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BWCA Portage 554 (Newton to Fall)

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Approximate Length:
421m (84 rods)


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On 2/15/2020 8:01:50 PM, spoppovich said:
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Nice easy portage. We went this way because we had a 4-year-old with us. No problems for her.
On 2/24/2019 5:54:50 PM, Riley Smith said:
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Wide, flat, easy landings, and lots of traffic through here. Ironically, this is the only portage I have every actually injured myself on. Twisted fate...
On 4/18/2018 8:40:33 PM, Duluth Man said:
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Designed for motorized boats with portage wheels. Wide, fairly flat, easy portage. Very busy with constant traffic of locals making day trips into Basswood.
On 9/23/2017 9:47:11 AM, SnowBird2016 said:
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We portaged this on two day trips. One with gear and the other without gear. Great side paths to see Newton Falls. Lots of garter snakes sunning on the path. Wide, nearly rock free portage. High traffic. The Fall Lake side is a bit of rocky.
On 6/2/2014 9:46:30 PM, Bradford said:
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Highway of a portage (mechanical). Used by motorboat people so, wide and flat - no obstacles (other than lots of traffic). Good put-in and take outs. Side paths for views of rapids.
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