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April 21 2021

Entry Point 49 - Skipper & Portage Lakes

Skipper and Portage 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 is a 320-rod portage from Poplar Lake or a 230-rod portage from Iron Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 2
Elevation: 1865 feet
Latitude: 48.0517
Longitude: -90.5366
Skipper & Portage Lakes - 49

2018 Cross Bay to Poplar

by jjk2160
Trip Report

Entry Date: June 07, 2018
Entry Point: Cross Bay Lake
Exit Point: Lizz and Swamp Lakes (47)
Number of Days: 3
Group Size: 3

Trip Introduction:
This was our second time doing this loop. The weather was great and the bugs were almost nonexistent.

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I could type out the story of our trip, however the video of it is much better.

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/vgHGsV2h7a4 

just copy and paste I can't figure out how to make the link work.

 


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