BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog
January 31 2023
Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1361 feet
Wood Lake - 26
wood/good /indiana with a 9 yo
July 23, 2004
Number of Days:
The Wood lake portage is long, but a walk in the park! Portages into/out of Hula are a bit muddy-not a problem in the summer warmth-just messy. I've never canoed a grass lake like Hula--an interesting experience (we got in and my son was sure we'd taken a wrong turn)
Both campsites on Good Lake are beautiful--we took the one nearest the Indiana lake portage, and stayed 2 nites there-had the lake to ourselves the 1st nite. Campsites and portages had abundant blueberries and raspberries--even some late strawberries! I've never heard wolves in the BWCA--it was a neat experience, and the Northern lights put on an amazing show.
I'm no fisherwoman, but we took a day trip loop from Good to Indiana, out the grassy river area into Wind bay, and back up Basswood to the portage into Good. Had lots of Northern action--unfortunately had plenty of black fly action as well... My son was taken w/the beaver dams/lodges, and mad that I didn't keep the northerns--he wanted to pack them out. The portage between Good and Indiana has lots of poison Ivy at the Good lake end--not used to seeing this in the BWCA!
This was a very "doable" first outing w/my son! For those not interested in fishing shallows-would skip the weedy river portion between Indiana and Wind Bay--consider popping out of Good into Basswood and exploring there a bit--Islands and some bays break that big water up enough!