Entry Points Open in the Boundary Waters

     Thankfully we’ve got plenty of entry points into the BWCA open to choose from in spite of the Pagami Fire.  We’re hoping they’ll open up more of them after yesterday’s 1/2" to 1" of rain but until then there are still plenty of places to paddle. 

     All of the entry points on the East side of the Gunflint Trail are open.  This includes Larch Creek, Magnetic Lake, South Lake, Duncan, Daniels, E. Bearskin, Clearwater and Crocodile Lake.  Both Seagull Lake and Saganaga Lake are open for canoe campers who want to make a basecamp.  These are two of my favorite lakes in the Boundary Waters especially when time is limited. 

     The Quetico Park remains open for canoe camping trips.  There are no fire restrictions in the Quetico and permits are no longer needed.  Canoe campers must pay their overnight camping fees at the Ranger Station with a credit card and then they are free to explore the Quetico at their leisure. 

     Fall is a great time to be in the canoe country.  The bugs are non-existent, visitors are down and wildlife is out and about.  The leaves are changing on the trees and the smell of fall is in the air.  This week’s forecast is calling for lows in the 40’s at night and highs in the 70’s during the day.  It’s a great week to be in the Boundary Waters or Quetico Park.  Hope to see you at Voyageur.

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