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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Outfitting/Gear Rental

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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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Heading to Clearwater, Mountain, Caribou, Deer, Moon Trip Planning Forum 08-01-2021
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Clearwater EP Trip Planning Forum 02-24-2021
Clearwater Route Trip Planning Forum 01-25-2021
Clearwater lake Trip Planning Forum 01-12-2021
Clearwater Pine Loop length - 4 nights? Trip Planning Forum 08-12-2020
Clearwater Loop options and decisions Trip Planning Forum 07-22-2020
Last minute advice for fishing on Caribou (near Clearwater) and requesting current fishing report Fishing Forum 06-05-2020
Portage between Rock Island Lake and Clearwater Trip Planning Forum 05-17-2020
Entry Point of the Week: EP 62 Clearwater Trip Planning Forum 04-15-2020
EP 62 Clearwater Trip Planning Forum 04-05-2020
Deer Lake and Moon Lake out of Clearwater Fishing Forum 03-13-2020
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Fishing Tips

Lake Species
Clearwater Lake Smallmouth Bass