Range River
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Nearest Entry Point: Mudro Lake #22 and Mudro Lake #23 Fishing: Probably Northern Pike, maybe others
Maps: Fisher F-9; McKenzie #12 River Depth: Unknown
Fire History:
River Length: About 6.4 miles from it's source at Low Lake (which is outside of the BWCA)
Campsites: 0 Wildlife Seen on Visit:
Last Visited: September 8, 2019 River Elevation: Headwaters is at Low Lake at 1352 feet. Mouth is at Basswood Lake (Jackfish Bay) at 1300 feet. Drop of 52 feet over 6.4 miles.
Water Clarity: N/A Routes from Range River:
To Basswood Lake: Paddle In
To Range Lake: Walk the 10 rod portage to its intersection with the 160 rod portage between Range Lake and Sandpit Lake and follow it 145 rods west
To Sandpit Lake: Walk the 10 rod portage to its intersection with the 160 rod portage between Range Lake and Sandpit Lake and then follow it 15 rods east (to your right)

Range River

Kawishiwi Ranger District

This river is only navigable from the 10 rod portage downstream to Basswood Lake. There is one other portage along this river between the 10 rod portage and Basswood Lake that isn't shown on maps, but is obvious. You can get a nice glimpse of the river right after it flows out of Range Lake along the Sandpit Lake to Range Lake portage. There is a pretty rapids visible there in the forest.

Paddling the Range River


A scenic little cascade shortly after the Range River leaves Range Lake. This is found about 10 rods from Range Lake down the Sandpit Lake to Range Lake portage..



A very sandy and smooth portage landing. This is at the end of the 10 rod portage which you turn onto from the Sandpit Lake to Range Lake portage. This intersection is only about 15 rods from Sandpit Lake. Once you put your canoe in the water, you'll head to the left.



View downstream of the Range River. This is the way you will go when heading to Basswood Lake.



Looking upstream from the portage landing (to the right). You probably won't be going this way, so go left.

Route Connections for Range River

From the Range River, you can paddle into Jackfish Bay on Basswood Lake. You can also take the 10 rod portage to the 160 rod portage between Range Lake and Sandpit Lake. Sandpit Lake is to the east (right) and Range Lake is to the west (left) from this portage intersection.

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