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mrklean

Looking to head to the BWCA

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Im looking to head up to the BWCA for a few days during the summer what are some good areas to go into. Im coming from the cities, might bring my GF so i will probably need an easy place to get in and get around. Any information would be great. Thanks

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Do you have an idea of about where you would want to go in from? I know of some easy places off of the Echo Trail. You could try the Hegman lake entry point.

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When I plan BWCA trips I always start out by checking out the Superior National forest map. Then run the lake names that look plausable thru the DNR lake reports. Then check out the detailed topo maps. Permits fill up fast these days so plan well ahead.

If you just want some ideas, Lake one-three and the Isabella section are easy access and smaller waters.

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What do you want to fish for? There are some places you could go to outside the BWCA that you may actually see less people.

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Gabbro & Bald Eagle out of Ely. One medium long portage from the parking lot and you are there. Paddle through Little Gabbro and up some current to Gabbro and you are there. If the current is too strong, the portage to Gabbro is a hop and a skip. Very good walleye fishing in both lakes. Book your permit as early as possible.

You can always go to Lakes 1 2 3, but every scout troop in the BWCA will be there as well.

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I'll second Gabbro. Over the years, it has always been a group favorite. This summer's trip marks the 4th time in 30 years we'll go in at Little Gabbro, finally surpassing now the counts for our earlier entries at Fall Lake and Lake One back in the day.

But get your permit yesterday! As an example: Less than 10% of the Little Gabbro entry permits remain available for June and July.

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