Angleworm Lake to Basswood Lake Loop

Ely, Minnesota

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Two of the longest portages in the BWCAW are negotiated on this trip. Several beautiful, small lakes are utilized, and the largest lake in the BWCAW is visited. Two rivers form part of the journey. Pictographs, galloping white water, waterfalls, and the international border add interest. The fishing can be tremendous, and wildlife is about. The trip can be shortened or modified by utilizing parts of the Mudro Lake or the South Hegman Lake route. This route is so rugged that advance reservations will seldom be needed.
Paddling the Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park

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Paddling the Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park

by James Churchill (Falcon Guides)

Two of the longest portages in the BWCAW are negotiated on this trip. Several beautiful, small lakes are utilized, and the largest lake in the BWCAW is visited. Two rivers form part of the journey. Pictographs, galloping white water, waterfalls, and the international border add interest.

The fishing can be tremendous, and wildlife is about. The trip can be shortened or modified by utilizing parts of the Mudro Lake or the South Hegman Lake route. This route is so rugged that advance reservations will seldom be needed.

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Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Ely
Distance: 33
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 5 to 7 days
Class: Class I
Season: May through September, depending on weather
Local Contacts: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Kawishiwi Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Angleworm Lake, Fourtown Lake, Basswood Lake West
Driving Directions: Directions to Angleworm Lake to Basswood Lake Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

6/26/2005
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This route is definately not for beginners. It is a great route for experience canoeists but not for beginners like it says. The long portages will soon bring any beginner to utter mush and younger aged people especially will not want to come back. Beginners should stick with a trip where all portages are 150 rods or less.



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