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February 26 2021

Entry Point 58 - South Lake

South Lake 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 47 miles. Access is from Gunflint Lake with a 10-mile paddle and two short portages to South Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 3
Elevation: 1561 feet
Latitude: 48.1017
Longitude: -90.5686
South Lake - 58

Rose Falls

by DoubleExp0sure
Trip Report

Entry Date: August 16, 2014
Entry Point: Duncan Lake
Number of Days: 1
Group Size: 2

Trip Introduction:
Neither my wife nor myself had ever canoed, so why not do the virgin voyage first class by doing the BWCA? We stayed at the Clearwater Lodge and portaged to Duncan from Bearskin. What a rewarding trip to get the beauty of the lake, a waterfall, cliffs, and view of Canada.


With great guidance provided by Adam of Clearwater Lodge we had a superb first time canoeing across Bearskin and into the BWCA on Duncan. Hiked over to Rose Falls/lake and were treated to some wonderful views from the cliff where we had lunch.


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