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Entry Point 55 - Saganaga Lake

Saganaga Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP max). 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 55 miles. No motors (use or possession) west of American Point. Access to Canada (the Crown land and Quetico Park). Large lake with many campsites and easy access. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 15
Elevation: 1184 feet
Latitude: 48.1716
Longitude: -90.8868
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SaganagaJoe
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07/15/2015 02:04AM
 
New Trip Report posted by SaganagaJoe

Trip Name: The Little Brothers Trip - Maraboeuf and Saganaga Falls June-July 2015.

Entry Point: 55

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aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
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Mocha
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07/15/2015 06:13AM
 
thanks for an entertaining read for early morning! you planned a really nice trip. thanks for sharing your experience and observations of sag and the river. did you use the canadian or american portage around sag falls?
SaganagaJoe
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07/15/2015 10:46AM
 
quote Mocha: "thanks for an entertaining read for early morning! you planned a really nice trip. thanks for sharing your experience and observations of sag and the river. did you use the canadian or american portage around sag falls?"


Right side as you approached the falls from Sag, so the American portage. Where was the Canadian portage? Was it better for some reason? I know the Horsetail Rapids portage was Canadian for sure.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
inspector13
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07/15/2015 11:58AM
 

I just got a new Forester. Lots of room for gear in those. Good gas mileage too.


SaganagaJoe
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07/15/2015 12:45PM
 
quote inspector13: "
I just got a new Forester. Lots of room for gear in those. Good gas mileage too.


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Grandpa's is basically a rebuilt '07, handled great on the road and got 25 mpg with a fully loaded trunk and topper.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
inspector13
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07/15/2015 01:02PM
 

Last year I almost ran out of gas with my RAV4 taking the back roads between Two Harbors and Sawbill Lake and back. With my 2015 Forester I traveled over 400 miles before I gassed up in Tofte. I traveled back to the Twin Cities with almost a half tank of gas left. I’m only on my third tank but have been getting about 31mpg. No topper though.

ozarkpaddler
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07/16/2015 07:11AM
 
Thanks for another enjoyable report. Love Sag, miss the big lake.

"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain
SaganagaJoe
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07/16/2015 05:15PM
 
quote ozarkpaddler: "Thanks for another enjoyable report. Love Sag, miss the big lake."


You could easily spend a whole trip just on Saganaga, so much variety and beauty, and good fishing if you know where to go.

aka HermitThrush "Such sights as this are reserved for those who will suffer to behold them." -Eric Sevareid
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