BWCA Entry Point 34 - Island River Boundary Waters

34 - Island River

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle Only
Ranger Station:
Tofte - 19 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 1 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Two small portages leading to Isabella River. No portages on Island River.
  • Latitude: 47.79123 Longitude: -91.33323
  • 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 - Island River

Trip Name Type Days
Island River to South Kwishiwi Paddling Canoe 7 Days
Isabella and Kawishiwi Rivers, Basswood Lake: Two Trips in One Paddling Canoe 14 Days
My solo on the Isabella River Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Island River to Isabella - Kid Friendly Base Camping Trip Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Taking Dad Back Paddling Canoe 4 Days
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