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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

8-day to Cross Bay Lake - May/ June 2020

by ghamer
Trip Report

Entry Date: May 26, 2020
Entry Point: Cross Bay Lake
Number of Days: 8
Group Size: 5

Trip Introduction:
We entered at Cross Bay Lake and leisurely traveled through Ham, Snipe, Cross Bay Lake, Rib to Long Island Lake. Very easy pace, with much time for exploring, fishing and photography! We saw moose, trumpeter swans and even had a tame snow shoe hare at one camp site :-) The YouTube slide show reduces our 8-day trip down to 14 minutes.

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