BWCA Entry Point 31 - Farm Lake Boundary Waters

31 - Farm Lake

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle or Motor
Ranger Station:
Kawishiwi - 7 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 3 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Access is a boat landing on Farm Lake with access to South Farm Lake. Paddlers access North Kawishiwi River from Farm Lake. Some trip options available for paddlers with additional portages.
  • Latitude: 47.89320 Longitude: -91.71832
  • 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 - Farm Lake

Trip Name Type Days
Sort of Alone on the Kawishiwi Rivers Paddling Canoe 4 Days
One Vessel and Two Souls (Mom and Son) Paddling Canoe 3 Days
Kawishiwi River Paddling Canoe 3 Days
Farm Lake Paddling Canoe 3 Days
Circle Tour 2021 Paddling Canoe 9 Days
The Circle Tour Paddling Canoe 11 Days
Gutting It Out On Gabbro: Taking A Hard Fall On A Fall Trip Paddling Canoe 5 Days
A canoe country meditation...four solo trips Paddling Canoe 14 Days
Maiden Voyage to BWCA Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Fall exploration of the Kawishiwi triangle Paddling Canoe 4 Days
The Great 2010 BWCA Adventure EP31/34 Paddling Canoe 12 Days
Scouts first trip Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Farm Lake to Gabbro Paddling Canoe 6 Days
First Visit to Boundary Waters Paddling Canoe 7 Days
A BWCA Primer - August 2005 Paddling Canoe 5 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - 31 - Farm Lake

Discussion Forum Last Post
Farm Lake entry point location Trip Planning Forum 03-28-2024
Pre and Post trip camping on Farm lake EP31 Trip Planning Forum 03-08-2024
Detail re: paddling to Farm Lake EP? Trip Planning Forum 03-15-2023
Vote - Farm Lake (Ely side) or South Lake (Gunflint) Trip Planning Forum 07-26-2021
Farm Lake day trip & bugs? Trip Planning Forum 06-16-2021
Farm Lake Solo - Go east or south? Trip Planning Forum 08-14-2020
EP 31 Farm Lake question Trip Planning Forum 06-25-2020
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