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BWCA Campsite 692

Campsite Number: 692   Link to Map
Lake: Little Caribou Lake
Lake Camp Number: 1
Approx. Latitude: 48.06843
Approx. Longitude: -90.26429
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There are 14 member comments about this campsite.


Member Comment 1 - (posted on 08/09/2017)

Camp Info Posted by:
nojobro
Campsite Rating:
4 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
9
Lake:
Little Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
64 - East Bearskin Lake
Camp Notes:
Totally great site, as others have thoroughly noted. I just wanted to add that there are quite a few garter snakes living here in the rock cliffs. We loved them! One was very cool with orange stripes instead of the normal yellow. There was also a giant spider that (with legs) would have filled my palm. Creepy, but totally cool to see. Love this site. So beautiful.

Member Comment 2 - (posted on 07/25/2016)

Camp Info Posted by:
treehorn
Campsite Rating:
4 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
6
Lake:
Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
62 - Clearwater Lake
Approximate Date of Visit:
07/21/2016
Camp Notes:
Pros: Being the only campsite on the lake is awesome. The views are beautiful from the camp perched on the point. Nice firegrate area and general room around camp. Good spot for swimming. Caught a couple fish from shore but didn't produce a ton. Latrine is the best one I've used...it's actually perched up on higher ground whereas most seem to be down in a buggy low spot somewhere. Cons: Tent pads are not ideal...we had 3 tents and there were some roots and rocks to contend with underneath all of them. Climbing up and down to/from the water gets a bit old after a while - there is not a great way to do it. Canoe landing is mediocre - the best we found was next to a downed tree to the north and east of the site. Good amount of traffic going through LC each day. Neutral: Got pretty windy for the majority of each day up on the site. Calm in the morning & evening, but good amount of wind through the middle part of the day. This helped cool us down on hot July days, but in mid September or May or something I can imagine it could make for a cold site. Overall it is a great spot and take my cons as just trying to be truthful and provide information - this site is great.

Member Comment 3 - (posted on 09/21/2015)

Camp Info Posted by:
jasoncarie429
Campsite Rating:
5 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
6
Lake:
Little Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
M - East Bearskin Lake
Approximate Date of Visit:
09/10/2015
Camp Notes:
An amazing spot! It is high up on a cliff on the point so you are surrounded by water on 3 sides. The site is all flat and sits on open rock but the tent pad is tucked nicely back in the trees. Some great ledges to stand and fish from. Since it is high on a ledge and open wind does tend to blow through pretty good but the fire pit is well protected by logs and rocks. Caught a couple of Northerns, one from shore standing on the rocks directly in the middle of the point and the other from the canoe along the north shore about 150 yards west of the point.

Member Comment 4 - (posted on 02/13/2014)

Camp Info Posted by:
leither1028
Campsite Rating:
0 Stars
Lake:
Little Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
-
Approximate Date of Visit:
06/06/2013
Camp Notes:
This campsite has always been full when I go bye.

Member Comment 5 - (posted on 08/21/2012)

Camp Info Posted by:
Nardz
Campsite Rating:
5 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
6
Lake:
Little Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
62 - Clearwater Lake
Approximate Date of Visit:
09/21/2005
Camp Notes:
Awesome view & spacious.

Member Comment 6 - (posted on 04/13/2011)

Camp Info Posted by:
kyleyewongster
Campsite Rating:
5 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
6
Lake:
Little Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
62 - Clearwater Lake
Approximate Date of Visit:
08/05/2010
Camp Notes:
My favorite campsite in the BWCA.

Member Comment 7 - (posted on 01/28/2011)

Camp Info Posted by:
Soledad
Campsite Rating:
4 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
4
Lake:
Little Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
-
Approximate Date of Visit:
02/15/2008
Camp Notes:
Great campsite high above the ice :)

Member Comment 8 - (posted on 01/28/2011)

Camp Info Posted by:
Soledad
Campsite Rating:
4 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
4
Lake:
Little Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
-
Approximate Date of Visit:
02/15/2008
Camp Notes:
Great campsite high above the ice :)

Member Comment 9 - (posted on 07/12/2010)

Camp Info Posted by:
suncountrynwa
Campsite Rating:
4 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
8
Lake:
Little Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
64 - East Bearskin Lake
Approximate Date of Visit:
07/10/2010
Camp Notes:
We stopped here for lunch and a swim, and we all loved it. Great swimming and jumping spots, and very spacious. Plenty of tent pads, but most were rocky. Loooong, uphill hike for the biffy. There's a good spot for landing canoes a bit further up the shore on the east side of the point, connected to the main campsite by a wide trail.

Member Comment 10 - (posted on 05/21/2010)

Camp Info Posted by:
Frenchy19
Campsite Rating:
5 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
6
Lake:
Little Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
64 - East Bearskin Lake
Approximate Date of Visit:
06/01/2008
Camp Notes:
One of my all time favorite sites off the Gunflint. This is where I first brought my daughter Allie, and this is where she fell in love with the BWCA; turtles, otter, moose and fish! I've been amazed at the walleye fishing here on the east end of the lake; nothing huge, but easily caught in shallow water trolling original Rapalas. Also pulled out a 38" northern using the Rap, and have caught more than my share of decent smallies here as well. I try to get this site at least once each summer.

Member Comment 11 - (posted on 09/20/2009)

Camp Info Posted by:
3fe
Campsite Rating:
5 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
6
Lake:
Little Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
64 - East Bearskin Lake
Approximate Date of Visit:
09/15/2009
Camp Notes:
The nicest campsite we have stayed at in 4 trips to the BW. Good landing on east side behind site. Large cooking area with plenty of flat rocks for tables/seats. Nice rock ledge to watch the sunset. Saw a bull moose on the east shore in the evening. A cow moose spent the next morning (3hrs.)in the water in the same spot.

Member Comment 12 - (posted on 08/31/2009)

Camp Info Posted by:
NorthDiver
Campsite Rating:
4 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
9
Lake:
Little Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
62 - Clearwater Lake
Approximate Date of Visit:
08/29/2009
Camp Notes:
This is a nice site with 3 possible tent pads. I think it sees a lot of use, as we had a canoe to the end of the lake to find firewood. The site looks heavily used with scraps of wood where people have cut/split firewood by the fire grate. We did not see anybody traveling past the site the three days that we were there, but I bet it could be a busy lake with canoes going between Caribou and Pine. It is an easy paddle and portage to get to the trail to see Johnson Falls also.

Member Comment 13 - (posted on 08/20/2009)

Camp Info Posted by:
campnscrap
Campsite Rating:
5 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
2
Lake:
Little Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
68 - Pine Lake
Approximate Date of Visit:
07/22/2009
Camp Notes:
Gorgeous campsite. Sits up on a cliff, only campsite on the lake. The hike up to the latrine is a bit much - especially if ya really gotta go ;). Tent pad was okay, lots of rocks for sitting on, drying clothes etc. Had great views and nice swimming. Was nice to have the lake to ourselves, but there was a lot of traffic going between Pine and Caribou. Counted eight groups in one day. We changed our plan and stayed on this site instead of pushing forward because we liked it so much.

Member Comment 14 - (posted on 11/25/2008)

Camp Info Posted by:
landoftheskytintedwater
Campsite Rating:
4 Stars
Max. Group Size Recommended:
6
Lake:
Little Caribou Lake
Entry Point:
64 - East Bearskin Lake
Approximate Date of Visit:
05/25/2008
Camp Notes:
Nice elevated site in middle of the lake. The tent pads are just OK and there is room for about three tents. There are great views out the west of the site and there is a good landing around the point on the east side of the site. Nice having the lake to yourself.
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