Description

Campers in need of an excellent base camp for access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness should definitely put Sawbill Lake on their shortlists. You might not want to leave camp, though! The thick pine forest gives every campsite fantastic privacy, and you might just feel like you and your crew are all alone in the woods (there’s hardly a better feeling, as far as we’ Continue reading...
Campers in need of an excellent base camp for access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness should definitely put Sawbill Lake on their shortlists. You might not want to leave camp, though! The thick pine forest gives every campsite fantastic privacy, and you might just feel like you and your crew are all alone in the woods (there’s hardly a better feeling, as far as we’re concerned). The campground is perched on top of a hill overlooking the lake, and some of the heavily wooded sites will even give you a teasing glimpse of the immaculate water.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
27
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Sewage
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 9 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Sawbill Lake Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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The vibe at Sawbill Lake Campground

1,829ftListing's elevation
750
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Hipcamper Kjersti
Kjersti V.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 29th, 2015

A great first time Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) trip would be to stay at Sawbill and take a day trip on the Kelso Loop (you can even rent gear from an outfitter right there). One of my favorite places on earth.

Hipcamper Corrie N.
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August 9th, 2018
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May 5th, 2018
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June 1st, 2017
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April 12th, 2017
Park
Superior National Forest
State
Minnesota
Phone Number
218-626-4300
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
47.866° N, 90.886° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 27 Sites
(Up to 9 people per site)