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June 26 2017

Entry Point 41 - Brule Lake

Brule 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 35 miles. Access is a boat landing at Brule Lake. Large lake with several campsites. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 7
Elevation: 1847 feet
Latitude: 47.9261
Longitude: -90.6448
Brule Lake - 41

To Swan Lake from the west

by CrazyDB1
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Entry Date: July 24, 2009
Entry Point: Brule Lake
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 8

Trip Introduction:
It is a tough day getting in and out. Two portages but both very difficult. One is short with large gradient the other over a mile long. :( Once at Swan, a great peaceful lake with good fishing. There is a nice cold rambling creek off the northern campsite, fun to play in or to cool a beverage.

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Sorry I dont have much else to say about it. One thing I couldnt find were any rock cliffs for jumping off or small rapids for playing in. I wouldnt recommend trying to traverse to the next lake to the north. Very tough terrain with knocked down trees everywhere. Plus the adjacent lake is a beaver lake anyways, so no amazing fishing like we had hoped. I will say it was pretty wet when we went but we had to build a pathway to the latreen with dead logs just to avoid shin deep mud - which sucked. Otherwise a great spot.

 


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