BWCA Entry Point 1 - Trout Lake Boundary Waters

1 - Trout Lake

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle or Motor
Ranger Station:
La Croix - 30 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 12 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Access from LakeVermilion via 60-rod canoe portage or 180-rod portage that allows the use of portage wheels.
  • Latitude: 47.91438 Longitude: -92.32196
  • Approx. Directions

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Permit reservations must be made for overnight camping or day use motor in the BWCA. You can make permit reservations through an outfitter or directly. Day use permits for paddling are available at the entry point and do not require a reservation or a fee.

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Trip Reports - Trout Lake

Trip Name Type Days
I guided my dad in the SW Pocket Paddling Canoe 5 Days
BWCAW unmasked Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Base camping w/ broken ankle Paddling Canoe 3 Days
Last Trip Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Last Trip Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Pine Lake base camping, Aug. 2016 Paddling Canoe 7 Days
Detour to Chad Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Yearly Family Mens trip (Pine Lake fishing) Paddling Canoe 5 Days
BWCA Motor 3 Days
Secret location Snowshoeing 4 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - 1 - Trout Lake

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Ice conditions on trout lake? Trip Planning Forum 01-05-2024
EP1 Trout Lake Trip Planning Forum 06-05-2023
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Recommendations: Stained, walleye/Lake Trout Lake, no burn Q or BWCA Trip Planning Forum 03-08-2023
Trout Lake near Lake Vermilion Trip Planning Forum 12-12-2022
TLDR: Skidway Lake Question... Planning a BWCA trip from Brule Lake to Bower Trout Lake - Feasible right? Trip Planning Forum 08-09-2022
Brook Trout lake/Stream Advice Fishing Forum 07-13-2022
Trout Lake Entry #1 Trip Planning Forum 04-19-2022
Trout Lake Permit(OP) Canceled 5/13/22 Trip Planning Forum 02-09-2022
Solo #44 Ram to Bower Trout Lake advice... Trip Planning Forum 01-28-2022
Plan C - Trout Lake Trip Planning Forum 08-19-2021
Trout Lake EP1 Trip Planning Forum 08-11-2021
EP1 Trout Lake - How To Enter Fishing Forum 07-28-2021
EP1 Trout Lake - general info Trip Planning Forum 07-25-2021
Accessing Trout Lake Trip Planning Forum 04-06-2021
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Navigation - Entry Point Maps

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Fishing Tips

Lake Species
Pine Lake Walleye,Northern Pike