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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 28 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: 4
Elevation: 1864 feet
Latitude: 48.0420
Longitude: -90.4998
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Jazzywine
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09/06/2015 11:46AM
 
New Trip Report posted by Jazzywine

Trip Name: Poplar to Ham, via Winchell, Long Island, and Frost.

Entry Point: 47

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boonie
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09/06/2015 12:11PM
 
Thanks for the trip report - I enjoyed it!


A few years ago I did almost the same trip in the other direction, but did not go south through Winchell and Gaskin, nor over to Frost. The Muskeg-Kiskadinna portage was a tough climb, especially with the canoe, but I remember thinking it would probably be awkward carrying one down going the other direction. And that goes for the Omega-Kiskadinna portage too.


You saw some nice country though that a lot of people avoid for that reason.
DanCooke
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09/09/2015 12:20PM
 
nice report. too bad the moose evaded you.

Dan Cooke
Cricket67
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09/09/2015 02:12PM
 
Great report and thanks for putting it together.


What a difference a week can make with weather. We were in the Sawbill area starting on Aug 29th and it was hot and humid for the 5 days we were in. Evan first thing in the morning I was uncomfortable warm in just a t-shirt and shorts.


I have been looking at a very similar trip for us next year, maybe not quite as long and in the opposite direction. What were your favorite lakes on this trip?

"In wilderness is the preservation of the world" - Henry David Thoreau
Jazzywine
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09/19/2015 03:41PM
 
For Cricket67 -
Favorite lakes were probably Frost and Long Island - both had such incredible campsites. I wish we could have gotten down to Cherokee, because I've only heard good things about that one. Also I would have liked to spend some time on Winchell maybe, but it was at the beginning of a travel day and the rain was a dallying deterrent. Some folks we saw exiting said they enjoyed their time on Winchell and that the walleye were biting.
DeterminedOrange
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09/24/2015 10:36AM
 
Awesome trip report, you maintained a great attitude considering the weather you saw.


It was nice to see that the little spruce tree growing by the fire grate logs at the Frost Lake campsite is still there.


Same tree 2007:


bapabear
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10/30/2015 05:10PM
 
Thanks for your report. Have been in that area and loved it. Omega, to me, is a gem of a lake. This was from one of my fave campsites when we were there.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
FOG51
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10/30/2015 11:56PM
 
Nice report. You kids had some tough weather to deal with but it sounds like you got through it OK. Thank your lucky stars all our trips aren't in weather like that. Sometimes you see moose and sometimes you don't but you can bet some have seen you. Good to hear you are planning for next year. In case you have'nt been welcomed to the board let me be the first. FRED

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, the good fourtune to remember the ones do, and the eyesight to tell the differance.
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