BWCA Entry Point 24 - Fall Lake
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Entry Point: Fall Lake #24 Last Visited: September 4, 2016
Maps: Fisher F-10; McKenzie #17, #116 Daily Quota: 14
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Nearest Ranger Station: Kawishiwi Ranger Station, Ely, MN on MN Hwy. 1
Portage Length from Parking Lot: None Restroom at Entry Point: Yes

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BWCA Entry Point 24 - Fall Lake

Kawishiwi Ranger District

To reach the Fall Lake Entry Point from Ely, Minnesota, head east on West Sheridan Street toward North Central Avenue. In 1.2 miles continue on Highway 169 North (aka Fernberg Trail) for 6.1 miles to Fall Lake Road (Highway 6). The entry point is down this road 1.2 miles further on.

Besides the entry point, the Fall Lake Campground run by the U.S. Forest Service is also located here. The fee is $21 per night for up to nine people per site. The fee is charged only during the regular season (i.e., when it is warm enough for the water to be turned on). This is a very nice campground. It includes a beach, playground, picnic area and a store (that also rents canoes).

The Fall Lake Entry Point includes a large boat ramp for motorboat use. The powered boat traffic stays on Fall Lake or is bound for Basswood Lake via the Four Mile Portage to Hoist Bay. Paddlers can take a 40 rod portage to the north into Newton Lake and continue on to Pipestone Bay on Basswood Lake. Otherwise, paddlers can try the Four Mile Portage to work their way by three lakes (Muskeg Lake, Mud Lake and Ella Hall Lake) on their way to Basswood Lake. Basically if you are canoeing out of this entry point, all routes lead to Basswood Lake.


The way to the Fall Lake Entry Point and the Fall Lake Campground. This is where Fall Lake Road intersects the Fernberg Trail.



There is a huge parking lot here. Fall Lake is used for camping, motorboating, canoeing and other daytime activities so it's a popular place.



Taking a short stroll from the parking lot down to the shore of Fall Lake.



The Fall Lake bulletin board. If you are in need of a day permit, use the forms found in the box on the right.



Fall Lake offers a nice selection of biffies to satisfy even the weakest of bladders.

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