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April 18 2024

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

First Solo - Moose Lake #25

by Rainmanrfw
Trip Report

Entry Date: October 13, 2022
Entry Point: Moose Lake
Number of Days: 4
Group Size: 1

Trip Introduction:
First solo in BWCA. Decided to run up to Sucker Lake from Moose Lake #25 and hang out for a few days. Campsite #1293 as basecamp. GoPro'd the trip @


Hi people, 5th trip, 1st solo. Decided I'd do an easy run up to Sucker lake and camp out for 3 nights trying my hand at fishing this area and general exploring. Temps were generally between 40-45°F for the duration. No rain, light winds at my site. Good supply of firewood. I got blanked on fishing this time. I'm generally a jig or bottom bouncer fisher with wind drift. Tried some Rapala trolling. Used live crawlers or Berkley 3" leeches, nada. Campsite was nice, room for a couple of tents. Privy up a climb, close to filled up. Good trip for what I intended but I've got a lot to learn yet for finding fish but that's part of the fun. If you're bored, check out my trip video using the link in the intro or YouTube search "True North Losers".