Winter Campsites

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Winter Campsites

Postby PaddlerJimmy » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:45 pm

I hear a lot about people setting camp on the lakes, and having campfires on the lakes in the BWCA in the winter.

Do you not have to stay in the official campsites and use official fire grates during the winter?
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Postby finnbay » Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:35 am

No. Most campsites in the Bdub are located in spots conducive to summer wants and needs - scenery, access from the water, bug protection, accessibility to breezes, etc. None necessary to winter camping and some actually a detriment. However, a "no trace left behind" mentality is important. You still may not cut live vegetation and care must be taken to disperse ashes etc back from the shoreline.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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Re: Winter Campsites

Postby clif5118 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:56 pm

Hey I'm trying to plan a winter cross country skiing trip on either the upper or central gunflint trails. Does anyone know if camping is allowed there and how to get to the trail from grand marais? any reply is much appreciated
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