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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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cycle003
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08/25/2014 08:58PM
 
New Trip Report posted by cycle003

Trip Name: Our family's first BWCA trip, EP 47 Lizz Lake.

Entry Point: 47

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donnan
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08/26/2014 06:34AM
 
I enjoyed your trip report and am glad you had a good time. Thanks for posting.
cooke350
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08/26/2014 11:31AM
 
Thanks for the report! I just took my daughter last weekend on her first BWCA trip, and would love to do a family trip there some day!
bottomtothetap
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08/26/2014 12:47PM
 
Thanks for the report!


We stayed at Rockwood the night after you did and entered the BWCA at Cross Bay Lake on Monday morning, working our way back to Poplar over the next couple of days. When we came through Gaskin on Thursday, we saw the group with the pit bull camped on the eastern Island site. The dog barked at us when we paddled by as if we had no business being on the lake. This did not seem to bother its owners any. We did say "Hi" as we paddled past but I detected no response. I remember thinking at that moment (LONG before I ever read your trip report), "Not my kinda group."


Once we got on Horseshoe we took the site you had just vacated and spent a night there. It appeared to be the last open spot on Horseshoe, so lucky for us you did leave early! We enjoyed the site too, though the fishing was slow and, yes, it was a pretty wet evening with significant rain 'till well after midnight.


P.S. Very nice of you to leave us some firewood!
cycle003
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08/26/2014 01:11PM
 
That is so cool. I love this site. You're welcome for the wood, but I must confess it was not planned that we left it. My wife asked that if it rained all day Thursday (as one of the forecasts from our weather radio predicted) I build a fire, so I kept some wood dry under the tarp. When we decided to leave early, I moved it out of the way.


I couldn't believe how that group with the pit bull had ZERO control over it. I would not come to any of them when called.


anthonylane
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08/27/2014 12:16AM
 
Nice report/pics—thanks for posting. Looks like your wife and daughter enjoyed the experience, can't wait to bring my kids up there. Lynn and Mike are awesome people.


I have gone out of RW's my firs two trips and will be doing my third there this year. Going to try to make it down to that Southern most site on Vista, everyone says it's great.
boonie
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08/27/2014 07:56PM
 
Thanks, cycle003, I enjoyed the story and pictures of your first trip. A couple of years ago, I entered Cross Bay like bottomtothetap and worked my way across Kiskadinna, Omega, and Allen to Horseshoe, where I spent a couple of enjoyable days. It sounds like you enjoyed a very nice first trip.
boonie
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08/27/2014 09:19PM
 
BTW, really enjoyed the slideshow!
cycle003
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08/27/2014 11:48PM
 
Thanks everyone. I'm glad to hear people enjoyed the pics and write-up.

I thought the trip would ease my craving for tripping, but it's even worse now. I'm not sure how I can get up there again this year, but I'm trying to figure something. Maybe I can get one more trip in closer to home.
bottomtothetap
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08/28/2014 10:52AM
 
quote boonie: "Thanks, cycle003, I enjoyed the story and pictures of your first trip. A couple of years ago, I entered Cross Bay like bottomtothetap and worked my way across Kiskadinna, Omega, and Allen to Horseshoe, where I spent a couple of enjoyable days. It sounds like you enjoyed a very nice first trip. "


Yeah, boonie, I had read your trip report before going and used your info as part of my planning. It was helpful and enhanced our trip.
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