Paddle - BWCA, Quetico, Sylvania, and other paddling places

BWCA Portage 500 (Hatchet)

You must login to upload photos

You can click on the campsites, portages, and lakes on the map to go to their respective pages. To see the portage on a fully interactive map, click on the "View on Interactive Map" link found below.
Approximate Length:
73m (14 rods)


Climb/Descent Meters:

"Hilliness" Index

# of Comments:

On 9/12/2022 1:08:35 PM, MontanaPaddler said:
Visit Date:

We skipped this one and waded the canoes through the creek. It was a fun adventure, although I doubt it saved us any time.
On 6/2/2019 8:06:33 PM, TuscaroraBorealis said:
Visit Date:

Depending how particular you are about your canoe??? This one can likely be lined without too much difficulty. Otherwise, the trail is about as easy as you could expect a portage of this length to be.
On 8/20/2018 7:16:54 PM, Riley Smith said:
Visit Date:

We ran our canoes through this set as did the poor people behind us in their kevlars. Why did anyone think it was a good idea to trust my lead? Hah! I winced every time I heard those beautiful kevlar canoes scrape a rock. Both groups made it through fine.
On 3/21/2016 1:10:54 AM, Woodstripper said:
Visit Date:

Hatchet creek is a delight. Every time I've been through, the water has been high enough to permit walking the canoes through all but one of the portages. Great on a hot day with youth that want to cool off.
You must be logged in
to comment on portages.
Visit Date:
The approximate date that you visited the portage
Public   Private
You must be logged in to upload photos
Hatchet Cr rapids
Hatchet Cr rapids by Gavia
Portage by MD_MooseLick
New Messages