Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness-Crooked Lake-Basswood River

Ely, Minnesota 55731

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness-Crooked Lake-Basswood River

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness-Crooked Lake-Basswood River Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness-Crooked Lake-Basswood River Reviews

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5/21/1997
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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Trail Information

Ely
Nearby City
36
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
2-5 days
Duration
Class I
Class
Fishing, Camping
Additional Use
Superior National Forest: www.fs.usda.gov/superior Boundary Waters Canoe Area: canoecountry.com
Local Contacts
McKenzie 11; W.A. Fisher F-9, F-10, and F-11; Voyageur 2 and 4; DeLorme: Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 88 D5–C5
Local Maps

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