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Voyageurs Natl Park or BWaters
Posted by: MMF on Apr-28-13 11:20 AM (EST)
We've opting for Voyageurs Natl Park instead of BWaters (we don't want to hike with our kayaks). We have the Natl Geographic Map, haven't studied it yet. Any recommendations on put-ins, boat-in camp sites and routes for 2-3 night camping. Is water OK to filter?
How much boat traffic is there in mid September? Should we get skirts for our touring kayaks?
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- Voyageurs Natl Park or BWaters - MMF - Apr-28-13 11:20 AM
Posted by: glendorado on Apr-29-13 8:23 AM (EST)
have skirts for your yaks. It can get pretty cold in sept, & water temps can be cold as well. Last thing you need is to swim & be 1-2 days from getting back. It is a beautiful area with tons of camp sites. (fees apply) Here's a link to Voyageurs FAQ. http://www.nps.gov/voya/faqs.htm You won't see a lot of traffic that time of year-mostly fishing on the big lake. Can be a little dicey if it's windy on the big lake as well-big waves.
Get a map from the visitor center (have them mail it to you)It will show camp sites etc.. Have fun.
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Voyageurs put-ins and camping|
Posted by: Nandagikendan on May-01-13 4:32 PM (EST)
We went in 2 family groups from the Ash River (park hq) put in and paddled about 45 minutes into Lost Bay. There are about 5 or 6 really excellent sites there especially if you get in a bit earlier in the afternoon during July. We stayed on Lost Bay Island which had two tent pads (for large family tents!), fire ring, bear box and picnic table with plenty of shade from red pine. Decent fishing of island and some secluded swimming in front of site. Enjoy it as Lost Bay was a great place to land.
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We've done two trips|
Posted by: randy_morgart on May-06-13 9:52 PM (EST)
One was a six day circumnavigation of the Kab Peninsula.
Definitely requires spray skirts and allow a weather day. Power boats are no problem, there's room for all and everyone was courteous. Water is clean and clear with some tannin in places.
Ash River is a good start point. We put in at campground a few miles up. A trip on up to the falls is worth it I bet that place rocks after a big rain. Fishcamp(I think that's the name) Island is neat to read the story of the lady who lived there. The father of a park worker we met used to bring groceries to her. She'd get ticked off if he didn't bring whiskey.
We had long boats and camped two nights about 5 mile E of Ellsworth Gardens and did a day trip there. Then a day trip to near Kettle Falls Hotel. Visit there for meals and showers. Make sure to be careful at the bar it is the crookedest one in the country. You could also do a power boat shuttle to the hotel then paddle out of there, but check with them first. There are enough places to paddle for months just between Ash River and Kettle Falls.
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Posted by: Mattt on May-07-13 8:34 AM (EST)
I believe you have to have your boat registered in either your home state, or a MN registration
not positive that Voy N.P. rules may be different, but I don't think so.
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On federal lands|
Posted by: jhb8426 on May-08-13 10:53 PM (EST)
Like the BWCA, the state rules apply, so yes, you have to have a registration from MN or your home state.
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