BWCA Entry Point 14 - Little Indian Sioux River (north) Boundary Waters

14 - Little Indian Sioux River (north)

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle Only
Ranger Station:
La Croix - 32 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 6 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Access is a 40-rod portage heading North from the Echo Trail.
  • Latitude: 48.14664 Longitude: -92.21028
  • 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 - Little Indian Sioux River (north)

Trip Name Type Days
Fall 2019 Trip to Lynx Lake - YouTube Paddling Canoe 7 Days
September LIS Loop Paddling Canoe 8 Days
Familiar waters-strange circumstances Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Mid-Summer Lac La Croix Paddling Trip Paddling Canoe 8 Days
Shell Lake June 2021 Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Sioux-Hustler trail push Hiking 2 Days
A Walk In The Woods - Second Time To The Boundary Waters Paddling Canoe 6 Days
Lynx Lake Trip June 2020 Paddling Canoe 7 Days
Nonstop wind Paddling Canoe 5 Days
The Camps Return to the BWCA Paddling Canoe 14 Days
LIS September Paddle Paddling Canoe 4 Days
First trip to the western area BWCA Paddling Canoe 5 Days
July 2019 Trip - 5 days Paddling Canoe 5 Days
LIS Loop 2019 - Rivers and Storms Paddling Canoe 12 Days
June 2019 LISN to Devils Cascade Paddling Canoe 5 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - 14 - Little Indian Sioux River (north)

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EP 14 LIS North permit May 11 - will ice be out? Trip Planning Forum 05-12-2022
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Complete Listing of 2022 Permit Reductions Trip Planning Forum 01-26-2022
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EP14 or EP26 info Trip Planning Forum 01-06-2022
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