Not really as long as you pay attention to your map.
Lots of people do much of their navigating by keeping an eye on campsites and islands.
You don't really get lost, but you might get misplaced for a little while until you look around and match up the area with your map.
Not to commercialize, but just to let you know I am one of those "outfitter types"
1829 East Sheridan Street
Ely, Minnesota 55731