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October 28 2020

Entry Point 54 - Seagull Lake

Seagull Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (10 HP (except where paddle only) max). 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 50 miles. No motors (use or possession) west of Three Mile Island. Large lake with several campsites. landing at Seagull Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 11
Elevation: 1205 feet
Latitude: 48.1469
Longitude: -90.8693
Seagull Lake - 54

Base camp Seagull Lake

by TLAC5748
Trip Report

Entry Date: September 21, 2020
Entry Point: Seagull Lake Only
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 2

Trip Introduction:
Weather was exceptionally warm paid to get a towed because I had shoulder surgery not that long ago didn’t know how much paddling I could do and we stayed only halfway up 3 mile Island gorgeous campsite with a sand beach. Monday it was warm and wonderful and then came Tuesday warm and wonderful but then came Tuesday night. 18 trips hub together but never a bear. It was about 3AM when my daughter woke me up to say there’s a bear. I had 2 small bearproof containers they were gone in the morning. My dog never barked. We found 1 of them. Wednesday night it was back. We banged pans but it came back a couple of hours later. Also that same night went to the latrine together. I was to sit down when she screamed. Said it was huge. I couldn’t believe it huffed while going by the tent. So daughter said we are leaving she didn’t care if she had to paddle 18ft canoe and get Sawbill Outfitters to come and get me. We paddled out.

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