Harbor to North Wilder

Boundary Waters portage
Posted by: Patrick Fleming
Season/Year: Spring 07
Water Level: average
Length: 100 rods
Rating: difficult
Additional Perspectives:
Judith Scoville

Portage Description:
The portage from Harbor to North Wilder is covered with many (10-20) downed trees making the portage difficult. Some trees were very fresh, some old. The trail is not difficult, but it is narrow. The landings are small to average and a little rocky. We had three small children and two adults. This portage wiped us out for the day. I asked the Forest Service about the trees. They said that this is a no-maintenance area and this is not an official portage any more. It is marked on both Fischer and McKenzie Maps and not difficult to find.

Lake after portage: North Wilder
Known campsites: 2
Lake Description:

N Wilder is a smallish remote lake. We saw no one else while we were there. The portage and paddle out to Hudson lake was very pleasant.

Portage from North Wilder into:
South Wilder
the river *to Hudson Lake

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