Gone are the days of the lottery for Boundary Waters paddling permits for entry points on the Gunflint Trail. For the last couple of years the only entry points you can obtain permits for through a lottery are Moose Lake and Fall Lake. You can submit a reservation into the lottery for overnight paddling, overnight motor or day use motor permits for those two lakes beginning on December 17th at 9am. The lottery will run until January 14, 2014, reservations will be made for those who “win” and then beginning on January 29th all permits will be available on a first come first served basis.
If you’re planning to visit the BWCA and know your dates already you can make a reservation with us and we’ll take care of your permit when the time comes. If you don’t know your plans then don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to plan. The good thing about being located at the end of the Gunflint Trail is we almost always have permits to pick from. Just give us a call whenever you are ready and we can help you with your planning and reservation process for your next Boundary Waters canoe trip.