BWCA Entry Point H - Snowbank Lake Boundary Waters

H - Snowbank Lake

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Ranger Station:
Kawishiwi - 24 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 2 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • Motors allowed on Snowbank Lake only.
  • Latitude: 47.97219 Longitude: -91.43287
  • 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 - Snowbank Lake

Trip Name Type Days
2022 Annual Trip Snowbank to Ima Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Disappointment Fishing Trip Paddling Kayak 4 Days
Winter Camping on Parent - Cold Slush and Warm Memories! Snowshoeing 3 Days
Thomas Lake in Spring. Windy, Rainy, Cloudy, Wonderful. Paddling Canoe 5 Days
First Hot Tent trip Snowshoeing 3 Days
Beyond Snowbank Lake Paddling Canoe 13 Days
Snowbank-Lake One loop Paddling Canoe 5 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - H - Snowbank Lake

Discussion Forum Last Post
Snowbank area... poison ivy and 2 week trip options Trip Planning Forum 12-15-2023
Snowbank route question Trip Planning Forum 08-15-2023
Line up: Moose/Seagull/Sag/Snowbank permit race starts in < 24 hours Trip Planning Forum 06-22-2023
Malberg Lake from Snowbank - possible? Trip Planning Forum 05-05-2023
Snowbank to Fraser area questions Trip Planning Forum 04-02-2023
Access to and fishing lakers on Snowbank Fishing Forum 01-14-2023
5 days put-in at Snowbank Lake Fishing Forum 09-14-2022
Help choose between two Snowbank-area loops Trip Planning Forum 09-05-2022
Snowbank Trail Hiking Trip Trip Planning Forum 09-04-2022
Cancelling a permit for Snowbank Trip Planning Forum 07-19-2022
Snowbank - Fishing Help, PLEASE :-) Fishing Forum 05-22-2022
Snowbank/Boot Portage Trip Planning Forum 05-17-2022
Three days leaving for Ely, then Snowbank Saturday…… Trip Planning Forum 05-17-2022
1st Time Lake Trout Fishing on Snowbank Fishing Forum 04-06-2022
Snowbank Permit cancelled May 18 Trip Planning Forum 03-30-2022
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Fishing Tips

Lake Species
Ima Lake Northern Pike
Jordan Lake Walleye,Northern Pike
Disappointment Lake Smallmouth Bass,Walleye,Northern Pike