Going to check her out this August via the Little Isabella River. Any scoop as to good campsites or fishing. Just be a one nighter and I don't expect miracles fishing this lake, but I'm always on the lookout for that premo campsite.
In the lower lefthand side of the screen (below the Donate sign) there is a search window. Type in Quadga Lake. This will bring up a list of topics concerning the lake. Scroll down to the item "BWCA Map Locations". Clicking on that will bring up a page of map locations that you will need to scroll down till you see a couple listed for Quadga. You will find a 4 Star and a 5 Star campsite that you can click on and get additional info about. Also note that there are some pretty good Walleye and pike in Quadga. Hope the info is what you were looking for.
caoerone-thanks. I was on that map and didn't check the campsite spots. I think I only checked out the one with no comments, then figured they were all alike if it wasn't notated in some way. Thanks-Quadga is lookin good right now. I appreciate your help.
Quadga is a nice little lake but you are going to want to get there early to secure a spot if possible. There are only four sites on the lake and most traffic along the river is heading there as it is a long trek to get elsewhere. Two summers ago, my group paddled the river and ended up scoring the last site (site 1936). We arrived mid-afternoon and spend the rest of the afternoon and early evening watching a handful of groups enter the lake, circle and head back out when they realized it was full. Nice lake though.
Caught some good size large mouth bass in Quadga back in august of 2001. We shared our campsite with some poor wornout family that got to the lake at about 7;30pm. The wife and I had passed them earlier in the day and saw they had way to much stuff,We started reffering to them ,not to there faces, as the homesteaders. We felt sorry for them knowing all the campsites were taken and let them stay with us. They had real potatos and corn on the cob for diner,how about that! tom
I've stayed at the northern-most site, and it's a nice one, covered with cedars. The site just south of that (western-most) is more open and could probably accommodate more people. That west site is also attached to a spur trail that will take you back to the Pow Wow Trail, if you're so inclined to want to explore that (I recommend it). You can also hike between the northern and western sites without too much trouble.
I've been told that the southeast site is the preferred one by many on the lake. It was occupied when I visited, so I didn't get a look at it. I seem to remember someone describing the northeast site as smaller.
One memorable thing about Quadga is how clear the water appears to be. It's a pretty cool lake.
So out of the four campsites on Quadga, they are all awesome. I've got a good feeling about this trip. Thanks for the scouting report. We are going 1st week of August, so we probably will have to be happy with what we get. And why not be happy? This trip is going to be sweet.My son and I have been to Gabbro/Bald Eagle area 3X. We base camped cuz he was a lil ranger then. Now he's all growed up and we are going to do the Gull, Clearwater, Turtle loop from Little Isabella River EP, then come out on the Snake River. We've been on Gull and Turtle before, but not Clearwater and Pietro. We like travelling and loops now, more fun.
i will be going in the Gabbro/ Bald Eagle region on august 3rd. whens your date? do you have any good info about fishing/camps on those lakes? feel free to email me. were going in through the snake river.
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There are loads of premo campsites on Gabbro. I've camped on Bald Eagle and they were all probably 3 1/2s, but I've heard the ones on the northwest shore are the best on the lake. Both lakes have good fishing-Bald Eagle is easy to fish and is a producer. Gabbro is a more intresting lake with islands, bays, underwater reefs and it has a sandy beach. Also good day trip ops to other lakes. If you like pike, you'll love Turtle. Alot of big boys in that lake. Don't neglect to run the chute between the two lakes. Great area for a basecamping trip. Have fun.
I caught alot of largemouth in Quadga 5 or so weeks ago. do get there early for a campsite. you will have a bit of a headstart on everyone else putting in that day from isabella and island river. I would be happy to get any campsite on that lake. Bald Eagle has 2 nice campsites and a 3rd that is good but has a slanted tent pad. try to get there early as well and nab the campsite in the narrows between gabbro and bald eagle, first one on the left. the one with the slanted tent pad is the closest to the turtle portage. heres a little link to get you some distance ideas. sometimes lookin at a map just does not cut it for getting close on how far you have to go.