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Nels Lake Back country campsites

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USDA Forest Service

This is one of our Backcountry sites which is a near- wilderness single party site and is accessible only by foot or boat. These sites are first come, first served. There are 2 sites on this lake, each have a fire grate, a latrine and may have a picnic table. A few reminders: Hang food packs, put…

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  • Tent Sites


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  • Picnic Table
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1 Review of Nels Lake Back country campsites

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Janet R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2017

Nels Lake backcountry campsites on the Echo Trail

Nels Lake is off the Echo Trail north and west of Ely. It is within the Superior National Forest and has an access to the Boundary Water Canoe Area, but the campsites are just outside the official BWCA border. Nels Lake has several backcountry campsites on the lake, all of which ate paddle-in…

  • Beautiful view of Nels Lake at the campsite
  • Hike in trail from parking lot at canoe launch
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Month of VisitJune


Nels Lake Back country campsites is located in Minnesota


48.0196763 N
91.905276 W

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