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Namakan west end campsites

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For the sites on the west end of namakan the closest access is Ash River. You can also head out from the kab access or from Crane. No hp restrictions. I believe the campsites are still 1st come with the stipulation that you are to fill out registration form that can be attained at launch.... Mcmanus is about 8 or 10 miles by boat from the ash river launch if my memory serves correct. Didn't break out the map.

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fishkab

LundExplorer, Bman was right on with his info. the sites are first come and no fees. We just got some info. that the Park Service has received some grant money and will be starting to work on more interpretative sites as well as more camp sites. The money starts for sure in 2007 and possibly before. The crews are out now working on new docks and a new large group camp site at the old Jeno's site near Cuculus Is on Kab. Great places to camp and enjoy. Fishkab

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Thanks guys, I am trying to get the wife interested in a camping adventure. This looks like a good place to try.

Fishkab, thanks for the good info on the trails up in VNP, they were awesome last weekend!!

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LundExplorer

Just got back from a weekend of sledding in VNP, we went by a few camp sites on west end of Namakan that I'd like to try out this summer...got a few questions

Are these camp sites first-come first-served? Or does one make reservations?

What is the best access point - Ash River?

How far is it to McManus Island from ash river by boat?

I am assuming there are no motor hp restrictions like on Saganaga?

Thanks!!!

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