16 - Moose/Portage River (north)

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

Entry Point Notes:
  • 7 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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Trip Reports - Moose/Portage River (north)

Trip Name Type Days
Tiger Bay, Agnes, and we suck at portages Paddling Canoe 6 Days
EP16 - I-R-O-N Lake Fishing Expedition Paddling Canoe 7 Days
EP16 Loop - Oyster, Ge-be-on-e-quet, Lac La Croix, Nina Moose Paddling Canoe 7 Days
Moose River to Tiger Bay Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Bushman goes back to the BWCA Paddling Canoe 7 Days
Entry point 16 Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Return to Iron Lake Paddling Canoe 7 Days
27 day solo Paddling Canoe 27 Days
8 day 7 nights EP16 Boulder Bay, LLC, Ge-be-on-e-quet, Oyster, Agnes Paddling Canoe 8 Days
Relaxing Jaunt to Nina Moose Paddling Canoe 3 Days
Memorial Day Heat--Moose River North 2018 Paddling Canoe 4 Days
LAC LA CROIX VOYAGERS Paddling Canoe 7 Days
Agnes - LLC - Ge-be-on-e-quet Loop Paddling Canoe 8 Days
Wolf sighting between Oyster and Hustler Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Fall 2016 Lake Agnes Trip Paddling Canoe 5 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - 16 - Moose/Portage River (north)

Discussion Forum Last Post
EP 16 river conditions in September? Trip Planning Forum 04-09-2021
EP16 Moose/portage Trip Planning Forum 03-24-2021
Going North from EP 8: Moose River (South) Trip Planning Forum 02-04-2021
EP 16 Moose Portage River N Question Trip Planning Forum 12-03-2020
Moose River EP Trip Planning Forum 10-02-2020
Mid-September EP16 to Agnes & Oyster Trip Planning Forum 09-14-2020
20' boat up N Moose River? Trip Planning Forum 09-02-2020
Moose River North Trip Planning Forum 08-05-2020
Moose River South Trip Planning Forum 07-25-2020
Ep 16 update? - Agnes bears still active? Trip Planning Forum 07-23-2020
Baits for early August EP 16 Fishing Forum 07-17-2020
EP 16 Permit for 8/10/20 Trip Planning Forum 07-13-2020
Moose River South Trip Planning Forum 07-04-2020
EP 16 questions: timing and bears? Trip Planning Forum 07-03-2020
Moose River North to Agnes and LLC - a few questions Trip Planning Forum 06-27-2020
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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 Walleye,Smallmouth Bass,Northern Pike
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