Boundary Waters Permits

     As the snowflakes fall and the lakes begin to turn solid we’re thinking about Boundary Waters Permits.  There’s a brand new website and this year we’ll be better able to issue BWCAW permits.  That’s still a long ways away from now but the lottery for permit reservations is just around the corner.

Lottery/Reservation Timeline from the USFS regarding BWCAW Permits:

December 1-January 15, 2009- Mailed in lottery applications are accepted at Reserve America until close of business on January 10, 5 pm Central Standard Time.  Internet lottery applications are accepted until midnight.

January 16-Lottery Run.  After the lottery, RA will call unsuccessful mail-in applicants and send letters to those who were not contacted by phone.  Results for web applications will be available in the individuals’ accounts.  RA will send email and hard copy confirmation letters to successful applicants.

January 20- Internet and mail reservations accepted.

February 1- Phone reservations accepted.

May 1- September 30- Quota Permit Season