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About Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Cherokee Lake Backcountry Camping
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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Cherokee Lake Backcountry Camping is located in Minnesota
47.9634 N
-90.8016 W
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2 Reviews of Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Cherokee Lake Backcountry Camping
The most incredible trip I’ve been on so far!

This area is insanely beautiful and serene. You’ve got to be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time though! Lots of campsites in different lakes to choose from. We stayed on Crab Lake and had an entire island all to ourselves. 200+ rod portage, all well worth it. Plenty of fishing too. It’s the absolute perfect spot to unplug from the world and truly live in the wild. We plan to go back at least once every year!

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Spacious Campsite with Beautiful Views, but Very Sparse Fishing

This campsite is very spacious, enough room for all 3 of our tents and 3 hammocks (and there was even room for more!). There are sunny, open spaces for tents, as well as very wooded, shady spaces.

There was a small landing area for the canoes.

There is a large rocky point that the sun hits throughout the day and allows you to watch the sunset in the evening. We spent multiple days fishing off of this point, with little luck. We caught 1 northern from this point. We tried fishing from other spots in the lake and only came up with 2 more northerns… tad disappointing. 

On the opposite side of the island you can canoe (we tried to walk and couldn't find a path) to a cliff (25-30feet) that is great for jumping! You can walk up a clear path to the top. You cannot see the bottom or touch when jumping in.

The campfire/cooking area is large with plenty of logs to sit on. Also, the latrine is located on a well-traveled path up into the woods.

Overall this campsite was wonderful and would have gotten 5 stars if it wasn't for the lack of fish!