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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
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2NDpaddlers
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10/22/2018 03:38PM
 
New Trip Report posted by 2NDpaddlers

Trip Name: Finally back in the BWCA.

Entry Point: 47

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boonie
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10/22/2018 06:32PM
 
I enjoyed your report. I'm glad you were able to realize your dream and get back to the BW. I've been on those lakes and over most of the portages at one time or another; did a similar trip about 6 years ago in the opposite direction. Long Island to Muskeg was fun with the boulder field, downed trees, and up & over the beaver dam, but there was moose there as compensation. The wall was a tough climb, but I thought "wouldn't want to go down either, especially if wet". You guys did some work on your trip. I've always liked Snipe Lake, too; just stayed at that site a few weeks ago. Thanks for the report and the memories.
Northwoodsman
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10/22/2018 07:05PM
 
Thanks for the report. I'm glad that you were able to get back and to finally be joined by your wife. Would she do it again? I'm hoping to do it in reverse next fall. The main reason for doing it in reverse is that the winds are more often out of the west than the east and was hoping to be going with the wind not against it. I'll stretch it out a few days and spend a couple nights on Gaskin and a couple nights on Horseshoe.
Driftless
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10/23/2018 07:55AM
 
Great report! Love that route!
Jaywalker
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10/23/2018 01:31PM
 
Thanks for the fine report, and welcome back to the BW. Glad it worked out well for you both. The big question is this: did this 4 day trip get it out of your system, or did it get the BW into your system??
callofthewild
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11/19/2018 05:38PM
 
Nice report, pretty area. Love Tuscarora Outfitters as well. Last three trips have spent the night before there. All of our trips have been loops and ended there for a Mt. Dew and a shower as well. Happy Paddling!!!
Cretbo
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11/19/2018 06:44PM
 
Those pics were so nice on a cold windy Monday night ...
Thanks for sharing


Bob

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mjmkjun
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11/21/2018 05:36PM
 
You folks ate well! I was surprised to read of the temps as I think of August as a hot month.
Thanks for sharing.

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Sir Isaac Newton
2NDpaddlers
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07/07/2019 04:06PM
 
The 2018 trip got the BWCA into our system. Wife and I are headed back in August 3rd. Hitting kind of the same area, entry point 48 (Meeds). Hoping for a little better weather this year. Can't wait to get back in the wilderness.
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