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South Kawishiwi River

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Superior National Forest
118 South 4th Avenue East
Ely, MN

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South Kawishiwi Campground offers a variety of opportunities for campers including: fishing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, boating, and bird watching. Some campsites will accommodate larger recreational vehicles. Sites sit well above the river. Campground access roads are gravel.

The historic log pavilion was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933. It is available for summertime rentals. Contact the reservation service.

The Kawishiwi River provides access to Birch Lake to the south and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) to the north. No motors are allowed in this part of the BWCAW and self-issue day permits are required and are available on site, at Forest Service Offices, or BWCAW entry points.



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