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March 30 2017

Entry Point 25 - Moose Lake

Moose Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 21 miles. Access is an boat landing or canoe launch at Moose Lake. Many trip options for paddlers with additional portages. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 27
Elevation: 1356 feet
Latitude: 47.9877
Longitude: -91.4997
Moose Lake - 25

Lake One to Insula in August

by Doug
Trip Report

Entry Date: August 20, 2006
Entry Point: Lake One
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 3

Trip Introduction:
Our oldest son, Adam and I spent a week in Quetico about 10 years ago. We decided we wanted to take a trip like that again. Our youngest son, Brian wanted to join us this time. We decided to choose a spot in the Boundary Waters. We had a great time, and are planning another trip for next year.

Day 1 of 5

Sunday, August 20, 2006

We drove up from Southern Wisconsin to Ely Saturday night. We picked up our permit and licences at an outfitter. We spent the night in the car at Entry Point 30, so we could get an early start Sunday morning. We had our canoe and kayak on the water at 6:00 AM. The weather was perfect. The water was very calm. We traveled through Lake One. Two short portages got us to Lake Two. Then to Lake Three, Four and three more short portages to Hudson. The longest portage was from Hudson to Insula, 105 rods. We paddled the southern end of Insula and found a campsite open southeast of the Rock on an island. It was a beautiful site. It took us ten hours to paddle and portage to our site. We wanted to make it in one day, and make day trips the rest of the week.


Day 2 of 5

Monday, August 21, 2006

We spent the day fishing around camp. The bass were hitting behind the chain of islands east of our camp. We also wanted to see the rapids at the first Hope Lake portage, southeast of our site. The water level was down. The rapids were dry. A few northerns were hitting on the channel leading to the rapids. We kept enough fish to have a good meal. The day was sunny and warm.


Day 3 of 5

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Another day of fishing. A few northerns, bass and walleye. We fished around the Rock and went swimming.


Day 4 of 5

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Today was another beautiful day. We spent some relaxing time around camp. There were no mosquitoes or flies the whole week. Our campsite was high on a hill. It always provided a nice breeze. This may have helped keep the bugs away.


Day 5 of 5

Thursday, August 24, 2006

We decided to pack up and get back near the car, so we could paddle out to the car and still drive the 8 hour trip home Friday morning. We found the campsite closest to Entry Point 30 open. It took us 8 hours to paddle and portage from our base camp to the camp near the entry. We were packed up and ready to paddle out by 7 AM on Friday. We had a big breakfast at the Chocolate Moose, did a little souvenir shopping and headed home. We all want to this again real soon.


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