BWCA Entry Point 33 - Little Gabbro Lake Boundary Waters

33 - Little Gabbro Lake

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle Only
Ranger Station:
Kawishiwi - 23 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 1.5 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Access is a 200-rod portage from the parking lot to Little Gabbro Lake.
  • Latitude: 47.84809 Longitude: -91.63571
  • 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 - Little Gabbro Lake

Trip Name Type Days
Three Generations at a Gabbro Lake Basecamp Paddling Canoe 6 Days
Can you canoe Judd Lake? Paddling Canoe 3 Days
September 2015 BWCA EP 33 Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Cold Clear Silence Snowshoeing 3 Days
EP 33 - Two Kids Under 7 Tackle the BWCA Paddling Canoe 3 Days
BWCA 2012 Trip Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Estro Fest Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Gabbro Trip Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Rainy Days were here again Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Kawishiwi Loop of 2009 Paddling Canoe 6 Days
Gabbro 2009--Windy, Windier and Winter Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Gabbro, Bald Eagle, First solo Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Gabbro Wind 8-22 Paddling Canoe 4 Days
What a blast! Gabbro - BE - Pietro - Kawishiwi - Clear Paddling Canoe 6 Days
Gabbro: Wind, Wind and More Wind Paddling Canoe 5 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - 33 - Little Gabbro Lake

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Fishing around Gabbro/Bald Eagle Fishing Forum 07-29-2021
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Fishing Tips

Lake Species
Gabbro Lake Northern Pike,Smallmouth Bass,Walleye
Pietro Lake Smallmouth Bass
Turtle Lake Northern Pike
Gull Lake Walleye
Bald Eagle Creek Northern Pike