Would like any info on Nym entry point and Batchweaung Lake cabin. Does Batchewaung allow motorized boats, hope NOT!! Decent fishing? We are thinking about staying at this cabin on the lake so if any of you have stayed there let me know how that was. (I know, it's really not a real trip but thinking about a change, maybe not a good one!) Thinking about going in July next year, decent month, blueberries? How big is the lake? decent fishing in any of the surrounding lakes?
Oh, how do you get to Nym access point, from where?
Thanks, Paddle Hard!
My wife is my favorite travel partner and she love to paddle into the wilderness, I am truly lucky. We have traveled the world and BWCA/Quetico is one of our favorite places in the world.
We did a trip many years ago - a flat loop across the top of the park but I think things have changed now and there are outfitting or residency requirements for who can put in here now. I'd love to hear someone's up to date and accurate description.
Are you referring to the Canoe Canada cabin? this one? There is a lot of info on the lake and entry at their website
I have not stayed at the cabin but have crossed "Batch" twice. It is a big enough lake that wind can sometimes be a problem. I have seen reports of good fishing on Batch's southern portion and in the "narrows" towards Pickerel. Location should be good for day trips and you will have plenty of company with folks coming and going daily to and from Nym. (Nym has cabins and motorboats.) --Goose
Soloing is sweet, but a good partner is "priceless."
Just got back from the "batch" cabin with my 3 kids (6,10,12) and my mom and her husband. I was looking for a way to do introduce my kids to the area without doing a real canoe camping trip, as we live 1400 miles away and have limited experience/equipment. The people at Canoe Canada were fantastic and Jim has incredible knowledge about the area and will go over the fishing spots, etc. in as much detail as you want. The portage in is easy, if long, with some rocky areas and a mild hill near the end. We double-portaged with 17 and 20 foot kevlar canoes in under an hour easily. We're fit but not particularly large (I'm 130 lbs.) My mom's husband (73) even carried one of the canoes the first time over the portage! Batchewaung lake is in the park, so no motors... the cabin is fine. Propane stove/frig, bunk beds and running water pumped up from lake. The outhouse is an outhouse. Even a grill on porch. Nice breeze, so no bug problems. We had great topwater smallmouth action right off the island and even my 6 year old managed a 3 pounder. I lost one that was probably close to 5... the next day we canoed a loop down into little Batchewaung bay, picking up a few bass and pike as we casted. I even managed to jig up a small laker just west of the island that we kept for dinner. We really didn't fish much - I forgot how much work it is managing a canoe on a windy lake with 2 younger children. The Lake is not huge (3 mi across?) but can certainly get windy and we easily could have spent another 2-3 days exploring/fishing it. (we stayed 2 nights in the cabin and came out the third morning to get back and meet some other family members for 3 days at another more "civilized" cabin) We didn't try half the reefs/spots Jim mentioned. There were no blueberries this year due to a late frost but Jim would be happy to direct you where to find them...all in all I highly recommend it. Feel free to email me if you have any other specific questions. We drove up from Minneapolis - easy drive, but long...stayed at the bunkhouse the night before - very clean and comfortable. I attached a photo of the view from the island...