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Entry Point 12 - Little Vermilion Lake

Little Vermilion Lake (Crane Lake) entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (Unlimited 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 45 miles. Enter from Crane Lake. Note: Not the entry point to use for Trout Lake (#1)

Number of Permits per Day: 6
Elevation: 1150 feet
Latitude: 48.2995
Longitude: -92.4268
Little Vermilion Lake - 12

BWCA Sept 2017 EP14

by hangnout
Trip Report

Entry Date: September 18, 2017
Entry Point: Little Indian Sioux River (north)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 2

Trip Introduction:
This was our first trip to BWCA. We started off with a group of 4 and ended up with 2 making the trip. We lost the trip leader due to Hurricane Irma. We spent time on Lower/Upper Pauness, Shell, Heritage, and Lynx lakes.


We spent 7 days and 6 nights exploring the lakes near EP14. This was our first trip to BWCA and it did not disappoint!

Below are the lakes we visited on this trip.

Day One - EP14 to Upper Pauness Lake

Day Two - Upper Pauness to Shell Lake

Day Three - Shell Lake

Day Four - Shell Lake to Heritage Lake

Day Five - Heritage Lake to Lynx Lake

Day Six - Lynx Lake to Upper Pauness

Day Seven - Out to EP14

Videos of the Trip

Gear Prep and Packing 

Gear Review after trip 

BWCA 2017 Trip Video

Photos from the trip


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