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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 34 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: 3
Elevation: 1864 feet
Latitude: 48.0420
Longitude: -90.4998
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Vif
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08/15/2023 09:26PM
 
New Trip Report posted by Vif

Trip Name: Caribou lake trip Aug 9th..

Entry Point: 49

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520eek
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08/15/2023 11:27PM
 
Maybe something the forest service might know about. Based on how old those trees are ( firewood? ) for future use? Dunno, maybe someone else can chime in...

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it!
AlexanderSupertramp
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08/16/2023 08:48AM
 
Not Ash trees. Could have something to do with Pine Bark Beetle but USFS wouldn't chop down just a dozen trees near a camp to control that. It takes widespread thinning to have any effect.


The most likely scenario is that the trees were deemed unsafe and too close to the campsite, and to avoid one of them toppling over on a camper overnight during a wind storm, they removed them.
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