BWCA Entry Point 32 - South Kawishiwi River Boundary Waters

32 - South Kawishiwi River

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle Only
Ranger Station:
Kawishiwi - 21 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 2 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Access is a 140-rod portage to the river.
  • Latitude: 47.84194 Longitude: -91.66324
  • 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 - South Kawishiwi River

Trip Name Type Days
Kawishiwi Triangle Paddling Canoe 3 Days
May 2022 South Kawishiwi River Paddling Canoe 10 Days
Sept/ Oct 7-day Trip - YouTube Slide Show - South Kawishiwi Entry Paddling Canoe 7 Days
Kawishiwi River Triangle Paddling Canoe 4 Days
2 weeks of reality in the time of COVID Paddling Canoe 14 Days
BWCA 101 Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Kids on Kawishiwi Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Base camping the Kawishiwi Triangle, August 2018 Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Father and Son BWCA trip Paddling Canoe 6 Days
First Time in the BWCA Paddling Canoe 3 Days
First Trip to the BWCA Paddling Canoe 5 Days
The Calm Between the Storms Paddling Canoe 4 Days
How to Destroy an Aluminum Canoe Paddling Canoe 5 Days
S Kawishiwi - September 2013 Paddling Canoe 3 Days
Mid September 2013 on #32 S. Kawishiwi River Paddling Canoe 5 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - 32 - South Kawishiwi River

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Postponed opening for Birch Lake, Fall Lake, Fenske Lake and South Kawishiwi Campgrounds Trip Planning Forum 05-02-2023
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South Kawishiwi river Trip Planning Forum 05-09-2022
Soloing from EP32 South Kawishiwi Lake Trip Planning Forum 09-08-2021
Fishing South Kawishiwi River Fishing Forum 07-20-2021
EP 32 South Kawishiwi River or EP 33 Little Gabbro. How's the wind? Trip Planning Forum 10-21-2020
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EP 32 - South Kawishiwi River Trip Planning Forum 06-22-2020
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