Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Avista campsites on Long Lake will knock your socks off!

Sarah and I paddled our kayaks 3.5 miles from the DNR boat launch and campground to a boat-in campsite close to Long Lake dam (North Shore A & B on the map). The DNR campground host told us we were the first non-motorized boat campers they've had since Avista put in the campsites.

The sites all have docks, shitters, campfire rings with grates and picnic tables

I forget sometimes how beautiful Long Lake can be. The water was great for swimming.

It seemed very remote, even though it really wasn't.

Of course, some of the sites were pretty trashed. I think a "pack-it out" sign might help. One fire ring had empty water bottles, among other things, thrown in it. "Hey, let's leave these empty plastic bottles in the fire pit. The next campers might want to use them to roast marshmallows over." Dumb asses.

And it looks like the lake knocked the socks off of many a camper.

The fishing was really good. This smallmouth was 19" and weighed in at about 4.5 pounds

We had a great time and will do it again!



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