BWCA Portage 24

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Approximate Length:
395m (79 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
24.6

"Hilliness" Index
62

# of Comments:
7

On 2/24/2019 7:10:52 PM, Riley Smith said:
Visit Date:
5/25/2017

Gotta love the monuments. This portage is really busy as a lot of people are heading to Knife. As others have said: stay on the dock and it's not a bad portage.
On 9/5/2018 11:40:51 PM, twincitiesjesse said:
Visit Date:
9/2/2018

Most of this portage is pretty easy. But there's a "dock" on the Swamp landing. Stay on the dock. In the water around the dock, submerged at the time we visited, was another platform made of timber. It seemed solid, but approaching land on the submerged timber, we found a mucky bottom that will swallow you up to your waist in muck. Stay on the dock! Assuming you followed this advice and are muck-free, admire the boundary markers on this portage. They are pretty cool.
On 4/20/2016 1:10:19 PM, AmateurHour said:
Visit Date:
9/4/2015

Well-traveled with a hill in the middle. A good place to exercise good loading/unloading etiquette since it sees so much traffic.
On 7/29/2015 10:57:34 PM, KY Paddler said:
Visit Date:
6/13/2015

I've went over this portage many times. It is literally "up hill both ways". But it's not bad, it has a nice path with a dock on one end and a beach on the other for easy canoe launching. The monuments are always good for photographs too.
On 7/5/2015 9:59:58 AM, Joe Scott said:
Visit Date:
6/29/2015

Well maintained and easy.
On 5/10/2014 10:31:29 AM, bwbrian said:
Visit Date:
8/4/2013

Monument portage - Landing on Swamp Lake is a boardwalk/dock...stay on it! The portage is well-worn and easy with a little elevation along thee way. Landing on Ottertrack is a beach. Nice border markers (monuments) along the way.
On 1/22/2014 3:35:37 PM, jeemon said:
Visit Date:
9/1/2012

Monument Portage is interesting with historic boarder markings, starts with a well maintained dock on the Swamp Lake landing
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Monument Portage
Monument Portage by jeemon
9/1/2012
Border Markers
Border Markers by 4everpaddle
6/27/2009
Border Markers
Border Markers by 4everpaddle
6/27/2009
Monument Portage
Monument Portage by 4everpaddle
6/27/2009
Border Markers
Border Markers by 4everpaddle
6/27/2009
Border Markers
Border Markers by 4everpaddle
6/27/2009
monument portage
monument portage by Joe Scott
6/29/2015
monument portage
monument portage by Joe Scott
monument portage
monument portage by Joe Scott
Ottertrack Lake to Swamp Lake
Ottertrack Lake to Swamp Lake by Gavia
5/27/2013
Swamp Lake to Ottertrack Lake
Swamp Lake to Ottertrack Lake by Gavia
9/15/2012
monument roger.JPG
monument roger.JPG by matt13
5/20/2016
monument canada.JPG
monument canada.JPG by matt13
5/20/2016
monument zach.JPG
monument zach.JPG by matt13
5/20/2016
Ottertrack end 1
Ottertrack end 1 by AmateurHour
9/7/2017
Ottertrack end 2
Ottertrack end 2 by AmateurHour
9/7/2017
Looking into Plume Lake
Looking into Plume Lake by 01richwood