 - Lizz and Swamp Lakes
Camp Notes:
Great site high on the rocks with great views. Select this site and you'll know why they call it Vista Lake. The photo is from the large island to the east looking towards the campsite.

Member Comment 7 - (posted on 12/10/2009)

Camp Info Posted by:
Boppa
Campsite Rating:
4 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
6
Lake:
Vista Lake
Entry Point:
47 - Lizz and Swamp Lakes
Approximate Date of Visit:
08/30/2009
Camp Notes:
A nice canoe landing but a hike up a slope to a nice tent pad and a great firegrate area. Great lake view, nice sunning rock. A keeper.

Member Comment 8 - (posted on 09/15/2007)

Camp Info Posted by:
Joni
Campsite Rating:
3 Stars
Lake:
Vista Lake
Entry Point:
47 - Lizz and Swamp Lakes
Approximate Date of Visit:
09/12/2007
Camp Notes:
Here's a photo of the island across from this site.

Member Comment 9 - (posted on 09/15/2007)

Camp Info Posted by:
Joni
Campsite Rating:
3 Stars
Lake:
Vista Lake
Entry Point:
47 - Lizz and Swamp Lakes
Approximate Date of Visit:
09/12/2007
Camp Notes:
I confess I only looked at this site from the water so I can't tell you how many people it will accomodate. But the fact that it is across from an incredibly beautiful island on an incredibly beautiful lake has me thinking that it will be my next campsite in the BWCAW.
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