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May 27 2024

Entry Point 26 - Wood Lake

Wood Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Kawishiwi Ranger Station near the city of Ely, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 13 miles. Access to Wood Lake is a 180-rod portage. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1361 feet
Latitude: 47.9691
Longitude: -91.6001
Wood Lake - 26

Sept 2023, Wood Lake Entry - YouTube Slide Show

by ghamer
Trip Report

Entry Date: September 23, 2023
Entry Point: Wood Lake
Number of Days: 8
Group Size: 4

Trip Introduction:
Paul, Mitch, Chris and I entered the Boundary Waters at Wood Lake on Sept. 23, 2023 and stayed for 8 nights. We spent 2 nights on Wood Lake, then 2 nights on Good Lake, 2 nights on Basswood Lake then the last 2 nights back to a different site on Wood Lake. This was my first time camping on Basswood Lake since 1985. While there was a lot to like about our campsite and Basswood Lake in general, the fact that motorboats were allowed was not one of them. We had some rain on 4 days, wind of an easterly component every day and the sky was grey and mostly overcast every day except for 2. The typical high temperature was in the upper 60s and the lows were in the lower 50s.... warm for a fall trip! The guys did very well fishing... we had several nice fish fries! Another great trip in the bag! Here's a recap of our 8-day journey in 15 minutes :-)