Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Crooked Lake - Basswood River

Ely, Minnesota

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Here's a trip that provides great fishing and backwoods travel - if you're ready to portage. Put in on the small creek leading to Mudro Lake. Paddle to the northern corner of the lake and follow a 30-rod (165 yards) portage and 140-rod (770 yards) portage into Fourtown Lake. Head into the western bay and portage and paddle through Boot, Fairy, and Gun Lakes. From the long bay at the northeast corner of Gun Lake, portage 300 rods (1,650 yards) into Wagosh Lake. Cross this small lake and take a short portage into Niki Lake.
Paddling Minnesota

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Paddling Minnesota

by Greg Breining (Falcon Guides)

Here's a trip that provides great fishing and backwoods travel - if you're ready to portage.

Put in on the small creek leading to Mudro Lake. Paddle to the
northern corner of the lake and follow a 30-rod (165 yards) portage and 140-rod (770 yards) portage into Fourtown Lake. Head into the western bay and portage and paddle through Boot, Fairy, and Gun Lakes. From the long bay at the northeast corner of Gun Lake, portage 300 rods (1,650 yards) into Wagosh Lake. Cross this small lake and take a short portage into Niki Lake.

©  Greg Breining/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Ely
Distance: 36
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 - 5 days
Class: Class I
Local Contacts: Department of Natural Resources Information Center, 612-296-6157 or 800-766-6000 (toll free in Minnesota)
Local Maps: McKenzie Map No. 11 and W.A. Fisher Co. F-9, F-10, F-11.
Driving Directions: Directions to Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness: Crooked Lake - Basswood River

Recent Trail Reviews

5/21/1997
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the date was my very first trip to crooked. i have been there many times since and it continues to be my favorite place to go in the BWCA. i have been on way to many trips to list on here but Basswood river to Crokked is by far my favorite. if anyone is a first timer going this way feel free to contact me and i will be glad to give some suggestions of areas to check out and some history of the area.



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