BWCA Entry Point 8 - Moose River (south) Boundary Waters

8 - Moose River (south)

Permits Available:
1 permit every other day
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle Only
Ranger Station:
La Croix - 39 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 1 permit every other day
  • Access is a canoe landing heading South from the Echo Trail. Three portages to enter Big Moose Lake.
  • Latitude: 48.07200 Longitude: -92.13123
  • 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 - Moose River (south)

Trip Name Type Days
RW's Solo To Big Moose Lake Paddling Canoe 4 Days
South Moose River Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Big Moose Lake Paddling Canoe 8 Days
Big Moose & a little girl ~ A river less paddled Paddling Canoe 5 Days
A distant memory of a memorable trip Paddling Canoe 6 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - 8 - Moose River (south)

Discussion Forum Last Post
Moose River South #8 trip advice Trip Planning Forum 01-23-2024
EP 8 Moose River South Solo Trip Planning Forum 01-17-2024
EP 16 Moose River Trip Planning Forum 01-08-2024
8/16 Solo Moose River To Big Moose Lake Trip Planning Forum 08-13-2022
EP 16 Moose River deadfall mid-Sept Trip Planning Forum 08-10-2022
Entering Quetico thru Moose River North Trip Planning Forum 02-02-2022
Little Indian Sioux & Moose River water levels Trip Planning Forum 09-21-2021
Anyone been on Moose River in the last couple days? Trip Planning Forum 09-07-2021
Moose River South Water Level??? Trip Planning Forum 08-15-2021
EP16 Moose River North Trip Planning Forum 07-17-2021
Going North from EP 8: Moose River (South) Trip Planning Forum 02-04-2021
20' boat up N Moose River? Trip Planning Forum 09-02-2020
Moose River South Trip Planning Forum 07-25-2020
Moose River South Trip Planning Forum 07-04-2020
Current Moose/Nina Moose River Conditions Trip Planning Forum 06-13-2020
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Fishing Tips

Lake Species
Big Moose Lake Walleye,Smallmouth Bass