BWCAW Driving Directions

Driving distance: 16.5 miles (26 minutes)

Start at Ely Outfitting Company.
Drive east on Hwy 169 for .8 miles.
Turn right on Hwy 1.
Go 12 miles.
Turn left onto FR 181/Spruce Rd.
Go 4.1 miles to parking area on left side of road.
147 rod portage to river.

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