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Ely Area BWCA Entry Points

Entry
#
Entry Point
Name
Quota Travel
By*
Comments

4

Crab & Cummings

4

P
Burntside Lake entry and better for shorter trips. Limited routes to the rest of the BWCA. Some longer portages.

6

Slim Lake

2

P
Limited routes to the rest of the BWCAW.

7

From Big Lake

2

P
Big Lake is outside the BWCAW, this is not a coveted entry point.

19

Stuart River

1

P
Another good small river leading north toward Crooked Lake. Can be low water and long initial portage.

20

Angleworm Lake

2

P
Challenging portage to start the trip-2 miles long! Definitely for lightweight Souris River Canoes

21

Angleworm Lake Trail

2

H
Hiking only, pretty much an overnighter.

22

Mudro Restricted

2

P
No camping on Horse allowed when you have this permit.

23

Mudro Lake

6

P
A popular entry point into Horse and Basswood Rivers. Safely park your vehicle at the Chainsaw Sisters Saloon for a small fee.

24

Fall Lake

14

M, P
Motors (25 hp) are permitted as far as Jackfish Bay, this is a heavily used and scenic entry. *Free transport.

25

Moose Lake

27

M, P
Restricted (25HP) motor route but easy enough to paddle into motorless areas within a few hours. Also the way to Prairie Portage for obtaining Quetico entry permits at the Canadian ranger station. *Free transport.

26

Wood Lake

2

P
A good way into Basswood Lake with good fishing options along the way. Some never even touch Basswood lake and have a great trip! *Free transport.

27

Snowbank Lake

8

M, P
Motors (25 hp) allowed on Snowbank only. Easy access to Parent Lake - big water crossing to Boot Lake. *Free transport.

28

Snowbank Only

1

M, P
With this permit, camping is allowed only on Snowbank Lake every night. *Free transport.

29

N. Kawishiwi River

1

P
Entry through Ojibway/Triangle Lakes, not through lake One. Rugged portage from Triangle to Kawishiwi River. Very scenic. *Free transport.

30

Lake One

18

P
A very busy lake initially. But know where you are heading and go there with "organized determination" on your first day and you'll easily out-distance the confused and the lost. Very scenic with easy first day paddling. *Free transport.

31

From Farm Lake

3

M, P
Motors (25 hp) only allowed on South Farm Lake, paddlers can quickly leave motors behind.

32

S. Kawishiwi River

2

P
Put in at S. Kawishiwi Campground or Filson Creek.

33

Little Gabro Lake

2

P
This area (3,500 acres) was burned a few years ago by a forest fire.

71

From Canada

3

P
Use when entering BWCAW from Canada if you don't pass through BWCAW when entering Canada.

74

Snowbank/Kek Trail

4

H
Hiking only, Snowbank trail is a three day hike, Kekekabic Trail east is five days and rugged terrain.

77

South Hegman Lake

2

P
Provides an easy access to the Hegman Lake pictographs. Popular day-trip area.

* H - hiking; P - paddling; M - motor use. *Free Transport - free delivery and pick-up of Red Rock Rental Canoes plus gear to these entry points.

Red Rock Outfitting can make your BWCAW permit reservations for you ($15 service charge for Partial Outfitting Guests - No charge for Complete Outfitting Guests) or you can call 1-800-745-3399 and make the reservation yourself. Also available is the Boundary Waters website for making the permit online at http://www.bwcaw.org. In any case, you will need to have a major credit card available. You may also request that the permit be sent to Northwind Lodge/Red Rock for you to pick up when you arrive to rent your equipment.

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