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April 24 2017

Entry Point 37 - Kawishiwi Lake

Kawishiwi Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Isabella; Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 33 miles. Access is a boat landing at Kawishiwi Lake.

Number of Permits per Day: 9
Elevation: 1653 feet
Latitude: 47.8390
Longitude: -91.1036
Kawishiwi Lake - 37

Noah Time 2

by Windraven
Trip Report

Entry Date: July 26, 2006
Entry Point: Kawishiwi Lake
Number of Days: 9
Group Size: 6

Trip Introduction:
Fantastic trip to Lake Polly. Great campsites on Lake Polly. Water level is down. Some of the short portages on the Kawishiwi became longer (20 rod became 40 ).

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The trip is a fairly easy one with only one longer (189 rod) portage. We stayed 8 days. The weather was hot and rainy. Fishing wasn't the best on account of the unsettled weather. It was stormy - a lot of thunder and lightning. The best walleye fishing is in the channel on the left side of the 2nd island. A good campsite is in the NW corner nearest the portage heading into Koma. Had a great time - there were 6 of us. Saw moose, eagles, peregrine, kestrel, loons, otters, etc. The water level is low on the K. River - some of the portages became a bit longer. The 20 rod is now 40+.
Kawishiwi Lake, Square Lake, Kawasachong Lake, Townline Lake, Polly, Lake

 

Lakes Traveled:   Kawishiwi Lake, Square Lake, Kawasachong Lake, Townline Lake, Polly, Lake,

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