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September 18 2021

Entry Point 31 - Farm Lake

Farm 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 7 miles. Access is a boat landing on Farm Lake with access to South Farm Lake. Paddlers access North Kawishiwi River from Farm Lake. Some trip options available for paddlers with additional portages.

Number of Permits per Day: 3
Elevation: 1392 feet
Latitude: 47.8932
Longitude: -91.7183
Farm Lake - 31

Circle Tour 2021

by tmccann
Trip Report

Entry Date: June 16, 2021
Entry Point: Farm Lake
Number of Days: 9
Group Size: 4

Trip Introduction:
This trip was a repeat of the 2020 trip completed in September if 2020. To fully celebrate the Arthur H. Carhart 1921 trip, we canoed the route in June as did Carhart. The route starts and ends at Farm Lake. Lakes traveled are Kawishiwi River, Lakes 1-4, Hudson, Insula, Alice, Fishdance, Malberg, Koma, Polly, Kawishiwi, Perent, Perent River, Isabella, Isabella River, Bald Eagle, Gabbro, Clear Lake. Addendum - two of us continued on Carhart's other 1921 paddle trips visiting Lac Lacroix (July 2-13) and Saganaga/Seagull (July 19-22). Carhart's Recreation Report was submitted in 1922; another paddle trip to celebrate that event will be planned for 2022.

Report


#1 - Kawishiwi River, #2 - Insula, #3 - Amber, #4 - Kawishiwi Lake, #5 - Perent Lake, #6 - Boga Lake, #7 - BaldEagle Lake, #8 - Kawishiwi River.

This is not a family vacation trip. 97 miles, 51 portages. It’s a history tour for those interested in the origins of the National Designated Wilderness System.

For photos and descriptions of each trip segment, see the 2020 Circle Tour trip report.

 


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