BWCA Entry Point 36 - Hog Creek
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Entry Point: Hog Creek #36 Last Visited: July 10, 2016
Maps: Fisher F-5; McKenzie #20 Daily Quota: 5
Fire History:
Nearest Ranger Station: Tofte Ranger Station, Tofte, MN along Hwy. 61 on the North Shore
Portage Length from Parking Lot: 15 rods Restroom at Entry Point: Yes. The Kawishiwi Lake Campground is just down the road too

BWCA Entry Point 36 - Hog Creek

Tofte Ranger District

From Tofte, Minnesota, follow the Sawbill Trail (Cook County Road 2) north and inland from Lake Superior. After just a few miles, this road becomes a dirt road. You will pass the Temperence Lake Campground on your left 12 miles out of Tofte. Continue past the campground. Eventually you come to an intersection (which is signed). You want to turn left here onto Cook County Road 33 (also shown as Cook County Road 3 on maps). This road is narrower and a bit rougher. Follow this road for about nine more miles west. You then come to another split in the road. Stay left again and you are now on Cook County Road 7 (also known as Perent Lake Road). Stay with this road for about three more miles until you come to an intersection with a sign pointing the way to Kawishiwi Lake and Hog Creek. Turn right here. Now you are on Forest Road 354. This road is a tad more rugged then the previous one, but you only need to follow it for about two miles. The BWCA Entry Point 37 - Kawishiwi Lake is another two miles down the road, as is the Kawishiwi Lake Campground which is run by the U.S. Forest Service.

There is a short downhill 15 rod portage from the parking lot to the Hog Creek canoe landing. You head to your left, downstream, from the entry point.

Exploring the Entry Point

Hog Creek Entry Point 1
Hook a left here and follow a short road to the parking lot.

Hog Creek Entry Point 2
A small nicely maintained parking lot for "Hog Creekers" to park their vehicles.

Hog Creek Entry Point 3
If ya gotta go, it's located in the back corner of the parking lot.

Hog Creek Entry Point 4
This is the start of a little 15 rod portage down to the canoe landing on Hog Creek. Starts right from the parking lot.

Hog Creek Entry Point 5
Bulletin board and notifications provided by the friendly folks at the U.S. Forest Service. If you just need a BWCA Day Permit, they are in the box and need to be filled out and carried with you.

A quick 15 rod portage all downhill to the creek.

Hog Creek Entry Point 6
Hog Creek canoe landing. From this point, you want to embark to your left and paddle with the current (which is minimal) downstream. Hog Creek will eventually get paddlers to Perent Lake. Perent Lake is probably named for "Tame" Tom Parent whose family was the first to homestead on the lake. Yes, the lake and surname have different spellings.

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