BWCA Entry Point 69 - John Lake Boundary Waters

69 - John Lake

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle Only
Ranger Station:
Gunflint - 69 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 1 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Access from Little John Lake.
  • Latitude: 48.05474 Longitude: -90.05689
  • 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 - John Lake

Trip Name Type Days
Tip of the Arrowhead Paddling Canoe 4 Days
May have Been a Little Aggressive but We had a Great Time Paddling Canoe 8 Days
Mountain & Pemmican Paddling Canoe 8 Days
Paddling Canoe 4 Days
2016 With Brian Paddling Canoe 4 Days
BWCA to Lake Superior via Grand Portage Paddling Canoe 3 Days
2010 Trip with 2 daughters Paddling Canoe 5 Days
2010 Solo Trip One: Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Arrowhead Adventure Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Winter Arrowhead Trip Snowshoeing 3 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - 69 - John Lake

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Lake Species
East Pike Lake Smallmouth Bass