BWCA Entry Point 9 - Little Indian Sioux River (south) Boundary Waters

9 - Little Indian Sioux River (south)

Permits Available:
1 permit every other day
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle Only
Ranger Station:
La Croix - 44 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 1 permit every other day
  • Heading South from the Echo Trail. Difficult route. Four portages to Bootleg Lake.
  • Latitude: 48.14196 Longitude: -92.20787
  • 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 - Little Indian Sioux River (south)

Trip Name Type Days
Sioux-Hustler Trail, Backpacking Hiking 3 Days
Sioux Hustler Trail Loop Backpack Trip Hiking 3 Days
Four Solos - Visions Of Sin Trip Paddling Canoe 4 Days
the short, early april solo Paddling Canoe 3 Days
Southern Reaches of Little Indian Sioux Paddling Canoe 4 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - 9 - Little Indian Sioux River (south)

Discussion Forum Last Post
Trip Distance, Little Indian Sioux to Fall Lake Trip Planning Forum 01-30-2024
Pack off a list? Trip Planning Forum 01-26-2024
Short portages LISRN EP Trip Planning Forum 07-16-2023
Long LIS solo loop Trip Planning Forum 07-09-2023
Rent canoes for Little Indian Sioux Trip Planning Forum 07-03-2023
Fishing LISN Fishing Forum 05-03-2023
Cancelled - Little Indian Sioux North - 9/9/22 Trip Planning Forum 09-01-2022
Can a person be listed on two permits if they aren't the permit holder? Trip Planning Forum 08-31-2022
EP14 LIS Intel? Trip Planning Forum 06-04-2022
EP 14 LIS North permit May 11 - will ice be out? Trip Planning Forum 05-12-2022
Complete Listing of 2022 Permit Reductions Trip Planning Forum 01-26-2022
Isabella vs Little Indian Sioux Entry Trip Planning Forum 01-19-2022
Permit pickup for LIS North (EP14) Trip Planning Forum 09-08-2021
80 Miles in 24 hours: LIS North to Knife Lake Trip Planning Forum 09-07-2021
Tow boat services - is there a listing somewhere? Trip Planning Forum 09-03-2021
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