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May 29 2024

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
Lizz & Swamp Lakes - 47

first solo

by DaBurgh
Trip Report

Entry Date: May 29, 2013
Entry Point: Lizz and Swamp Lakes
Number of Days: 5
Group Size: 1

Trip Introduction:
After traveling th UP of Mich arrived in Grand Marais May 28 and met Nancy and Dave of Hungry Jack Outfitters. Went over food and gear packs. Used wenonah solo canoe, capsized 1st day, lost fishing pole, but saw cow moose nursing a calf on caribou lake! Rain every day especially in evening. Cut trip short due to weather. Otherwise had 5 days of solitude to recharge my batteries. Going to do it again in 2014!