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September 25 2017

Entry Point 26 - Wood Lake

Wood Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 13 miles. Access to Wood Lake is a 180-rod portage. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1361 feet
Latitude: 47.9691
Longitude: -91.6001
Wood Lake - 26

Wood Lake

by firemedic5586
Trip Report

Entry Date: August 24, 2016
Entry Point: Wood Lake
Number of Days: 1
Group Size: 10

Trip Introduction:


We took a group of Boy Scouts on an overnight on Wood Lake. For most of them it was their 1st BWCA trip, my son included... Friday night we stayed at Fall lake, then went into Wood to stay overnight on Sat, coming out on Sunday.

Here are some pics from the trip, minus pics of the Scouts..

My son and I stayed on the North end, here is the view of the lake looking south..

Some of the Blow down on the portage to Wood Lake

A creepy crawler my son flicked off my back. Sense it was on me, am I going to die?

Our fire with the wind whipping in from the S..

A fun time has had by all, lucky for us it rained Friday night while we were sleeping. Then didn't start coming down again until Sunday when we were paddling out..

Pics my son took.

My Hammock

Me at the fire

His angle of the fire pit.

My sons hammock


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