BWCA Entry Point 50 - Cross Bay Lake Boundary Waters

50 - Cross Bay Lake

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle Only
Ranger Station:
Gunflint - 45 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 3 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Access is thru the Cross River with two portages to Ham Lake and a 24-rod portage to Cross Bay Lake.
  • Latitude: 48.07599 Longitude: -90.82215
  • 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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