Event date: 5/15/2021 Export event
DULUTH, MINNESOTA ~~~~~~~ May 12, 2021 (LSN) With fishing opener in the land of 10,000 lakes just around the corner, officials on the Superior National Forest would like to remind anglers and other visitors to recreate responsibly and plan ahead before traveling to the Forest for the weekend.
Find a fishing spot: The Forest boasts hundreds of lakes and 77 boat accesses. Motorized and non-motorized boating opportunities are available. As a rule, areas listed under motorized boating are lakes or campgrounds with a drive down boat ramp for launching a trailered boat. These lakes can also be accessed by non-motorized boats. Find a lake here.
Find a place to camp: The Forest has 23 fee campgrounds, 18 rustic campgrounds and more than 250 backcountry campsites to choose from. All campgrounds are open for use. Visit the Forest’s website to find a campground.
Alternative campgrounds can be found on state forests, state parks, and county land
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness permit holders: To ensure a safe and successful trip and to receive your permit, you must attend either a virtual Leave No Trace & Tread Lightly session or fulfill this educational requirement in-person while picking up the permit at an outfitter or a Forest Service office.
IN-PERSON ISSUANCE: Permit holders may pick up permits from an outfitter or a Forest Service office. Forest Service offices are now open and issuing permits in-person.
VIRTUAL ISSUANCE: As a mitigation for Covid19, the Forest is offering a virtual option for permit issuance. Permit holders or alternate group leaders are required to participate in a 20-minute virtual Leave No Trace & Tread Lightly educational session on their entry date or one day prior via Adobe Connect to receive their permit.
Cold water safety: While fishing opener is here, summer temperatures are not. Lakes in northern Minnesota remain cold through spring and can be dangerous, and even lethal if exposed for several minutes. Learn more about cold water safety here .
Be bear aware: Bears are out of hibernation and in search of food. A fed bear is a dead bear! Whether you are on the Forest or in the Wilderness, take all precautions to discourage bears from visiting your site and keep your campsite clean. Here are some bear aware best practices:
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