BWCA Entry Point 27 - Snowbank Lake Boundary Waters

27 - Snowbank Lake

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle or Motor
Ranger Station:
Kawishiwi - 24 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 8 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Access is a boat landing or canoe launch at Snowbank Lake. Many trip options for paddlers.
  • Latitude: 47.97155 Longitude: -91.43265
  • 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 - Snowbank Lake

Trip Name Type Days
water and ice and no bugs Paddling Canoe 3 Days
Parent Lake Adventure Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Snowbank W/ Disappointment Backpack Hiking 3 Days
Solo Disappointment Paddling Canoe 3 Days
Less Miles Next Time...... Maybe?? Paddling Canoe 7 Days
A less than disappointing trip Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Disappointment Lake Winter Adventure Snowshoeing 4 Days
Snowbank to Spider Lake PMA Loop Paddling Canoe 6 Days
Kekekabic - a trip that ended where it started Paddling Canoe 10 Days
Gals Trip + Riley Paddling Canoe 6 Days
Jumanji 2020 Paddling Canoe 7 Days
Snowbank to Thomas 2020 Paddling Canoe 8 Days
Kekekabic Trail/ Canoe Trip Hybrid Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Father Daughter trip Paddling Canoe 6 Days
Embracing the Elements - Snowbank Loop Paddling Canoe 5 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - 27 - Snowbank Lake

Discussion Forum Last Post
EP 27 to EP 30? Trip Planning Forum 12-25-2023
5 days put-in at Snowbank Lake Fishing Forum 09-14-2022
Snowbank Lake question Trip Planning Forum 04-11-2021
Snowbank Lake Trip Planning Forum 07-24-2020
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Fishing Tips

Lake Species
Thomas Lake Northern Pike
Ima Lake Lake Trout,Walleye
Insula, Lake Walleye,Northern Pike,Smallmouth Bass
Parent Lake Smallmouth Bass,Northern Pike
Disappointment Lake Northern Pike,Smallmouth Bass,Largemouth Bass,Walleye