BWCA Entry Point 55 - Saganaga Lake Boundary Waters

55 - Saganaga Lake

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Overnight Paddle or Motor
Ranger Station:
Gunflint - 55 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 15 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • 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.
  • Latitude: 48.17162 Longitude: -90.88677
  • Approx. Directions

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Permit reservations must be made for overnight camping or day use motor in the BWCA. You can make permit reservations through an outfitter or directly. Day use permits for paddling are available at the entry point and do not require a reservation or a fee.

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Trip Reports - Saganaga Lake

Trip Name Type Days
A little of everything looping thru South Arm Knife! Paddling Canoe 6 Days
One to remember Paddling Canoe 3 Days
Newbies on a Saganaga to Seagull Lake loop- 7 days Paddling Canoe 7 Days
Firsts Paddling Canoe 8 Days
Wind, Waves, and Karma Paddling Canoe 7 Days
Sag-Seagull Loop Intro trip Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Saganaga EP to Saganaga Falls Video Trip Report Paddling Canoe 2 Days
Hanging out north of the South Arm Paddling Canoe 11 Days
2019 Photography Trip Paddling Canoe 4 Days
Griffis Family Expedition Paddling Canoe 8 Days
2016 Sag to Seagull Paddling Canoe 9 Days
Happy 75th Birthday Grandpa - Saganaga/Ester August 2016 Paddling Canoe 5 Days
Paradise and Tribulation...A awesome unforgettable trip! Paddling Canoe 3 Days
First Time in the BWCA - Sag to Swamp Lake Paddling Canoe 3 Days
Father - Son Trip Paddling Canoe 5 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - 55 - Saganaga Lake

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Feasibility of trip (51 Round > 55 Saganaga) Trip Planning Forum 09-11-2023
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Saganaga Trip Trip Planning Forum 07-13-2023
Saganaga report Fishing Forum 06-25-2023
Saganaga EP parking fees Trip Planning Forum 06-22-2023
Saganaga 86is mile loop. Trip Planning Forum 06-19-2023
Saganaga: Canada -vs- US side Fishing Forum 01-13-2023
Saganaga crown land camping Trip Planning Forum 01-08-2023
Advice South from Saganaga EP 55 4 day Trip Planning Forum 08-02-2022
Saganaga in the late fall Trip Planning Forum 06-30-2022
Advice on Saganaga lake 2022 Trip Planning Forum 06-05-2022
Need Entry Point 55 Saganaga Permit Trip Planning Forum 05-08-2022
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