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04/25/2021 10:42PM  
If someone wanted to camp on a lake in the BWCA that is not on a route but is connected by a stream, which may or may not be navigable, to a lake on a route. Confusing. Here is an example: EP47, Gore Lk. just east of Horseshoe and just south of the Caribou portage. Would you put in for a PMA permit? Treat it like any lake in the Superior NF? Go for it and take your chances?

Please remember this is HYPOTHETICAL!! I have no plans to do this, it's 11pm on Sunday nite and my brain comes up with a lot of stupid stuff.
 
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Unas10
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04/26/2021 04:50AM  
My understanding; If you are within BWCAW boundaries, you are allowed to camp in designated campsites only.
billconner
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04/26/2021 05:41AM  
Unas10: "My understanding; If you are within BWCAW boundaries, you are allowed to camp in designated campsites only. "
Agree, except in designated PMAs you can camp anywhere.
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04/26/2021 08:40AM  
billconner: "Unas10: "My understanding; If you are within BWCAW boundaries, you are allowed to camp in designated campsites only.


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Agree except in designated PMAs you can camp anywhere."


+1 designated campsites, except PMA's
04/26/2021 04:21PM  
Is Gore Lake in a PMA?
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04/26/2021 06:06PM  
PMA permits are only issued for the specific PMA designated areas. Gore Lake is not part of a PMA. And since it also does not have any designated campsites, you would not be allowed to camp there.
04/27/2021 07:57PM  
Speckled: "billconner: "Unas10: "My understanding; If you are within BWCAW boundaries, you are allowed to camp in designated campsites only.



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Agree except in designated PMAs you can camp anywhere."



+1 designated campsites, except PMA's"


Or you could go in winter, when you can go anywhere and they encourage you NOT to camp in designated campsites.
 
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