BWCA Entry Point 47 - Lizz and Swamp Lakes Boundary Waters

47 - Lizz and Swamp Lakes

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle Only
Ranger Station:
Gunflint - 34 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 3 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Access from Poplar Lake by 51-rod portage to Lizz Lake and 100-rod portage into Swamp Lake only.
  • Latitude: 48.04204 Longitude: -90.49976
  • 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 - Lizz and Swamp Lakes

Trip Name Type Days
Solo Base Camp Horseshoe Lake Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Island Life In The Boundary Waters Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Hanging Out on Horseshoe Lake in the Boundary Waters Paddling Canoe 6 Days
May 2021 YouTube Trip Report - Lizz Lake Entry Paddling Canoe 10 Days
just one more Paddling Canoe 6 Days
Poplar, Lizz, Caribou, Horseshoe and Meeds Lake Paddling Canoe 5 Days
2020 Troop 409 BWCA trip Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Poplar-Caribou-Horseshoe-Vista-Gaskin Better late than never. 2020 report Paddling Canoe 14 Days
Poplar Loop - Quick, relaxing trip Paddling Canoe 4 Days
First trip to BWCA with my partner Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Labor Day Week Adventure Paddling Canoe 10 Days
Poplar to Gaskin and Meeds Paddling Canoe 6 Days
Finally back in the BWCA Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Poplar to Gaskin Paddling Canoe 6 Days
First Trip Paddling Canoe 6 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - 47 - Lizz and Swamp Lakes

Discussion Forum Last Post
EP 47 Lizz and Swamp - May ? Fishing Forum 04-28-2024
Lizz Swamp routes Trip Planning Forum 01-31-2024
Canceled permit for 7/11-15, Lizz Lake Trip Planning Forum 03-27-2023
Traveling and entering Lizz/Swamp EP same day? Trip Planning Forum 03-21-2023
Lizz and Swamp Lakes entry, #47 Trip Planning Forum 01-27-2023
Lakes off Poplar - Lizz, Caribou, Horseshoe, Meeds, Swamp Fishing Forum 01-25-2023
EP47 Lizz vs. EP62 Clearwater Trip Planning Forum 12-08-2022
Lizz/Swamp crowding Trip Planning Forum 07-10-2022
EP 47 - Lizz Advice: Tripping with my Dad Trip Planning Forum 02-02-2022
Lizz Lake Permit for Sunday Trip Planning Forum 08-19-2021
Time from EP55 to Swamp Trip Planning Forum 07-18-2021
EP47 Horseshoe Lake..Fishing Opener Fishing Forum 03-04-2021
EP 47 week of May 10th Fishing Forum 01-26-2021
Entry point 47 Lizz & Swamp Lakes Fishing Forum 08-19-2020
EP 47 First time Trip Planning Forum 08-02-2020
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Fishing Tips

Lake Species
Caribou Lake Walleye,Smallmouth Bass
Gaskin Lake Northern Pike,Smallmouth Bass,Walleye
Horseshoe Lake Walleye