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November 20 2018

Entry Point 47 - Lizz & Swamp Lakes

Lizz and Swamp Lakes entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Gunflint Ranger Station near the city of Grand Marais, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 28 miles. Access from Poplar Lake by 51-rod portage to Lizz Lake and 100-rod portage into Swamp Lake only. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 4
Elevation: 1864 feet
Latitude: 48.0420
Longitude: -90.4998
Lizz & Swamp Lakes - 47

First Trip

by Bmbpenguin
Trip Report

Entry Date: June 10, 2018
Entry Point: Lizz and Swamp Lakes
Number of Days: 6
Group Size: 7

Trip Introduction:
We have been planning this scouting adventure for about 2 years, with 1 year of preparation. We arrived at Rockwood Lodge Outfitters on Saturday night in preparation for our Sunday Journey.

Day 1 of 6


Sunday, June 10, 2018 We hit Poplar Lake around 7:30 AM and headed out.  On portage from Caribou to Horseshoe had a member of the crew twist their ankle. This altered our planned route to Gaskin and picked a site on Horseshoe. Site was on the end of the peninsula and was very windy. But was worth staying at.~Poplar Lake, Lizz Lake, Caribou Lake, Horseshoe Lake

 

Lakes Traveled:   Poplar Lake, Lizz Lake, Caribou Lake, Horseshoe Lake,


Day 2 of 6


Monday, June 11, 2018 Sent scouting party to Gaskin Lake to see what sites were available. Upon their return, packed up camp and headed to Gaskin Lake. Twisted ankle was not as serious as originally thought. ~Horseshoe Lake, Gaskin Lake

 

Lakes Traveled:   Horseshoe Lake, Gaskin Lake,


Day 3 of 6


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Spent day relaxing and some general lake canoeing. Evening fishing by the group.

 



Day 4 of 6


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Another day relaxing. Small portion of the group headed to Allen Lake for fishing.

 



Day 5 of 6


Thursday, June 14, 2018 Up early in preparation for breaking camp and heading to Caribou. Knew storms were coming in on Friday, so we wanted a closer portage to the exit. Found a good site on Caribou and spent a good time swimming and enjoying the sites. ~Gaskin Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Caribou Lake

 

Lakes Traveled:   Gaskin Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Caribou Lake,


Day 6 of 6


Friday, June 15, 2018 Up at 5AM to try and get out ahead of storms. Was not able and had to shelter in place till storms passed around 9AM. Headed out on smooth lake but with rain. Upon entry on to Poplar, wind picked up. Reached Rockwood Lodge about 20 minutes ahead of stronger winds and heavy fog. All in all, a great trip. ~Caribou Lake, Lizz Lake, Poplar Lake

 

Lakes Traveled:   Caribou Lake, Lizz Lake, Poplar Lake,

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