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More BWCA entry points open up

We’re thankful the USFS made the decision to open up more entry points into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Saganaga and Seagull Lake entry points are open but some areas remain closed to canoe campers. Starting Sunday, please call

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Time to open the rest of the Boundary Waters

We feel it is time to open up the rest of the Boundary Waters due to the lack of threat from the John Ek Fire. The fire has not grown in size, crews have established fire lines, temperatures have been

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Boundary Waters entry points opening up

The recent rains, cooler temperatures and additional fire resources in the Superior National Forest are allowing the USFS to open up most of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area entry points on September 4th. Unfortunately the lack of containment of the

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Waiting, Watching, Wondering about wildfires on the Gunflint Trail

That’s what we’ve been doing lately in regards to the wildfire situation on the Gunflint Trail. Waiting to see if the fires will produce a plume of smoke again, watching for updates from the fire teams and wondering if we’ll

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Additional closures on the Gunflint Trail

National Forest lands and roads on the upper section of the Gunflint Trail are now closed. Private and public roads are still open so homeowners and guests can access resorts, outfitters and restaurants on the Gunflint Trail.  The closure area

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Boundary Waters Closure extended into September

No significant amount of rain has fallen on the Superior National Forest and none of the fires on the forest have been even partially contained. Fire fighting resources are inadequate for the current fires and more fires continue to start.

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Pre-evacuation of the end of the Gunflint Trail

Last night the powers that be ordered a pre-evacuation for the end of the Gunflint Trail. What does this mean? The Sheriff’s Department and the GTVFD went door to door to inform people to gather their valuables, medications and pets

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John Ek Wildfire in the BWCAW

What began as the John Elk Wildfire has now been renamed the John Ek Wildfire. Yesterday was a bad day for John and a good day for the Boundary Waters as temperatures and wind were moderate and didn’t allow for

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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Closed

I never thought I would write that as a blog title, but here it is. The rumors were true and the entire BWCAW has been closed for 7 days due to wildfires, threat to public safety, drought conditions and lack

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Boundary Waters Closed?

We’re happy to report our immediate area of the Gunflint Trail received over a half of an inch of rain last night. We’ve been in drought conditions much of the summer and wildfire danger has been ever present. While we

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