Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (Reservations), MN

24 Fall Lake (op,om)

Permit Availability

Entrance Description

Method of travel is paddle or motor. Motor use OR possession requires an overnight motor permit (25 h.p. maximum). Access to Basswood for motors or paddlers. Portage wheels are allowed on Fall, Newton, Pipestone portages. Contact the Kawishiwi Ranger Station in Ely at 218-365-7561.

Know Before You Go:

Fall Lake or beyond (Newton, Pipestone or Fourmile). 25 horse power limit No motors allowed with paddle permits.


Fall Lake or beyond (Newton, Pipestone or Fourmile). 25 horse power limit. No motors allowed with paddle permits.

REMINDER: State law requires valid watercraft license/registration in order to operate in Minnesota. This requirement includes non-motorized watercraft over nine feet in length, such as canoes and kayaks.


A: Available for online reservation (click to book entry date)
L: Accepting Lottery Application (click to apply for the lottery)
W: Available at the Facility
R: Reserved
C: Closed
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