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April 12 2024

Entry Point 33 - Little Gabbro Lake

Little Gabbro 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 23 miles. Access is a 200-rod portage from the parking lot to Little Gabbro Lake.

Number of Permits per Day: 1.5
Elevation: 1235 feet
Latitude: 47.8481
Longitude: -91.6357
Little Gabbro Lake - 33

Three Generations at a Gabbro Lake Basecamp

by Mark3rdGen
Trip Report

Entry Date: May 21, 2023
Entry Point: Little Gabbro Lake
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 3

Trip Introduction:
This would be my sixteenth time in the Boundary Waters/Quetico region. On this trip, there would be three generations of our family; myself, my son Matt, and my nearly nine-year-old grandson James who would be taking his first trip into the Boundary Waters wilderness. We are taking the same route and paddling the same lakes that Matt and I traveled twenty years ago when I took him up here for his first time.


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