Noteworthy Things to See in the BWCA

This is an alphabetical listing of noteworthy places to visit in the BWCA and Quetico Provincial Park. In most cases, we use the nearest water body as a point of reference for pinpointing the location of these places in this directory.

Noteworthy Places to Visit in the BWCA

A

B

Brule Lake Trail Trailhead
Brule Lake Trail / Eagle Mountain Trail Intersection
Brule Mountain

C
Copper Lake - Likely site of old mining operation
Crooked Lake - Decaying trapper's cabin
Crooked Lake - Rock Crib (old dock support) near Owl Lake portage
Cross Bay Lake - Beaver dam and lodge near the Snipe Lake portage
Cross Bay Lake - Somewhat hidden creek and small waterfall (also the location of the bushwhack trail into the Hairy Lake PMA)

D
Disappointment Mountain

E
Eagle Mountain Trail BWCA Boundary Sign
Eagle Mountain Summit - Highest Point in Minnesota (and BWCA of course)
Edith Lake - Location of Brant Lake Entry Point BWCA Boundary Sign
Ella Hall Lake - Ella Hall Marked Gravesite
Ella Hall Lake - Unidentified foundation structure in northwest part of lake (old dock?)

F
Fall Lake - Old foundation at Mile Island campsite
Fall Lake - Railroad Pier at end of Four Mile Portage
Four Mile Portage (aka Long Portage) - 1280 rod portage from Fall Lake to Basswood Lake

G
Gasket Lake - Massive talus slope below high cliff
Gaskin Mountain - 5th highest point in Minnesota

H
Ham Lake - Location of Cross River BWCA Entry Point Boundary Sign along 24 Rod Portage

I

J

K

L
Lake One - Remains of old logging era dam
Lake Three - "Invisible" Island (not shown on some BWCA maps)
Little Gabbro Lake - Old Logging Dam Number One in northeast channel
Little Gabbro Lake - Old Logging Dam Number Two in the northwest channel

M
Missing Link Lake - Official BWCA entry point boundary sign

N

O

P
Pagami Creek - Old cabin and camp relics at mouth of Pagami Creek
Powwow Trail - Bridges over the Isabella River
Powwow Trail - The "Wye" Intersection

Q

R
Rib Lake - Remains of old dock structure at Lower George Lake portage

S
Sora Lake - Start the bushwhack from this point

T
Temperance River - Its headwaters at Brule Lake

U-Z

 
PMA #1: Weeny PMA #4: Tick PMA #7: Pitfall PMA #10: Hairy
PMA #2: Canthook PMA #5: Spider PMA #8: Mugwump PMA #11: Weasel
PMA #3: Sundial PMA #6: Drag PMA #9: Humpback PMA #12: Fungus
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