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March 29 2017

Entry Point 38 - Sawbill Lake

Sawbill Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 25 miles. Access is a boat landing at Sawbill Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 14
Elevation: 1802 feet
Latitude: 47.8699
Longitude: -90.8858
Sawbill Lake - 38

Smoke for the weekend

by BrianEarth
Trip Report

Entry Date: October 06, 2007
Entry Point: Sawbill Lake
Number of Days: 3
Group Size: 2

Trip Introduction:
The rain held out until we were in our tents at night, and until we left Monday morning. Overall a great break from work and the "civilized world", and some nice fall colors, although we were a week or two past the peak. Fishing was horrible. Didn't find minnows on the drive up, so brought in crawlers and some salted shiners that someone gave me. Caught one 14 inch smallmouth and a 10 inch walleye. Stayed on Smoke both nights at the site near the portage to Burnt.

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