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January 29 2022

Entry Point 55 - Saganaga Lake

Saganaga Lake entry point allows overnight paddle or motor (25 HP 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 55 miles. No motors (use or possession) west of American Point. Access to Canada (the Crown land and Quetico Park). Large lake with many campsites and easy access. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 15
Elevation: 1184 feet
Latitude: 48.1716
Longitude: -90.8868
Saganaga Lake - 55

Granite River Aug 2004

by seegmiller
Trip Report

Entry Date: August 21, 2004
Entry Point: Magnetic Lake
Exit Point: Seagull Lake (54)
Number of Days: 7
Group Size: 8

Trip Introduction:
Four Dads and four Sons and four Canoes for a week in the Boundary Waters.

Day 1 of 7


Sunday, August 22, 2004

After spending the night in the Church Parking lot in the car in Duluth (there was no room in any motels in Duluth) I showed up at Seagull Outfitters at the end of the Gunfling Trail, dressed in a tie. Debbie said we were the first group ever to come to her store in a tie. We spent the night in the bunk house and had a quick start breakfast waiting for us when we checked in.

 



Day 2 of 7


Monday, August 23, 2004

We started out by getting our food and personal gear loaded into the trailer for the trip to the put in place on Gunflint Lake. We crossed Gunflint Lake and passed into Magnetic Lake. Our compass worked just fine, and we passed the pretty cabins at the north end of the lake.

We continued through a total of four portages and camped on Clove Lake. The last portage was very tough, 100 rods, and the only available camp was next to the portage. We never did find the latrine.

 



Day 3 of 7


Tuesday, August 24, 2004

We loaded up and headed on to the Granite River. By the time we had passed through a total of 5 portages, we were ready to camp. We found a great spot at Devils Elbow. The 

 



Day 4 of 7


Wednesday, August 25, 2004
This was hang around camp day. The boys played in the lake, and staged their own Olympics. The dads went to the other side of the island and fished and picked blue berries.

 



Day 5 of 7


Thursday, August 26, 2004

 



Day 6 of 7


Friday, August 27, 2004

 



Day 7 of 7


Saturday, August 28, 2004

 


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