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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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Paddle a Canoe

So you can be awesome too!

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False sense of security

The late spring has lulled me into a false sense of security. The snow covered ground and ice covered lakes makes one think summer is far away but in reality it’s not. It’s this time of the year we check

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Seagull Lake Tower Photo

This is the view of the current 75-foot collapsible tower when fully extended as viewed from Seagull Lake between Seagull Creek and the public swimming beach and picnic area. The proposed tower would be permanent and therefore built beefier than

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Proposed tower will be visible in the Boundary Waters

The last thing I want to see as I’m paddling across a wilderness lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a tower. Well, maybe not the last thing because I wouldn’t want to see a body floating or

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Dog Sled Adventure in the BWCA

Here’s another great video by Layne Kennedy. Gosh I love sled dogs! Layne Kennedy Wintergreen Dog Sled Lodge Photo Adventure from Layne Kennedy on Vimeo.

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Cell phone service in the Boundary Waters

I hate to even type the title of this blog. I think allowing cell phone activity in the BWCA would be a terrible thing for our wilderness.  I can just imagine portaging into Ram Lake and hearing the sound of

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Photos of Stairway Portage

I found some neat pictures online the other day. They are the property of the Cook County Historical Society and they were taken when Stairway Portage was being built. The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the new wooden staircase that bypasses

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