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Entry Point 66 - Crocodile River

Crocodile River 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 26 miles. No trip option. Must spend all nights on Crocodile Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1824 feet
Latitude: 48.0347
Longitude: -90.2731
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QuietSolo
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07/12/2018 01:23PM
 
New Trip Report posted by QuietSolo

Trip Name: Bog Lake weekend.

Entry Point: 67

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boonie
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07/12/2018 04:38PM
 
Thanks for the report about a place you never hear much about. I've often thought it would be good for what you suggested, but wondered how it was . . .
Pinetree
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07/13/2018 06:33PM
 
Years ago I use to find blueberries along the southwest shore before the last fires. Been a while since I have been there and I know some of the campsites are closed now.Use to be good for eater size walleyes.
egknuti
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07/18/2018 12:17PM
 
I usually do day fishing trips to Bog during the summer and I usually don’t see anyone else. At times the deer flies can be deadly along with the mosquitoes and that’s just in the parking lot! Several times I’ve had to do some trail clearing on the portage. There use to be several nice sites on the lake but were burned in the fire. Only one has been rehabilitated. The site you stayed at is the best one. Good walleye fishing and sometimes decent pike fishing as well. A real hidden gem in my opinion.
Pinetree
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07/18/2018 12:25PM
 
egknuti: "I usually do day fishing trips to Bog during the summer and I usually don’t see anyone else. At times the deer flies can be deadly along with the mosquitoes and that’s just in the parking lot! Several times I’ve had to do some trail clearing on the portage. There use to be several nice sites on the lake but were burned in the fire. Only one has been rehabilitated. The site you stayed at is the best one. Good walleye fishing and sometimes decent pike fishing as well. A real hidden gem in my opinion."


That area can be the worst mosquito area in the BWCA-yes I do like that lake for day trips and yes it did have some very nice campsites. If you were real adventurous and good with a compass you could walk thru the woods and you would hit a old logging road. That is all burnt now and was getting over grown anyhow.
QuietSolo
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07/18/2018 02:36PM
 
I have to admit I would return for the solitude and fishing (did not fish on this trip), but not in July.
carmike
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07/19/2018 12:17AM
 
Thank you for the report to an often-unvisited (or unwritten-about) lake. I haven't been in there since the fire, so it's nice to hear and see a report on it. I might just have to head back there...the fishing can be good. :)
PaddleAway
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07/21/2018 10:48PM
 
Nice report, thanks for sharing. I've researched this lake a few times for long weekends, but the lack of options has always kept me away.
MN_Lindsey
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08/06/2018 07:53PM
 
Thanks for sharing.

“The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.” - Nancy Newhall
Magrockt
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11/29/2018 04:03PM
 
Thanks for the new update and sorry...Arghh...we did a day clearing trip on May 19, without any new treefalls on the portage trail. The first .25 mile outside the bwca had been brush mowed back. So there was just some interior brushing. I saw the damage of the June / July storms over on Isabella River and PWT where the same spring trail clearing was all undone. Hoping the FS brought a saw to cut those big trees. I’m curious about the names you gave these 8 obstacles?
QuietSolo
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12/20/2018 12:09PM
 
From lake toward parking lot: silky big boy, the reach around, how's your father, limbo, oh boy, 6 is just 6, motherfucker, and the canopy.
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