Portages in the BWCA

Alphabetical List of Portages in the BWCA (sorted by lake being portaged from - SCROLL DOWN)

Stuart River portage landing BWCAThe landing for the Stuart River portage.

THE GRAND PORTAGE - Lake Superior to the Pigeon River - About 2,720 rods (web page still under construction)

Portage ratings do not take the length of the portage into account, only the difficulty of the terrain. So keep that in mind. Some portages in the BWCA are actually paddled (i.e. where two lakes are connected by a creek or river). A portage is defined here as "a connection between two lakes or other bodies of water".

Portage Ratings:
Easy: A flat trail that is wide with good footing all the way. (No liftovers [beaver dams] or obstructions and little to no current if paddling.)

Average: May be some steep areas, rocky sections and/or wet areas. (A beaver dam liftover and maybe light current with a few boulders to dodge.)

Rugged: Lots of steep, overgrown and/or wet sections. Some uncleared blowdown. (Low water areas that require walking canoe, liftovers, muddy, some minor rapids and boulders to paddle through.)

Bushwhack: Unmaintained portage or no portage at all. (If paddling, this means bushwhacking around rapids or through log-choked streams because there is no portage.)

The following is an alphabetical list of all the BWCA portages on BWCAwild.com. Each portage includes includes photos, videos and a descriptive review:

A
Abinodji Lake to Haven Lake portage
Abinodji Lake to Swing Lake portage
Ada Creek to Ada Lake portage
Ada Creek to Sawbill Lake portage
Ada Lake to Ada Creek portage
Ada Lake to Skoop Lake portage
Adventure Lake to Cattyman Lake portage
Adventure Lake to Jitterbug Lake portage
Ahsub Lake to Disappointment Lake portage
Ahsub Lake to Jitterbug Lake portage
Angleworm Lake to Home Lake portage
Alton Lake to Alton Lake
Alton Lake to Kelso Lake
Alton Lake to Sawbill Lake
Angleworm Lake Trail to Trease Lake portage

B
Basswood Lake to Fall Lake portage (aka The Four Mile Portage or the Long Portage)
Bat Lake to Gillis Lake portage
Bat Lake to Green Lake portage
Big Rice Lake to Hook Lake portage
Boot Lake to Haven Lake portage
Boot Lake to Snowbank Lake portage
Brant Lake to Edith Lake portage
Brant Lake to Gotter Lake portage
Bridge Lake to Rifle Lake portage
Bruin Lake to Little Gabbro Lake portage
Brule Lake to Cam Lake portage
Brule Lake to Temperance River portage
Burnt Lake to Kelly Lake portage
Burnt Lake to Smoke Lake portage

C
Cam Lake to Brule Lake portage
Cam Lake to Gasket Lake portage
Cattyman Lake to Adventure Lake portage
Cattyman Lake to Gibson Lake portage
Cattyman Lake to Jordan Lake portage
Cherokee Creek to Skoop Lake portage
Cherokee Lake to Gordon Lake portage
Cherokee Lake to Town Lake portage
Copper Lake to Hubbub Lake portage
Copper Lake to Snipe Lake portage
Crooked Lake to Gillis Lake portage
Crooked Lake to Owl Lake portage
Cross Bay Lake to Ham Lake portage
Cross Bay Lake to Rib Lake portage

D
Disappointment Lake to Parent Lake portage
Disappointment Lake to Ahsub Lake portage

E
Edith Lake to Brant Lake portage
Edith Lake to West Round Lake portage
Ella Hall Lake to Four Mile portage (Long Portage)
Ella Hall Lake to Mud Lake portage
Entry Point 6 to Burntside Lake portage
Entry Point 6 to Slim Lake portage
Entry Point 19 to Stuart River portage
Entry Point 20 to Angleworm Lake portage
Entry Point 22 to Mudro Creek portage (leads to Mudro Lake)
Entry Point 23 to Mudro Creek portage (leads to Mudro Lake)
Entry Point 22 to Picket Lake portage (leads to Picket Lake)
Entry Point 23 to Picket Lake portage (leads to Picket Lake)
Entry Point 26 to Wood Lake portage
Entry Point 32 to South Kawishiwi River portage
Entry Point 33 to Little Gabbro Lake portage
Entry Point 35 to Isabella Lake portage
Entry Point 36 to Hog Creek portage
Entry Point 67 to Bog Lake portage
Entry Point 75 to Little Isabella River
Entry Point 77 to South Hegman Lake portage
Entry Point 84 to Snake River portage

F
Fall Lake to Basswood Lake portage
Flying Lake to Gotter Lake portage
Flying Lake to Green Lake portage
Four Mile Portage (Long Portage) to Ella Hall Lake portage
Four Mile Portage (Long Portage) to Mud Lake portage
Fourtown Lake to Mudro Lake portages (takes you to the Fourtown Creek page)

G
Gabbro Lake to Little Gabbro Lake portage (optional)
Gasket Lake to Cam Lake portage
Gasket Lake to Vesper Lake portage
Gibson Lake to Cattyman Lake portage
Gibson Lake to Swing Lake portage
Gillis Lake to Bat Lake portage
Gillis Lake to Crooked Lake portage
Good Lake to Hula Lake portage
Gordon Lake to Cherokee Lake portage
Gordon Lake to Long Island River portage
Gordon Lake to Unload Lake portage
Gotter Lake to Brant Lake portage
Gotter Lake to Flying lake portage
Green Lake to Bat Lake portage
Green Lake to Flying Lake portage

H
Haven Lake to Abinodji Lake portage
Haven Lake to Boot Lake portage
Home Lake to Angleworm Lake portage
Hook Lake to Big Rice Lake portage
Hook Lake to Keneu Lake portage
Hook Lake to Rice Lake portage
Howl Lake to Hubbub Lake portage
Howl Lake to Tuscarora Lake portage
Hubbub Lake to Copper Lake portage
Hubbub Lake to Howl Lake portage
Hula Lake to Good Lake portage
Hula Lake to Wood Lake portage

I
Ima Lake to Jordan Lake portage

J
Jack Lake to Kelly Lake portage
Jack Lake to Weird Lake portage
Jitterbug Lake to Adventure Lake portage
Jitterbug Lake to Ahsub Lake portage
Jordan Lake to Cattyman Lake portage
Jordan Lake to Ima Lake portage

K
Karl Lake to Long Island Lake portage
Karl Lake to Lower George Lake portage
Kawasachong to Townline Lake portage
Kawishiwi River (all portages along Kawishiwi River)
Kelly Lake to Burnt Lake portage
Kelly Lake to Jack Lake portage
Kelso Lake to Alton Lake
Kelso River to Sawbill Lake
Keneu Lake to Hook Lake portage
Koma Lake to Malberg Lake portage

L
Lake One to Lake Two portage
Lake Two to Lake One portage
Lake Two to Rifle Lake portage
Little Gabbro Lake to Bruin Lake portage
Little Gabbro Lake to Entry Point 33 portage
Little Gabbro Lake to Gabbro Lake portage (optional)
Little Isabella River to Entry Point 75 portage
Long Island Lake to Karl Lake portage
Long Island River to Gordon Lake portage
Long Island River to Long Island River portage (takes you to the Long Island River page)
Lower George Lake to Karl Lake portage
Lower George Lake to Rib Lake portage
Lujenida Lake to Zenith Lake

M
Malberg Lake to Koma Lake portage
Missing Link Lake to Round Lake portage
Missing Link Lake to Snipe Lake portage
Missing Link Lake to Tuscarora Lake portage
Mud Lake to Ella Hall Lake portage
Mud Lake to Four Mile Portage (Long Portage)
Mudro Creek to Entry Point 22 portage
Mudro Creek to Entry Point 23 portage
Mudro Lake to Fourtown Lake portages (takes you to the Fourtown Creek page)
Mudro Lake to Sandpit Lake portage

N
North Hegman Lake to South Hegman Lake portage

O
Owl Lake to Crooked Lake portage
Owl Lake to Tuscarora Lake portage

P
Parent Lake to Snowbank Lake portage
Parent Lake to Disappointment Lake portage
Picket Lake to Entry Point 22 portage
Picket Lake to Entry Point 23 portage
Polly Lake (aka Lake Polly) to Townline Lake portage

Q

R
Range Lake to Range River portage
Range Lake to Sandpit Lake portage
Range River to Range Lake portage
Range River to Sandpit Lake portage
Rib Lake to Cross Bay Lake portage
Rib Lake to Lower George Lake portage
Rice Lake to Hook Lake portage
Rice Lake to Slim Lake portage
Rifle Lake to Bridge Lake portage
Rifle Lake to Lake Two portage
Round Lake to Missing Link Lake portage
Round Lake to West Round Lake portage

S
Sandpit Lake to Mudro Lake portage
Sandpit Lake to Range Lake portage
Sandpit Lake to Range River portage
Sandpit Lake to Tin Can Mike Lake portage
Sawbill Lake to Ada Creek portage
Sawbill Lake to Alton Lake
Sawbill Lake to Kelso River
Sawbill Lake to Smoke Lake portage
Skoop Lake to Ada Lake portage
Skoop Lake to Cherokee Creek portage
Slim Lake to Entry Point 6 portage
Slim Lake to Rice Lake portage
Smoke Lake to Burnt Lake portage
Smoke Lake to Sawbill Lake portage
Snake River to Entry Point 84 portage
Snipe Lake to Copper Lake portage
Snipe Lake to Missing Link Lake portage
Snowbank Lake to Boot Lake portage
Snowbank Lake to Parent Lake portage
South Hegman Lake to Entry Point 77 portage
South Hegman Lake to North Hegman Lake portage
South Kawishiwi River to Entry Point 32 portage
South Temperance Lake to Temperance River portage
Stuart River to Entry Point 19 portage
Swing Lake to Abinodji Lake portage
Swing Lake to Gibson Lake portage

T
Temperance River to Brule Lake portage
Temperance River to South Temperance Lake portage
Temperance River to Weird Lake portage
Thelma Creek to Thelma Lake portage
Thelma Lake to Thelma Creek portage
Tin Can Mike Lake to Sandpit Lake portage
Town Lake to Cherokee Lake portage
Town Lake to Vesper Lake portage
Townline Lake to Kawasachong Lake portage
Townline Lake to Lake Polly portage
Trease Lake to Angleworm Lake Trail portage
Tuscarora Lake to Howl Lake portage
Tuscarora Lake to Missing Link Lake portage
Tuscarora Lake to Owl Lake portage

U-Z
Unload Lake to Gordon Lake portage
Vesper Lake to Gasket Lake portage
Vesper Lake to Town Lake portage
Weird Lake to Jack Lake portage
West Round Lake to Edith Lake portage
West Round Lake to Round Lake portage
Wood Lake to Entry Point 26 portage
Wood Lake to Hula Lake portage
Zenith Lake to Lujenida Lake


Between Fool Lake and Lucky Pay Lake BWCA
A wetland between Fool Lake and Lucky Pay Lake in the Hairy Lake Primitive Management Area within the BWCA


 
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