Heading South or North
A sure sign of fall is when the flocks of geese fly over the Boundary Waters with bills pointed south. Today there were a couple of very large flocks of geese all heading south. Their timing coincides with the departure of the Quetico Park Ranger.
The difference between the geese and Janice the Cache Bay Ranger is she heads north when the weather gets cold. What does that mean for people wanting to visit the Quetico Park? People are welcome to visit the Quetico when the Ranger is no longer there but camping fees are purchased on a self-service basis.
Permits to enter the Quetico Park are no longer needed after the Ranger Station closes but overnight camping fees must still be paid. Payment is by cash only that is deposited into a collection container. Checks aren’t allowed because by the time payment is retrieved the date is old and the bank won’t accept them.
The good news is the price of the overnight camping fee goes down a little bit. The rate is $16.50 per adult per night and youth is $6.50 per night and the rates are at par. If you have questions then you can call the Quetico Park directly at 807-597-5019.
Safe travels to all those migrating south or north.