We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ely, MN
Description:

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness scenic lake which is an entry point...

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness scenic lake which is an entry point for canoeing.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 7 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Super relaxing and quiet

OK, the portage of over 2 miles is tough but that is the payoff. No noise, no crowds and peace and quiet for your whole stay! Find a point sticking out to reduce bugs. Fish for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah C
Add Photo Write a Review

7 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 7: English reviews
Level Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, the portage of over 2 miles is tough but that is the payoff. No noise, no crowds and peace and quiet for your whole stay! Find a point sticking out to reduce bugs. Fish for Northerns mostly.

Helpful?
Thank Sarah C
Marquette, Iowa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Although you could complete the entire trail around Angleworm Lake in a single (long) day, it is best enjoyed by slowing down and breaking up the hike by camping one or two nights. We spent an awesome 3 day, 2 nights backpacking here in September and the scenery, trails, serenity were all just fantastic. Most of the designated campsites were... More 

Helpful?
Thank smalldog33
Duluth, Minnesota
Level Contributor
90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It's about two miles in from the parking lot to the shores of Angleworm Lake. Along the way you go past a beaver pond, over a bridge, and through typical BWCAW scenery. We've always gone in August, and the bugs haven't been bad then.

Helpful?
Thank Aaron B
Medina, Minnesota
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Bring your bug repellent or wear netting over your face. Beautiful hike. A little long but a great workout. The lake is beautiful. A good three hour expedition. Pack a lunch. It's beautiful once you reach the lake.

Helpful?
Thank collegemom131619
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A long day trip into the Boundary Waters but it was a great outing for the family and we enjoyed finding and seeing the pictographs.

Helpful?
1 Thank Becki R
Ely, Minnesota
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A lo-o-o-ng hike through the trees gets you to this big lake. A trail of sorts goes around it in 14 miles. If you like hiking in the forest, this is a good hike. If you want big views, go elsewhere.

Helpful?
2 Thank Lynn E
Marysville, Ohio
Level Contributor
135 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Angelworm Lake is really nice. Very pretty and serene. The views from around the lake are great. However, WARNING FOR HIKERS. There is a 'trail' that goes around the lake but because it is a Wilderness Area THE TRAILS ARE NOT MARKED. They want to protect the beauty and the 'feel' of loneliness. Ok thats great but for a hiker... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank AmericanExplorer8500

Been to Angleworm Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Angleworm Lake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?