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June 21 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!

Sept 2020 EP 16 Loop - Nina Moose, Oyster, Ge-be, LLC, Agnes, Nina Moose

by SunrisePaddler
Trip Report

Entry Date: September 19, 2020
Entry Point: Moose/Portage River (north)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 4

Trip Introduction:
Wonderful fall trip, beautiful weather, great fellowship, nice combo of river/lake paddling. Add a little fishing and pictographs and it was a trip to remember. YouTube video trip report linked here (no sounds/music so cue up your favorite tunes while you watch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxST_MAkTWw

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxST_MAkTWw

 


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