BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog

July 23 2019

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

Baker Lake to Smoke Lake

by dls2012
Trip Report

Entry Date: August 05, 2015
Entry Point: Baker Lake
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 2

Trip Introduction:
A quick four day trip form Baker Lake to Smoke Lake.

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My 16 year old son and I do a BWCA trip every summer. This year we planned to put in at Baker Lake with a goal of camping on Kelly lake. We did not plan to portage much so I packed a little extra gear. We had a hard time finding a camp site. We searched Kelly Lake and then went to Burnt Lake and on to Smoke Lake where we finally found a spot.

The portages getting to Smoke Lake were somewhat tough but were manageable. because of that extra gear I packed, we had a couple of extra heavy packs. With regards to our canoe, thank God for Kevlar. 

Fishing on Smoke Lake was great if northerns was your fish of choice. we did catch one walleye which we had for dinner.

Would for definitely do this trip again.   

 


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