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January 31 2023

Entry Point 38 - Sawbill Lake

Sawbill Lake entry point allows overnight paddle only. This entry point is supported by Tofte Ranger Station near the city of Tofte, MN. The distance from ranger station to entry point is 25 miles. Access is a boat landing at Sawbill Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 11
Elevation: 1802 feet
Latitude: 47.8699
Longitude: -90.8858
Sawbill Lake - 38

Burnt Lake Weekend

by NotLight
Trip Report

Entry Date: August 01, 2015
Entry Point: Sawbill Lake
Number of Days: 3
Group Size: 1

Trip Introduction:
A short weekend trip from EP38 to Burnt Lake.


I made a quick 3 day weekend solo trip to Burnt Lake. This was supposed to be a 4 day loop, but storm warnings changed my plans. Very easy and uneventful trip.

Loon Family [paragraph break] FISH!!! (fish redacted) [paragraph break] Boat at Camp [paragraph break] Exploring Creek on Burnt [paragraph break] I Should Know This Plant... [paragraph break] Sleeping [paragraph break] Eating [paragraph break] DIY Gravity Filter (long hose was too long, cut it in half before I left)   [paragraph break] Z-packs 1.5mm Tarp Cord (very bright!) [paragraph break] Packed Up [paragraph break] Self Portrait [paragraph break]


Lakes Traveled:   Sawbill Lake, Smoke Lake, Burnt Lake,