Entry Point 20 - Angleworm Lake
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Entry Point: Angleworm Lake #20 Last Visited: September 18, 2015
Maps: Fisher F-9; McKenzie #11 Daily Quota: 2
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Nearest Ranger Station: Kawishiwi Ranger Station, Ely, MN
Portage Length from Parking Lot: 716 rods Restroom at Entry Point: Yes (outdoor biffy - campsite style)

Entry Point 20 - Angleworm Lake

Kawishiwi Ranger District

Take Highway 116 (the Echo Trail) from Ely, Minnesota to the Angleworm Lake/Angleworm Lake Trail parking lot. This is 17 miles from Ely, so set your odometer.

This is a shared parking lot. Entry Point 20 - Angleworm Lake and Entry Point 21 - Angleworm Trail both use this parking lot. The Angleworm Lake Trail is a loop on a stick trail. Follow the trail/portage to the lake, then loop around the lake on the Angleworm Lake Trail and then come back on the same portage/trail to the parking lot. About a 13 mile hike. Long day hike or a nice weekend backpack.

There is a primitive restroom at this entry point (just like you will find at campsites out in the BWCA). The entry point sees relatively low traffic. It is shared by both hikers and paddlers.

It is 716 rods from the parking lot to Angleworm Lake. This is almost two miles. The trail is easy to follow and in good shape. It is also flat in most places with a few minor hills to go up and down. There is a marshy area where the trail crosses Spring Creek, but this has been mitigated with a dual plank wooden crosswalk.

Exploring the Entry Point

Angleworm Lake Entry Point 1
Signage along the Echo Trail road marking the parking lot for the Angleworm Lake Trail and Angleworm Lake Entry Point 20.

Angleworm Lake Entry Point 2
Entry Point 20 - Angleworm Lake is a fairly small parking lot. The actual portage starts in the foreground and leads off to your left.

Angleworm Lake Entry Point 3
The bulletin board for Entry Point 20 - Angleworm Lake. The portage to Angleworm Lake starts just to the left of this sign.

Angleworm Lake Entry Point 4
You can barely make out the start of the Angleworm portage just to the left of the bulletin board. This is also of course the start of the Angleworm Lake Trail.

A short stroll around the Entry Point 20 - Angleworm Lake parking lot to see the layout.

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