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October 01 2020

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: 14
Elevation: 1802 feet
Latitude: 47.8699
Longitude: -90.8858
Sawbill Lake - 38

Frost River Loop

by dgmyrs
Trip Report

Entry Date: May 21, 2020
Entry Point: Sawbill Lake
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 1

Trip Introduction:
I did a 4 night canoe trip to the Boundary Waters of Minnesota over Memorial Day weekend. I started in Sawbill Lake, and did the Frost River loop: https://sawbill.com/routes/frost-river-loop/ The loop goes through the following lakes: Sawbill, Ada, Skoop, Cherokee, Gordon, Frost, Octopus, Chase, Pencil, Afton, Fente, Hub, Mesaba, Hug, Duck, Zenith, Lujenida, Kelso, Alton.

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