Looking for Info about Whiter Otter/Turtle River (Read 87 times)
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Looking for Info about Whiter Otter/Turtle River
Apr 26th, 2022 at 8:42pm
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Most specifically, if there are campsites in the southern part of Dibble or Smirch lakes.
  
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Re: Looking for Info about Whiter Otter/Turtle River
Reply #1 - May 7th, 2022 at 7:50pm
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Jim Clark (retired, formerly of Canoe Canada) would know.  As of 2016 Shane had taken over as the canoeing outfitter.  He might know - so you could ask & you might get an answer, or you might only get info if you're renting something from them...

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Re: Looking for Info about Whiter Otter/Turtle River
Reply #2 - May 8th, 2022 at 12:21pm
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Hey Tom!

I rented from Canoe Canada last year and went into White Otter when Q closed. Jeremy at Canoe Canada was very, very helpful, but no one seems to know if there are campsites in the southern half of Dibble or Smirch. High winds kept us from investigating. My bunch is headed back there this year, but so far, no one seems to know much about those particular areas..
  
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Re: Looking for Info about Whiter Otter/Turtle River
Reply #3 - May 24th, 2022 at 2:22pm
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Ditto what goblu79 said. I did a White Otter trip last summer when BWCA and Quetico were shut down for fires. My map shows two campsites in Smirch near the middle of the lake, both on islands (the southeast end of the large island and one on the small island to the west of it). I have several marked on Dibble, mostly in the north and northeast parts. There looks to be one on a mid-sized island about 2 KM north and 0.5 KM east of the southernmost part of Dibble. Coordinates about N49 10.996 W92 03.415. I did not stay at either one so cannot vouch for the quality. You do have the option to camp anywhere, though.
  
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Re: Looking for Info about Whiter Otter/Turtle River
Reply #4 - May 24th, 2022 at 3:06pm
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Park personnel actually told me I couldn't camp anywhere
  
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