Portage between Entry Point 84 and the Snake River and surrounding area
Length in Rods: 198 rods Date portage was last visited: August 5, 2016
Portage Rating: Easy  

The Portage between BWCA Entry Point 84 and the Snake River

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Portaging Direction: From BWCA Entry Point 84 to the Snake River

BWCA Entry Point 84 to the Snake River Portage 1
For a portage located so far out on a crummy access road, this portage is in remarkably fine condition. It is generally flat and has received excellent maintenance. Here the portage starts just to the right of the bulletin board. (Note: As of most recent visit date, the white colored sign in the distance was posted by the U.S. Geological Service as a warning that wolf trapping was taking place in the area. It recommended that dog owners keep there pooch on a very short leash as the traps are just off the portage trail.)



It's a good 15 minutes or more of walking from the parking lot to the river. This portage is probably longer than the rated 198 rods (more like 250 rods). The portage is generally downhill, but there is some up and down. You lose about 25 feet over the first 100 rods, gain 20 feet in the middle and drop another 35 feet down to the river. Over such a long distance it's barely noticeable except around the bridge crossing. You cross an unnavigable location of the Snake River along the route, over a wooden bridge.


BWCA Entry Point 84 to the Snake River Portage 2
The landing at the Snake River is fine silt and a little soft, but otherwise a fantastically easy place to land or launch a canoe.

Now that you've made it over the portage, visit: SNAKE RIVER


Portaging Direction: From the Snake River to BWCA Entry Point 84

BWCA Entry Point 84 to the Snake River Portage 3
An obviously good place to bring your canoe ashore.



While this portage is easy, it is pretty long. Would not be surprised if it was actually a little longer than this. From the river, the portage is relatively flat until it reaches the bridge crossing further up the Snake River. The portage is mildly uphill from the bridge until it reaches the entry point parking area.


BWCA Entry Point 84 to the Snake River Portage 4
You have arrived at the parking lot.

Now that you've made it over the portage, visit: BWCA ENTRY POINT 84

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