BWCA Entry Point L - Clearwater Lake Boundary Waters

L - Clearwater Lake

Permits Available:
Varies by week
Entry Type:
Ranger Station:
Gunflint - 33 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • Varies by week
  • Motors allowed on Clearwater Lake only.
  • Latitude: 48.07138 Longitude: -90.37451
  • 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 - Clearwater Lake

Trip Name Type Days
Clearwater entry: Fish, fun and the virgin latrine Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Clearwater - Johnson Falls Winter Snowshoeing 3 Days
Clearwater to West Pike Paddling Canoe 4 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - L - Clearwater Lake

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Clearwater / Pine area tips? - Mid-May Trip Planning Forum 03-08-2024
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EP47 Lizz vs. EP62 Clearwater Trip Planning Forum 12-08-2022
Portage conditions from Clearwater to Rock Island, Lake Two Trip Planning Forum 07-28-2022
Caribou (near Clearwater) campsite availability? Trip Planning Forum 06-14-2022
Clearwater area points of interest Trip Planning Forum 04-20-2022
Duncan / Clearwater first wk of June Fishing Forum 02-04-2022
Clearwater to West Bearskin Trip Planning Forum 12-31-2021
Heading to Clearwater, Mountain, Caribou, Deer, Moon Trip Planning Forum 08-01-2021
Clearwater? Trip Planning Forum 07-30-2021
Clearwater/Mountain/Caribou Fishing Forum 07-26-2021
BRT Crab lake entry to Clearwater and canoe Trip Planning Forum 05-21-2021
Clearwater EP Trip Planning Forum 02-24-2021
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Fishing Tips

Lake Species
Clearwater Lake Smallmouth Bass