BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog
May 09 2021
Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1348 feet
A favorite route offering many trip options and memorable things to see including;
World Class fishing for all four BWCA Species
Soaring granite hills and cliffs
Tumbling rapids and waterfalls
Wildlife, including Moose
Vistas from high points across the region if you're willing to climb. Rating Easy to Moderate. Day One. Get to EP16 off of the Echo Trail early. The initial portage is long, but well worn and smooth, sloping gently downgrade to the launch area. Load your canoe and head North. You'll be paddling with the slight current on this narrow winding river. The water is clear and make sure to tell the bowperson to watch for looming rocks!
LIS North to Loon and LLC
August 07, 2016
Little Indian Sioux River (north)
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We then headed across LLC to see the picto's which were faint but still very cool. What wasn't cool were a couple canoes parked at that very high cliff with someone, who after a lot of convincing, jumped off while we were looking at the picto's and came up gasping for air. His friends paddled/swam over quickly and seemed to have things under control so we got out of there before more stupidity ensued. We saw a couple more boats and made it into Snow Bay by 1pm. Tired from the trek, we setup camp and relaxed the rest of the day.
We hiked around our island in the sprinkles and found a few leftover ripe blueberries. We also found this little perch someone made in an old tree hanging over the water. We named our island treehouse island after this.
We checked a beach site, it was taken. We checked the next beach 4/5 star and a note with today's date on it said closed for maintenance. Damn. Spirits sinking a little bit. We checked the 4 star near the southern mouth and it was taken. Big darn. We decided to check the site on the west shore opposite that site and the island. I'd give it a 3 to 4 stars after staying there 2 nights. Enough room for 2-3 tents, very few trees so it would be bad for hangers. Decent fishing right in that area.
We got up early and caught some nice fish including a 20" smallie out from camp and a couple eater walleyes. Smallie went back after a picture and the walleyes were brunch. We also saw an otter slowly swimming along the shoreline we were fishing which was very cool to see and hear.
The boat traffic around this site and the lake in general was a bit unfortunate. I know it's allowed, but to see 3 boats fishing out in front of camp isn't exactly our idea of the BW. Neither is fishing at 7am to a peaceful lake only to hear and then see a boat come ripping down pulling a wakeboarder, circle, and then go back where they came from. We won't stay on this lake again.