BWCA Entry Point, Route, and Trip Report Blog

January 26 2020

Entry Point 32 - South Kawishiwi River

South Kawishiwi River 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 21 miles. Access is a 140-rod portage to the river.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1201 feet
Latitude: 47.8419
Longitude: -91.6632
South Kawishiwi River - 32

First Time in the BWCA

by hardcoreoutdoors
Trip Report

Entry Date: July 12, 2017
Entry Point: South Kawishiwi River
Number of Days: 3
Group Size: 6

Trip Introduction:


First time doing any BWCA trip. The portage in kicked our butts. We could have done 2 trips but ended up carrying our heavy packs with the canoes in. Once on the river it was a battle with the wind and rain. Once we found our campsite, it cleared up and the beauty of the Boundary Waters opened up to us. Wow!! I love it. Glad to experience this. Will be back again next year!