Basswood Island Campsites

Rock ledge located on Basswood Island
Rock Ledge at Basswood Island

Access: Sites 1 - 4

To access campsites 1- 4 experienced kayakers may be able to land at this rock ledge on a calm day. Keep in mind that even on a calm day it is still a difficult area to navigate and land. A flight of approximently 15 steps leads from the rock ledge to the top of the bluff.

 
Basswood Site 1

Site 1

Location: South end of island, farthest site East in the clump for four sites.
Amenities: vault toilet (for sites 1-4), picnic table, fire ring, tent pad, food locker.
Access: experienced kayakers may be able to land at the rock ledge on a calm day. A flight of 15 steps leads from the rock ledge to the top of the bluff. All other boaters should land at the dock and hike in.

 
Basswood Site 2

Site 2

Location: south end of island
Amenities: vault toilet (for sites 1-4), picnic table, fire ring, tent pad, food locker
Access: experienced kayakers may be able to land at the rock ledge on a calm day. A flight of approximently 15 steps leads from the rock ledge to the top of the bluff. All other boaters should land at the dock and hike in.

 
Basswood Site 3

Site 3

Location: south end of island
Amenities: vault toilet (for sites 1-4), picnic table, fire ring, tent pad, food locker
Access: experienced kayakers may be able to land at the rock ledge on a calm day. A flight of approximently 15 steps leads from the rock ledge to the top of the bluff. All other boaters should land at the dock and hike in.

 
Basswood Site 4

Site 4

Location: South end of island, farthest site West in cluster of four sites.
Amenities: vault toilet (for sites 1-4), picnic table, fire ring, tent pad, food locker.
Access: experienced kayakers may be able to land at the rock ledge on a calm day. A flight of approximently 15 steps leads from the rock ledge to the top of the bluff. All other boaters should land at the dock and hike in.

 
Forested camping area.

Site 5

Location: 200 yards south of dock; Walk through the group site, and sites 5 and 6 will be to the West along the bluff.
Amenities: vault toilet, picnic table, fire ring, tent pad, food locker.
Access: The site is accessible by landing at the dock. Campers must carry gear up the hill to the sites.

 
Forested camping area.

Site 6

Location: 200 yards South of dock; Walk through the group site, and sites 5 and 6 will be to the West along the bluff.
Amenities: vault toilet, picnic table, fire ring, tent pad, food locker.
Access: The site is accessible by landing at the dock. Campers must carry gear up the hill to the site.

 
Forested camping area.

Group Site A

Location: 200 yards south of dock.
Amenities: vault toilet, two picnic tables, fire ring, food locker.
Access: The site is accessible by landing at the dock. Campers must carry gear up the hill to the site.

Last updated: June 23, 2022

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