BWCA Entry Point 16 - Moose/Portage River (north) Boundary Waters

16 - Moose/Portage River (north)

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle Only
Ranger Station:
La Croix - 27 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 5 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Access is a 160-rod portage heading North from the Echo Trail.
  • Latitude: 48.12303 Longitude: -92.09909
  • 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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Fishing Tips

Lake Species
Stuart Lake Walleye
Agnes, Lake Northern Pike,Walleye,Smallmouth Bass
Bottle River Smallmouth Bass,Northern Pike,Walleye
Iron Lake Northern Pike,Walleye,Smallmouth Bass
Crooked Lake Walleye,Smallmouth Bass
Moose River Walleye
Nina Moose River Walleye
Boulder River Walleye,Smallmouth Bass,Northern Pike
Rush Lake Walleye
Shell Lake Smallmouth Bass