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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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enreil
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06/19/2013 07:05PM
 
New Trip Report posted by enreil

Trip Name: Poplar Lake Loop 2013.

Entry Point: 47

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luft
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06/20/2013 02:33PM
 
Nice report! I was in this area a few weeks ago but didn't make it up to Meeds.


Bummer about the blowdown on the Lizz portage but glad to hear that you can still get through.
Spartan2
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06/21/2013 08:00AM
 
Thanks for a good report. I would have liked to see some photos.


You covered a lot of ground for such a short trip. We have been on all of that route, but took much longer to do it. We (even in our younger days this was the case) really like to take more time to savor the experience. But it sounds like you had fun!


My favorite part of the park. Reading just the names of the lakes brought back good memories. :-)
boonie
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06/22/2013 07:28PM
 
Thanks for the report. I did a lot of the same last fall and enjoyed the area, so it brought back memories.
DrBobDg
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07/12/2013 07:23PM
 
hey...what is your pizza recipe?
we went to Winchell last summer from Brule....pretty lake.
thanks for your trip report
:-)
Sylbill
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07/13/2013 10:49PM
 
Thanks for the trip request. Is the portage from Pillsbery to Swallow on the East side of the narrow passage? The Voyager map, Google Earth and the Red Pine GPS map all show it in the same location as your Fisher map.
muddy
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07/14/2013 07:08AM
 
thanks for the report!
nofish
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07/15/2013 02:09PM
 
Sounds like you got a chance to see how Wind-hell (Winchell) got its name. :). Not a terribly fun lake to paddle when you have a stiff head wind but it is a pretty lake.
fitgers1
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07/25/2013 10:35PM
 
Thanks for the report. We almost made it to Winchell, maybe next year.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson...and...“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".
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