BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog

January 18 2020

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!

Trip to Iron Lake Fall 2011 (2019 remake)

by ghamer
Trip Report

Entry Date: October 02, 2011
Entry Point: Moose/Portage River (north)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 4

Trip Introduction:
This is a 2019 remake from our Fall 2011 trip to Iron Lake... we had good weather, good fishing and good photo opportunities! This version now has maps, higher resolution and images I had not previously shared.

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