BWCA Entry Point 12 - Little Vermilion Lake (Crane Lake) Boundary Waters

12 - Little Vermilion Lake (Crane Lake)

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle or Motor
Ranger Station:
La Croix - 45 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 6 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Enter from Crane Lake. Note: Not the entry point to use for Trout Lake (#1)
  • Latitude: 48.29953 Longitude: -92.42683
  • 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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Recent Forum Discussions - 12 - Little Vermilion Lake (Crane Lake)

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