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BWCA Video- Drawing Boundaries

A great BWCA video made by a High School student! Read more about him here.  

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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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The lost shoe

I want to share a guest post with you but will first tell you about an experience I once had.  I was walking a trail with my mountain bike from a lake to a logging road.  I stepped into a

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Full Moon Coming Soon

This weekend features the full moon of August! It’s the perfect time to visit the Boundary Waters and watch the moonlight sparkle on the water’s surface.  The August moon is traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because this type of fish

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Enjoy the Perseids in the Boundary Waters

A place with no light pollution is the perfect place to watch a meteor shower. The Boundary Waters, Quetico Park or the Gunflint Trail are a few options for this year’s Perseids which will be extra special because of the

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Looking for worms?

I should have become an investigative reporter because I always have so many questions I’d like to know the answers to. For instance, how lost can a person get looking for worms? Or how often is the USFS going to

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Muddy portage paths in the Boundary Waters

The Leave No Trace principle of not hiking on a muddy trail doesn’t work well if you’re on a portage in the Boundary Waters or on a thru-hike on some extensive hiking trail. In the BWCA you will encounter wet

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Life Vests only work if you wear them

News Release 06/12/2018 On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 3:41PM, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible drowning on Perent Lake, which is in northeast Lake County within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.    The reporting party

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BWCA open for business

Great news for people looking to head into the BWCA! Saganaga Lake is open all the way to Clark Island! OK, so it’s the first island on Sag but keep in mind there are campsites on Clark and in the

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It’s official, the tow boats are in the water!

The first step to getting ready to take the first tow boat ride of the season has been completed. The boat is in the water and ready to explore wherever the lack of ice will allow.

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