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  Last Visit: 04/15/2024 06:23PM

Entry Point 67 - Bog Lake

Bog Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Isabella, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 28 miles. Access is a 232-rod portage into Bog Lake. Four campsites. Dead end lake with no trip options.

Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1593 feet
Latitude: 47.7724
Longitude: -91.3870
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patoc
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08/21/2022 01:52PM
 
New Trip Report posted by patoc

Trip Name: The Mystery of Bog Lake - Solved.

Entry Point: 67

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tumblehome
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08/21/2022 06:40PM
 
Ah yes, the last place on earth to camp in the BWCA, Bog Lake.


Many moons ago I asked the wife if she would like to do a last minute trip to which she agreed to after some hesitation.


But Alas, getting a permit in the summer on a Friday is not an easy task, and the only permit available except a few other stinker entries was Bog Lake. So we took it.


I don’t remember much about the trip, not much to remember I guess. But I’m glad I went, at least I remember that much!


They should give out a patch or something for those that go to Bog Lake.
Tom
egknuti
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08/22/2022 08:23AM
 
The picture where you are sitting on the beach actually shows the other campsite right off the point.
I do day fishing trips into Bog and usually don’t see anyone else, except the last time (2 weeks ago) where all three sites were taken. They did all clear out by noon though.
patoc
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08/22/2022 03:12PM
 
Ahh, so there it is - thanks. I was definitely looking too far west as I hadn't bothered to bring a map in and was going off of memory. It would have been interesting to see if it was open (grate/pit toilet).

In any case, another small part of the mystery solved. :)
egknuti
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08/22/2022 04:42PM
 
It is open with the old fire grate plus a new latrine. Probably the better of the two burned sites. This site and the old middle site were pretty good sites and had some beautiful old cedars.
TreeBear
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08/29/2022 02:56PM
 
As of May, the update of the USFS open sites map does show three open sites which makes sense. The strange thing is the map doesn't extend north anymore to show Hudson/the wilders/Insula/the numbers so perhaps they aren't reopening any more up there. Also interesting that some sites I thought would NEVER reopen have been such as Baskatong and some of the Isabella and Island river sites.


https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd667957.pdf


Two north and the southwest site. Thanks for the report! I am hoping to get there this fall if I get the time.
520eek
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09/07/2022 12:38AM
 
well, there you have it! Mystery solved... :)

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it!
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