Campsites in the BWCA


Campsite along the north shore of Tuscarora Lake.

The following is an alphabetical directory of all the BWCA campsites reviewed on BWCAwild.com. Each campsite review includes photos, a video walk through and a general description of it. The map marker on the scrollable map interface should make it evident which campsite you are selecting below, in the case where there is more than one campsite listed for a particular lake.

The number in parentheses after the lake name is the official U.S. Forest Service Campsite Number -- shown as (1322).

Alphabetical List of BWCA Campsites (by Lake Name)

A
Abinodji Lake Campsite 1 - Only campsite on the lake. Located along the north shoreline
Ahsub Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite behind the island, north shore
Alton Lake Campsite 1 (867) - Middle of three campsites on east shore north of Sawbill Lake portage
Alton Lake Campsite 2 (849) - First campsite south of Sawbill Lake portage on east shore
Alton Lake Campsite 3 (844) - South end of lake west of peninsula near Wonder Lake portage
Alton Lake Campsite 4 (843) - Second campsite south of the Sawbill Lake portage along east shore
Alton Lake Campsite 5 (850) - Third campsite south of the Sawbill Lake portage along east shore
Alton Lake Campsite 6 (847) - Southern most campsite along east shore of Alton Lake
Angleworm Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on north end of the lake, west shore
Angleworm Lake Campsite 2 - Campsite on south end of lake, west shore

B
Baskatong Lake Campsite 1 (2056) - East shoreline of lake
Baskatong Lake Campsite 2 (2057) - West shoreline of lake - CAMPSITE IS CLOSED
Big Lake Campsite 1 (2099) - On the west shore of the lake
Big Lake Campsite 2 (2029) - Middle of largest island (not in BWCA)
Big Lake Campsite 3 (2028) - On south tip of largest island (not in BWCA)
Big Moose Lake Campsite 1 - On north end of lake near the Big Moose Trail
Big Rice Lake Campsite 1 (186) - Only campsite on the lake
Bower Trout Lake Campsite 1 - Middle of the north shoreline
Bower Trout Lake Campsite 2 - On the south shore of the lake
Bruin Lake Campsite 1 - Next to the Little Gabbro Lake portage

C
Carl Lake Campsite 1 (775) - Only campsite on the lake
Cherokee Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on the north end of large island in north end of lake
Crooked Lake Campsite 1 - On the north shore about 1/4 mile west of Owl Lake portage
Cross Bay Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite at the south end of the lake near Rib Lake portage
Cross Bay Lake Campsite 2 - At the sharp bend in the mid-point of lake on west shore

D

E
Ella Hall Lake Campsite 1 - CAMPSITE CLOSED. Campsite on island near Mud Lake portage

F
Fall Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on south end, east side of Mile Island
Fall Lake Campsite 2 - Campsite on north tip of Mile Island
Fall Lake Campsite 3 - Second campsite from north tip of Mile Island
Fall Lake Campsite 4 - ABANDONED - Third campsite from north tip of Mile Island
Fishhook Lake Campsite 1 (2307) - Only campsite on lake and along Brule Lake Trail
Found Lake Campsite 1 (1304) - Only campsite on lake
French Lake Campsite 1 - On north shore of the lake

G
Gabbro Lake Campsite 1 - In the channel between Gabbro Lake and Little Gabbro Lake
Gabbro Lake Campsite 2 - At start of channel to Little Gabbro Lake
Gillis Lake Campsite 1 - Only campsite on east side of the lake
Gillis Lake Campsite 2 - West end of lake just west of Fern Lake portage
Gordon Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on north end of the lake
Gordon Lake Campsite 2 - Campsite on the south end of the lake

H
Ham Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on the prominent north point of the lake
Ham Lake Campsite 2 - Furthest east campsite on the lake
Ham Lake Campsite 3 - Western most campsite on the lake by the channel

I
Isabella Lake Campsite 1 (1923) - First site west of Entry Point 35 on south shore
Isabella Lake Campsite 2 (1924) - Just east of BWCA Entry Point 35 on south shore
Isabella Lake Campsite 3 (1922) - NOT FOUND (07/25/2021). Second site west of Entry Point 35 on south shore
Isabella River Campsite 1 (1927) - Shared campsite with Powwow Trail

J

K
Karl Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on north end of lake by Long Island Lake portage
Kawishiwi Lake Campsite 1 (1012) - Just east of BWCA Entry Point 37 landing
Kawishiwi Lake Campsite 2 (1011) - South most of the four campsites on east shoreline
Kawishiwi Lake Campsite 3 (1007) - Only island campsite on the lake
Kawishiwi Lake Campsite 4 (1010) - On point on east shore just north of island
Kawishiwi Lake Campsite 5 (1006) - North most campsite on lake just west of Kawishiwi River outlet
Kawishiwi Lake Campsite 6 (1009) - Back in the bay on east shoreline of lake
Kawishiwi Lake Campsite 7 (1008) - North most campsite along the east shore of lake
Kelso Lake Campsite 1 - South most of three campsites on east shore of lake
Kelso Lake Campsite 2 - Middle of the three campsites on the east shore of lake
Kelso Lake Campsite 3 - North most of three campsites on east shore of lake
Koma Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on north shore of lake

L
Lake One Campsite 1 (2302) - North shore of the large northeast bay
Lake One Campsite 2 (1675) - South shore just east of channel separating the lakes two halves
Lake One Campsite 3 (1673) - Near mid-lake in middle of point that extends east from north shore
Lake One Campsite 4 (1672) - Near mid-lake at west end of point that extends east from north shore
Lake One Campsite 5 (1677) - On south side of point located on east shoreline in south part of lake
Lake One Campsite 6 (1676) - Middle of three campsites on east shore in south part of lake
Lake One Campsite 7 (1674) - North most of three campsites on east shore in south part of lake
Lake One Campsite 8 (1678) - West end of large island in southern part of lake
Lake One Campsite 9 (1671) - Just east of the Confusion Lake portage
Lake One Campsite 10 (1670) - Just west of the Confusion Lake portage
Lapond Lake Campsite 1 (187) - Only campsite on the lake
Little Gabbro Lake Campsite 1 - East side of north channel leading to Dam 1
Little Gabbro Lake Campsite 2 - West side of north channel leading to Dam 1
Little Gabbro Lake Campsite 3 - Just north of BWCA Entry Point 33 portage
Little Trout Lake Campsite 1 - On island by Rum Lake portage
Little Trout Lake Campsite 2 - East end of lake on point
Little Trout Lake Campsite 3 - Just east of Misquah Lake portage
Long Island Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on point just northeast of Long Island River mouth
Long Island Lake Campsite 2 - Campsite just north of Long Island River mouth on west shore
Long Island Lake Campsite 3 - Campsite on prominent point on west shore of lake
Lux Lake Campsite 1 (774) - Only campsite on the lake

M
Misquah Lake Campsite 1 (773) - Only campsite on the lake
Missing Link Lake Campsite 1 - North side of lake
Missing Link Lake Campsite 2 - South end of lake
Missing Link Lake Campsite 3 - Mid-lake point
Moose Lake Campsite 1 (1661) - North shore of lake just east of Wind Lake portage
Moose Lake Campsite 2 (1309) - East most campsite on north shoreline
Moose Lake Campsite 3 (1306) - North most campsite on lake
Mud Lake Campsite 1 - ABANDONED - Southeast shore of lake
Mud Lake Campsite 2 - NOT FOUND - North shore of lake just east of Ella Hall Lake portage
Mudro Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on point on north shore - only campsite on lake

N
Newfound Lake Campsite 1 (1305) - Southwest of Skull Lake portage on east shoreline
Newfound Lake Campsite 2 (1311) - West shore and southwest down shoreline from Found Lake portage
Newfound Lake Campsite 3 (1320) - On point just east of the Found Lake portage
Newfound Lake Campsite 4 (1303) - Near middle of the north shore on Horseshoe Island
Newfound Lake Campsite 5 (1302) - Near the southeast point of Horseshoe Island

O

P
Pigeon River Campsite 1 - Grand Portage National Monument campground at Fort Charlotte

Q

R
Range Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite in northwest corner of lake - Only campsite on the lake
Rib Lake Campsite 1 - Only campsite on lake along east shoreline
Rifle Lake Campsite 1 - Along north shore near Bridge Lake portage. Only campsite on lake
Rock Island Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on prominent point along northeast shore of lake

S
Sandpit Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite in middle of north shore - Only campsite on the lake
Sawbill Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on very north end of the lake
Sawbill Lake Campsite 2 - Campsite on prominent point due east of Alton Lake portage
Sawbill Lake Campsite 3 - Just east of Alton Lake portage
Sedative Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite not maintained by U.S. Forest Service; it is in Spider Lake PMA
Slim Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on west shore behind island
Smoke Lake Campsite 1 - Northern most campsite on east shore behind island
Smoke Lake Campsite 2 - Southern most campsite on east shore
Snipe Lake Campsite 1 - Entrance to NW bay on point
Square Lake Campsite 1 (1014) - East most campsite on south shore
Square Lake Campsite 2 (1015) - West most campsite on south shore
Sunhigh Lake Campsite 1 (842) - Only campsite on the lake

T
Town Lake Campsite 1 - The only campsite on the lake. It is along the lakes south shore
Tuscarora Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on north shore of lake
Tuscarora Lake Campsite 2 - Just north of Ahgoday Lake
Tuscarora Lake Campsite 3 - NE point of lake at entrance to north bay
Tuscarora Lake Campsite 4 - South shoreline behind the small island

U-Z
Whale Lake Campsite 1 - Campsite on north shore of lake (for use by hikers of Brule Lake Trail/Eagle Mountain Trails)
Whale Lake Campsite 2 - Campsite is on SW shore of lake (for use by hikers of Brule Lake Trail/Eagle Mountain Trails)
Wonder Lake Campsite 1 (841) - This is the south most of the two campsites on the lake
Wonder Lake Campsite 2 (840)- This is north most of the two campsites on the lake
Wood Lake Campsite 1 - Located on island on east side of south bay
Wood Lake Campsite 2 - On southwest shore of south bay of lake
Wood Lake Campsite 3 - This campsite is located in mid-lake narrows
Wood Lake Campsite 4 - Campsite in north bay on south shore just east of Hula Lake portage
Wood Lake Campsite 5 - NOT FOUND - Map shows it would be in northwest bay of lake

 
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