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October 04 2023

Entry Point 68 - Pine Lake

Pine 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 60 miles. Access through McFarland Lake. This area was affected by blowdown in 1999.

Number of Permits per Day: 1
Elevation: 1214 feet
Latitude: 48.0505
Longitude: -90.0572
Pine Lake - 68

One of the shortest

by cdschlosser
Trip Report

Entry Date: August 15, 2013
Entry Point: Pine Lake
Number of Days: 1
Group Size: 9

Trip Introduction:


Got to Caribou via Pine. Perfect weather, great time. We talked to forestry rangers at the the first site on Caribou and they warned us about a bear. Ten minuets later the bear made his debut. We had no issues chasing him off but it sounds like he gave some other campers a hard time. 2:30pm the next day the forestry rangers returned and told us we had to leave so they could deal with the bear. Packed up and headed back to pine but all the sites were full and thus ended my shortest BWCA trip ever. 29 hours, so sad.