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wharrier
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02/16/2020 05:11PM
Hi, we're heading in this week hoping to camp on Caribou lake.

Does anyone know where the self registration point is? Also, where we can park? We can try to register at the ranger station but we still need to park.

Any info on camping or fishing on Caribou or Meeds would also be appreciated.

Thanks,
Walter
 
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Tuscarora Outfitters
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02/16/2020 05:26PM
There is a small parking lot plowed at the start of the road to the public landing off county road 92, but that puts you about 1 mile (maybe a little less) from the lake. I would try calling a business on Poplar, (Trail Center, Poplar Haus, Rockwood, Big Bear) and see if they have any parking options for winter campers.

Caribou and Meeds don't have any lake trout, so I can't offer too much advice. Tip up fishing for pike will probably be the best way to actually produce a fish, those are good walleye lakes, but this is a really tough time of year to catch them on the Gunflint. Keep in mind the season for both closes on the 23rd.


Good Luck!

Andy
wharrier
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02/16/2020 06:14PM
Thanks for the info. Going to try calling those places tomorrow. Hoping for some walleye but will settle for northern.

Walter
wharrier
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02/16/2020 06:14PM
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Northwoodsman
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02/16/2020 09:38PM
The self-issuing permit box is half way across the portage from Poplar to Lizz. There is a ski/hiking trail that crosses the portage at the mid-way point and the box is at that intersection (at the top of a small hill). Make a call to Rockwood and see if they can accommodate your vehicle for a small fee. That is the closest you will get to the EP.
schweady
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02/18/2020 01:59PM
Northwoodsman: "The self-issuing permit box is half way across the portage from Poplar to Lizz. There is a ski/hiking trail that crosses the portage at the mid-way point and the box is at that intersection (at the top of a small hill). Make a call to Rockwood and see if they can accommodate your vehicle for a small fee. That is the closest you will get to the EP. "
Rockwood can supply you with a self-issue permit form, too. Hate to see anyone trek out that far and find an empty permit box. Another good reason to keep a few in the vehicle glovebox...
 
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