BWCA Entry Point 49 - Skipper and Portage Lakes Boundary Waters

49 - Skipper and Portage Lakes

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle Only
Ranger Station:
Gunflint - 28 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 2 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Access is a 320-rod portage from Poplar Lake or a 230-rod portage from Iron Lake.
  • Latitude: 48.05172 Longitude: -90.53660
  • 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 - Skipper and Portage Lakes

Trip Name Type Days
Rainy day people Paddling Canoe 8 Days
Time away from the real world. Paddling Canoe 5 Days
My B's and Me on the Skipper Lizz Loop Paddling Canoe 8 Days
Skipper to Cross Bay Paddling Canoe 6 Days
2009 Portage Lake Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Musings from the Gunflint Paddling Canoe 6 Days
Poplar Lake to Banadad Lake 2008 Paddling Canoe 6 Days
The water fall portage, And some humble pie Paddling Canoe 4 Days
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Lake Species
Banadad Lake Northern Pike,Smallmouth Bass
Skipper Lake Smallmouth Bass,Northern Pike,Walleye