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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
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DrBeabout
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07/08/2022 01:24PM
 
New Trip Report posted by DrBeabout

Trip Name: Moose to Basswood, 1 nighter.

Entry Point: 25

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Freeleo1
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07/10/2022 11:07AM
 
That's a lot of work for 1 night, but as long as the kids got out and enjoyed it that's good. I didn't think you could have portage wheels anywhere in BWCA, but maybe ok in the motorized areas? I've always wondered about renting a cabin and doing shorter trips, but I'm not sure if I would feel like roughing it if most of the experience is close enough to experience on day trips.

"Geography is just physics slowed down, with a couple of trees stuck in it." Terry Pratchett
cyclones30
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07/10/2022 07:51PM
 
You can have portage wheels in the motored areas of Fall/Basswood etc


That's how they do the portages w/ boats
sns
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07/11/2022 06:47AM
 
But Wind is not motorized, is it? Would think the wheels would be a no-no there.


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DrBeabout
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07/11/2022 11:20AM
 
Yes- a lot of packing for a one-nighter. A few other family members were back at the cabin--- so leaving them for too long didn't seem best. Thinking about a Moose-Basswood loop next time.
Freeleo1
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07/11/2022 01:47PM
 
You might consider crossing over to Quetico when it reopens. It opens a lot of the Basswood or Carp area for camping out of the motorized area that is easily accessed from Moose. You'd need an RABC and Ontario fishing licenses and camping fees are more expensive if that is a consideration.

"Geography is just physics slowed down, with a couple of trees stuck in it." Terry Pratchett
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