Boundary Waters Canoe Area Getting Bigger

     While the size of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness isn’t growing the area you can now paddle in is.  That’s great news for canoe enthusiasts who have trips or who are planning trips into the BWCA this week. 

     The Pagami Creek Fire is not getting bigger and that’s why the open area of the Boundary Waters is expanding.  With the Pagami Fire 23% contained and 1/3" of rainfall on Sunday the USFS made this announcement yesterday.

 Entry Point 54 Seagull Lake and Entry Point 55 Saganaga Lake – open for travel up to the closure area which is generally considered to be the area from Ester Lake south to Ogishkemuncie and from the north side of Ogishkemuncie east around the south shore of Seagull Lake.  Day trips are open in Entry Point 50 Cross Bay Lake, Entry Point 51 Missing Link Lake and Entry Point 52 Brant Lake.  Lakes near these entry points are only open for day trips, including: Cross Bay, Missing Link, Brant, Everett, Gotter, and Blue Snow Lakes.

     It shouldn’t be long before more BWCA travel areas are opened back up for overnight camping.  Fire restrictions are still in place but with rain in the forecast for this week that too may change soon.