Entry Point 23 - Mudro Lake
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Entry Point: Mudro Lake #23 Last Visited: September 8, 2019;
Previous Visit(s): May 2, 2015
Maps: Fisher F-9; McKenzie #12 Daily Quota: 6
Fire History: None in recorded history
Nearest Ranger Station: Kawishiwi Ranger Station, Ely, MN
Portage Length from Parking Lot: 30 rods (varies with water level) Restroom at Entry Point: Yes

Entry Point 23 - Mudro Lake

Kawishiwi Ranger District

Mudro Lake Entry Point 1

Take Highway 116 (the Echo Trail) to Grassy Lake Road. Turn right on Grassy Lake Road and follow it for 0.4 miles. At this point, stay left and you will be on N. Grassy Lake Road. N. Grassy Lake Road goes northeast and east for roughly five miles until you reach a T-junction. At this point, turn north and remain on N. Grassy Lake Road. There is a sign at this point directing the way to Mudro Lake.

Mudro Lake Entry Point 2

Entry Points 22 and 23 at Mudro Lake is another 1.2 miles.

The gravel road condition is usually pretty good, with the usual ruts and washboard sections typical of these roads. It is easily passable in any passenger vehicle. The parking lot is actually on the eastern shore of Picket Lake. Mudro Creek flows from Picket Lake to Mudro Lake under the road.

The portage from BWCA Entry Point #22 or #23 is 30 rods long and nice and easy. It follows the north side of Mudro Creek. The creek flows out of the east side of Picket Lake and eventually into the west end of Mudro Lake. This creek is navigable along its entire length during good water levels.

During low water levels, the portage may double in length to reach a point in the creek that is deep enough to float your boat. Also, you may have to walk in the creek several times before reach Mudro Lake because there won't be enough water to float a canoe. This will greatly increase the time it takes to travel from the entry point to Mudro Lake.

Exploring the Entry Point

Mudro Lake Entry Point 3
The information board at Entry Point 22 and 23.


Mudro Lake Entry Point 4
Cedar Lake Road winding around the east end of Picket Lake. Picket Lake drains via a creek through the culverts on the left. That creek is the one you follow to Mudro Lake.


Pickett Lake BWCA
You are looking west across Picket Lake while standing on N. Grassy Lake Road. The parking area for Entry Points 22 and 23 is just to your right. The portage of 30 rods leading to the canoe landing, if you are going to Mudro Lake, is behind you over your right shoulder.


Portage from Parking Lot to Canoe Landing


Taking the portage from the parking lot to Mudro Creek. The first half of the parking lot is on a maintained gravel trail. Because the water is low, the portage extends another 20 or 30 rods out through the marsh grass until reaching a point along the creek that is deep enough to float a loaded canoe.



Portage during Spring 2015 when water levels were high.


To see this portage in the opposite direction and additonal details (from Mudro Creek to the entry point parking lot), visit the BWCA Entry Point 23 to Mudro Creek portage page.

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