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Entry Point 1 - Trout Lake

Trout Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Cook, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 30 miles. Access from LakeVermilion via 60-rod canoe portage or 180-rod portage that allows the use of portage wheels. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 12
Elevation: 1381 feet
Latitude: 47.9144
Longitude: -92.3220
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Woodweller
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08/26/2020 10:34PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Woodweller

Trip Name: BWCAW unmasked.

Entry Point: 1

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MidwestFirecraft
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08/27/2020 06:17AM
 
Doesn't sound like it could get much better. Love it when everything falls into place with campsites and weather. The lakes with motors have always kept me away, but glad to see they were not an issue for you.
djwillco
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08/27/2020 07:53AM
 
Sounds like a great trip! Have always wanted to check out Trout and Pine. Did you guys paddle across Vermillion or get a tow?


smoke11
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08/27/2020 08:51AM
 
nice report.
Woodweller
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08/27/2020 03:05PM
 
I've gone through motor lakes before, but never basecamped on one. I was surprised how little traffic there was.
Woodweller
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08/27/2020 03:06PM
 
We had two nice days out and back for paddling across Vermilion. About 3 hours, but not bad. I wouldn't want to do it with a big headwind though.
Woodweller
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08/27/2020 03:09PM
 
By the way, what is the large dock-like structure submerged on the Vermilion side of the Trout Lake canoe portage?
paddleswim
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08/27/2020 04:24PM
 
I am pretty sure the only way to get on Trout is by portage hence the lack of motor traffic. If you have a canoe the shorter portage is beautiful but the longer one is flatter and will allow for trolley. The west side of the lake had few mosquitoes as well! That paddle can be difficult if you're going into the wind.
Thank you for sharing!
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