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Saganaga Lake BWCA Trip

Here’s another great video by photographer Layne Kennedy who recently visited the Boundary Waters and camped on Saganaga Lake. Our wilderness campsite on Saganaga Lake 2019 from Layne Kennedy on Vimeo.

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Happy 75th Birthday Smokey Bear

It’s Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday today! There’s no better place to celebrate than in the Boundary Waters. Just be sure to hang the leftover cake from a tree limb so his black bear friends don’t eat all of the frosting

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BWCA Permit Lottery Again?

In my mind it’s doubtful the USFS will reinstate the lottery system for Boundary Waters permits but I guess you never know. Here’s a recent article about the lottery and what local politicians are attempting. BWCA permits could be handed

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Saganaga Fire across the border from the BWCA

There have been a few small fires  in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and across the border on Saganaga Lake recently. One potentially dangerous wildfire was prevented by a group of homeowners and volunteers in the Northeast Arm of

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Thunder Roars, Head Indoors

I heard the title of this blog just recently and it makes sense. With the increasing intensity of storms in our neck of the woods it is good advice, except when you’re out in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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New date to reserve BWCA permits

NEWS RELEASE: For Immediate Release Contact: Lisa Radosevich-Craig, Superior National Forest P: (218) 626-4336 Lisa.Radosevich-Craig@usda.gov Boundary Waters Permit Reservations Available March 4, 2019 DULUTH, Minn. (February 21, 2019) Beginning Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9 am CST, the USDA Forest

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Boundary Waters Permit System to Open February 27

Forest Service announces tentative date for reopening Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness permit process DULUTH, Minn.  (February 7, 2019) The USDA Forest Service anticipates reopening the process to reserve Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness quota permits on February 27, 2019.

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Boundary Waters Permit Information

At long last, a Press Release from the USFS regarding the BWCA permit reservation system… BOUNDARY WATERS PRESS RELEASE “The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, located on the Superior National Forest in Minnesota, opened a quota permit sale to the

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BWCA Celebrates 40 Years

From the USFS… The BWCAW became part of a National Wilderness Preservation System with signing of the 1964 Wilderness Act. According to the Act, Wilderness is “an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man

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Small Fire in the Boundary Waters

A small fire was detected on Ogishkemuncie Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area on July 30th. At approximately 5:15 p.m. on July 31 the U.S. Forest Service sent the following update on the wildfire.  On July 30, a lighting

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