BWCA Entry Point 26 - Wood Lake
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Entry Point: Wood Lake #26 Last Visited: September 4, 2016
Maps: Fisher F-11, F-31; McKenzie #17 Daily Quota: 2
Fire History:
Nearest Ranger Station: Kawishiwi Ranger Station, Ely, MN on MN Hwy. 1
Portage Length from Parking Lot: 180 rods Restroom at Entry Point: No

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BWCA Entry Point 26 - Wood Lake

Kawishiwi Ranger District

From Ely, head northeast on Highway 169 for 13 miles to the Wood Lake entry point which is on the north side of the road.

The small parking area has no restrooms. There is a restroom just down the road at the Tofte Lake access though.

The portage down to Wood Lake is just over a half mile (180 rods), but it is otherwise easy. There are limited views of Wood Lake from the canoe landing. You must paddle out through a marsh to get to the main part of the lake. The south end of Wood Lake is quite shallow.


The sign for the turnoff to Wood Lake along the Fernberg Trail.



This is a non-descript parking lot with no restroom located along the north side of the Fernberg Trail.



The bulletin board for the Wood Lake entry point. The portage to wood lake is just to your right.



The beginning of the 180 rod portage leading down to Wood Lake. A well maintained portage.

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