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BWCA Portage 895 (Kawishiwi River)

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Approximate Length:
46m (9 rods)


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On 5/7/2023 11:59:33 AM, Riley Smith said:
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The water was really high this day and the peninsula was an island this day. The portage is close to the end of the point. The current was strong enough that we weren't able to force our way up and had to take it. Just a quick lift over.
On 1/20/2023 9:14:09 AM, Regepc1 said:
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Super simple portage. If there's two of you, you might be able to just pick up each side of your loaded canoe and walk it. I was by myself so didn't have that option. You could also paddle through both directions or at least walk it through the rapids if need be - I just didn't feel up to it considering how short the portage was. I'm sure in lower water you couldn't paddle or walk through the rapids.
On 8/11/2021 12:35:33 AM, eagle98mn said:
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Water levels are low in 2021. I watched a group walk the canoes up the river, but that wasn't in the cards for us with kids in the canoe. This was a quick up and over with a rocky, shallow landing on the northern side.
On 6/7/2021 11:36:54 AM, J-Bird said:
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We were able to paddle up the rapids, but it would have been tough with all of our gear. The portage is very short and easy. We saw several groups with gear try to paddle up the rapids and fail. If the water level was higher I think it would have been quite a bit easier.The portage is just to the left of the rapids when approaching from the South.
On 5/26/2020 11:52:11 AM, BeerBaron said:
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I wasn't able to paddle up it on a kid trip, but it would def. be possible with 2 adults. No problems going down. The portage is short, or you could line your boat if you dont want to unload.
On 7/5/2016 4:30:56 PM, kzh said:
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We paddled both directions.
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