Ferris, it is definitely easier to go in from the East Bearskin landing, a short 35 minute paddle to portage to Crocodile Lake. The portage is around 100 rods and is steep at times but overall not that bad.
Here are some pics from the furthest East campsite on Crocodile, looks like hammock oppportunities:
This is from the second campsite going west to east, in my opinion the best site on the lake but maybe less conducive to hammocks:
A site we saw from this campsite:
Hope you like to walleye fish, it can be really good there. Have a great trip.