BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog

May 09 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!

Fall 2019 Trip to Lynx Lake - YouTube

by ghamer
Trip Report

Entry Date: September 29, 2109
Entry Point: Little Indian Sioux River (north)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 3

Trip Introduction:
Since there were 3 of us this trip, I paddled my Northwind solo. I really enjoyed the flexibility of going solo... although I only paddled at 2/3 the speed of the other 2 guys in their tandem - Souris River Quetico 17. We made 3 camps, spending 2 nights at each. The first camp was Upper Pauness, second was on Lynx and third camp was on Lower Pauness. We had several good daytrips, including Devil's Cascade and the northern end of Lynx. I think we had at least some precipitation every day, including a dusting of snow on Wednesday. But we still had some little windows of good weather. Overall a great trip with memories made both under the tarp and in front of the fire.

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