BWCA Entry Point 43 - Bower Trout Lake Boundary Waters

43 - Bower Trout Lake

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle Only
Ranger Station:
Gunflint - 25 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 1 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Access is a 72-rod portage from small parking area into Bower Trout.
  • Latitude: 47.94695 Longitude: -90.44420
  • 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 - Bower Trout Lake

Trip Name Type Days
First solo: Bower Trout to Ram Paddling Canoe 9 Days
Canoeing in a Winter Wonderland Paddling Canoe 2 Days
Bower Trout - in and out Paddling Canoe 4 Days
The Magic Trip _ A Short One Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Smoked Out Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Me, Three Blonds and a Mom Paddling Canoe 6 Days
Bower Trout in early August Paddling Canoe 6 Days
Bower-Trout to Ram: Cherokee - Vista Loop Paddling Canoe 9 Days
Entry #43 Bower Trout – 09/9/07 – 09/13/07 Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Tsunami in the BWCA! Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Going Solo from Bower Trout to Ram Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Bower trout 5/31/04 Paddling Canoe 5 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - 43 - Bower Trout Lake

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Bower trout entry Fishing Forum 06-15-2023
EP43 to EP32 Trip Planning Forum 02-01-2023
TLDR: Skidway Lake Question... Planning a BWCA trip from Brule Lake to Bower Trout Lake - Feasible right? Trip Planning Forum 08-09-2022
Bower trout entry Fishing Forum 07-14-2022
Solo #44 Ram to Bower Trout Lake advice... Trip Planning Forum 01-28-2022
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