BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog

May 07 2021

Entry Point 16 - Moose/Portage River (North of Echo Trail)

Moose/Portage River (north) entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by La Croix Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 27 miles. Access is a 160-rod portage heading North from the Echo Trail.

Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1348 feet
Latitude: 48.1230
Longitude: -92.0991
A favorite route offering many trip options and memorable things to see including;

World Class fishing for all four BWCA Species
Pictographs
Soaring granite hills and cliffs
Small lakes
Small rivers
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!

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.

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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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