Close to Ely. along with the wonderful resources, interactive maps, and online community. 39 miles from Ely along the Echo Trail just past BWCA Entry Point 9. Restroom. To reach BWCA, must portage to and pass through Ojibwe Lake and Triangle Lake. Access road off of Forest Road 464. It is a long drive on dirt roads out to this entry point and campground. BWCA Entry Point 26 – Wood Lake. Follow the "Live Social Media" Feed from Access is just north of T-intersection of Forest Road 152 and Forest Road 325. Sign up. Trail severely damaged by 2011 Pagami Creek Fire. The Boundary Waters is one of the crown jewels of the American landscape. 1. Fairly long drive from Ely with a long period of driving on dirt roads. Entry point parking lot shared by Brule Lake ONLY #42 and Brule Lake Trail #78. Somewhat rough one lane road from North Arm Road to entry point parking lot. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is a roadless and unmotorized area.  Therefore, the entry points into the BWCA surround it, along its edges.  Many roads leading to the entry points are forest roads and of packed gravel; some are paved however.  Once at the entry point, there is often a portage of some sort to move your gear from the parking lot down to the water’s edge.  These portages can be trivial to really long.  You must have a permit from the U.S. Forest Service to enter the BWCA and you must enter on the day shown on your permit.  Also, you must enter at one of these entry points.  Note that if you just want to visit for the day (no overnight), you can find a day permit box at each entry point.  Fill out the day permit and carry it with you.  This is all you need to do if you just plan to be here for the day.  Day permits are free.  The permit system is in effect to reduce impact to the wilderness, limit the number of people competing for campsites and to allow for some solitude. If you are coming from Ely, this access road is one mile past the eastern turnoff for Forest Road 464. Portage to lake is 290 rods, but very walkable. Access road is 1/2 mile long and fairly rough. BOUNDARY WATERS ENTY POINTS SELECTION Selection of a Boundary Waters entry point for your canoe trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is important. If you continue using this website, you agree to our privacy and legal agreement. The trailhead for the Kekekabic Trail (east) is just down the road on other side of highway. Access is on south side of West Bearskin Lake from the Hungry Jack Lake Road 2.5 miles from its intersection with the Gunflint Trail. Learn more, We use cookies to enhance your experience, for analytics, and to support 3rd party content and advertising providers. You cannot enter the BWCA legally except from these official entry points. Trip options for paddlers with additional portages. There is a dock and restroom here. From the Gunflint Trail, three entry points are available along this road (#50 as wells as #51 Missing Link Lake and #52 Brant Lake just down the road). You must paddle across West Bearskin Lake to reach Duncan Lake. Desolate but pretty landscape. For more information, please contact the LaCroix Ranger Station in Cook at 218-666-0020. You can park near the lake to unload gear. Sign up. Entry is actually into the Cross River. Don't have an account yet? Parking lot is small and can be tight on busy summer weekends. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area has specified entry points for entry by watercraft or … Area is within the 2011 Pagami Fire zone. Fairly long portage to the lake. This site has grown since 2002 from a few visitors a day to up to 10,000 We support this high volume of visitors Access is through Crane Lake. Help keep the flying moose flying and Note that permit quotas are sometimes revised (permanently or temporarily) depending on conditions in the BWCA. Easy 80 rod portage from parking lot to lake. Short drive from Ely. For information on any other entry point, please give us a call at 218.365.5837 or Contact Us. River Point Outfitting Co. has been servicing Boundary Waters canoeing guests for a very long time—since River Point began in 1944. Unload right next to lake. There are no other routes from Bog Lake. Across the road from the Stuart River entry point. Follow access road to large parking lot. Paved road all the way to entry point via the Fernberg Road. 39 miles from Ely along the Echo Trail. Bad entry point if it is windy. Learn more, We use cookies to enhance your experience, for analytics, and to support 3rd party content and advertising providers. There is a sign at that point showing it is 1 mile further. A watery wilderness that offers thousands of families, individuals and groups, an experience akin to visiting the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone or Yosemite. Access is on south side of West Bearskin Lake from the Hungry Jack Lake Road 2.5 miles from its intersection with the Gunflint Trail. You must cross Round Lake before portaging into Missing Link Lake. This entry point involves a 450 rod portage to the river. Sign for the access road along the Echo Trail before the two Little Indian Sioux entry points. There are no campsites along the Stuart River until you reach Stuart Lake, so start early. Access route to Quetico Provincial Park. camp sites and privacy in the Boundary Waters. Boundary Waters, Entry Points, BWCA Home - BWCA Bulletin Board - Boundary Waters Chat - Email Large parking lot. Access road just south of T-intersection of Forest Road 152 and Forest Road 325. Ok, Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake, Mudro Lake (restricted--no camping on Horse Lake). You must cross Round Lake, West Round Lake and then Edith Lake before portaging into Brant Lake. Canoe landing is excellent. Copyright © 2020 www.bwca.com | Legal Notice | DMCA, Help keep the flying moose flying by supporting BWCA.com visitors a day during peak season. Access is about 2 miles north of junction of Forest Road 152 and Forest Road 315 (Lima Grade). Trailhead on north/east side of County 12 (Gunflint Trail). Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Long arduous drive out the the entry point parking lot. These entry points must be used to enter the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Ok, Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake, Mudro Lake (restricted--no camping on Horse Lake). Help keep the flying moose flying and Small parking lot on either side of road. There is a dock here. If you continue using this website, you agree to our privacy and legal agreement. Unload gear near lake and launch canoe from dock. Can be very busy. This reduces impact to the environment and attempts to manage the availability The parking lot is across the road next to the Sawbill Canoe Outfitters Lodge. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Nice beach landing area. BWCA Entry Points: These entry points must be used to enter the Boundary Waters Canoe … Only route option is to Perent Lake and the Perent River. The trail however circumnavigates Angleworm Lake once it reaches the lake. to enter the BWCA and are overnight permits reserved for a specific entry day and entry point. Follow the "Live Social Media" Feed from At the end of the Brule Lake Road.