BWCA Portage 930 (South Fowl)

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Approximate Length:
1872m (372 rods)

Lakes:

Climb/Descent Meters:
515

"Hilliness" Index
275

# of Comments:
2

On 5/29/2019 3:25:15 PM, BobberRob said:
Visit Date:
5/25/2019

Pretty easy to find from the South Fowl landing. You can see a large palisade to the North of the landing and the damn (where the American portage is located) is South. The landing was swamped with lake derbies when I was there, making getting close to shore a bit of a chore. As mentioned, the first 1/3 is a bit of a climb. There were a number of blow downs, but significantly less than what had apparently been down before. The mud was significant at times. I wouldn't plan on dry footing through this in the Spring. It gets tight in spots for a tandem canoe, but is definitely doable. The Pigeon River makes it worth doing this portage. 3/5
On 9/27/2018 10:12:51 AM, eagle98mn said:
Visit Date:
8/18/2018

I didn't try to find the other marked portage coming from South Fowl Lake, and I didn't regret it. At the advice of someone with experience, I made for the Canadian Fowl Portage, which is pretty straightforward. Basically, it is uphill for the first third, there are a bunch of downed trees to step over in the second third (though not significant enough to slow you down much), and the last third has a lot of mud potential under wet conditions. There is a spur on the left at the top of the first hill. I didn't explore this, but I've heard it leads to an overlook over South Fowl.
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