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Wilderness Project #2 - Granite River Portage Repair


  • Gunflint Ranger Station 2020 West Highway 61 Grand Marais, MN, 55604 United States (map)
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Difficulty Rating: Moderate**

Ranger District: Gunflint

Project Description: Travel the historic Granite River Route along the Canadian border, originally used by voyageurs and fur traders! This group will travel up the Gunflint Trail to put in on Larch Creek and paddle to camp on Clove Lake. Each day, volunteers will travel to the Swamp Portage on the Granite River and work alongside Superior National Forest staff to repair a boardwalk and install waterbars made of rocks or logs to improve the drainage of the trail. These efforts help create a positive experience for Wilderness visitors in addition to preventing sedimentation in the beautiful streams and lakes of the area.

Meeting Location and Time: Gunflint Ranger Station 7/12 @ 8:00 am

Fees: There is a $50 registration fee for all participants. This fee is refundable up to three weeks prior to the project.

RSVP: Space is limited to 7 volunteers (4 of 7 spots available). Fill out an interest form here. Registration deadline - June 25th.

More Details: The Northwoods Volunteer Connection provides some equipment for this project, see the Resources tab for more details including packing lists. Volunteers will be reimbursed $25 per day for the cost of food. Individuals may choose to bring their own food or to order food for the trip through a local outfitter. 

**Please note that canoe experience is preferred for this project.