BWCA Entry Point J - Saganaga Lake Boundary Waters

J - Saganaga Lake

Permits Available:
Entry Type:
Ranger Station:
Gunflint - 55 miles from office

Entry Point Notes:
  • 2 entry permit(s) granted per calendar day. (May 1st - Sept. 30th)
  • No motors (use or possession) west of American Point. Access to Canada.
  • Latitude: 48.16881 Longitude: -90.88687
  • 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
Kawnipi Paddling Canoe 10 Days
Knife Lake Loop Paddling Canoe 6 Days
Six Days and Six Guys in Quetico Paddling Canoe 6 Days
First solo into Red Rock Paddling Canoe 8 Days
Red Rock Lake Paddling Canoe 8 Days
1964 was a very good year Paddling Canoe 5 Days
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Recent Forum Discussions - J - Saganaga Lake

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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
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Fishing Tips

Lake Species
Alpine Lake Walleye,Smallmouth Bass
Carp Lake Smallmouth Bass