BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog

June 06 2020

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: 14
Elevation: 1381 feet
Latitude: 47.9144
Longitude: -92.3220
Trout Lake - 1

first solo

by DaBurgh
Trip Report

Entry Date: May 29, 2013
Entry Point: Lizz and Swamp Lakes
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 1

Trip Introduction:
After traveling th UP of Mich arrived in Grand Marais May 28 and met Nancy and Dave of Hungry Jack Outfitters. Went over food and gear packs. Used wenonah solo canoe, capsized 1st day, lost fishing pole, but saw cow moose nursing a calf on caribou lake! Rain every day especially in evening. Cut trip short due to weather. Otherwise had 5 days of solitude to recharge my batteries. Going to do it again in 2014!