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January 23 2019

Entry Point 25 - Moose Lake

Moose Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 21 miles. Access is an boat landing or canoe launch at Moose Lake. Many trip options for paddlers with additional portages. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 27
Elevation: 1356 feet
Latitude: 47.9877
Longitude: -91.4997
Moose Lake - 25

Belle's 1st Trip

by muddy
Trip Report

Entry Date: June 08, 2011
Entry Point: Moose Lake
Number of Days: 3
Group Size: 1

Trip Introduction:


This was an extremely short notice trip. Because of this I knew I was going to have to use a very popular entry point. My choices were between Lake One and Moose and after much thought and input from friends, I picked Moose.

This was my dog's (Belle's) 1st canoe trip and I wanted very few portages and was planning on base camping.

We ended up taking a site up on Sucker. The days we spent doing day trips, fishing, camp chores, reading and napping. Belle also enjoyed swimming and chasing the loons!

One of our day trips was over to Birch Lake which is a very nice lake but it appears that the camp sites fill very quickly. I took the time to refill the water supply from Birch. I wonder how clean my filtered drinking water from Sucker was with the boat and fishermen traffic?

I wasn't bothered by the boats at all but they were certainly noticable,I knew they were going to be there.

This was a great little trip that was a good introduction for my dog and a nice, spur of the moment get away for me. No large mistakes happened (a few small ones!) and I have further refined my packing so I'm not bringing too much stuff.

I will let my pictures and video tell more!


Lakes Traveled:   Moose Lake, Newfound Lake, Sucker Lake, Birch Lake,

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