Wilderness Project #2 - Granite River Portage Repair


  • Gunflint Ranger Station 2020 West Highway 61 Grand Marais, MN, 55604 United States

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 put in on Saganaga Lake and receive a tow to Sag Falls. Volunteers will then paddle and portage approximately 4 hours to Gneiss Lake where they will camp for the duration of the trip. Each day, volunteers will travel to the Granite River Portage and work alongside Superior National Forest staff to install waterbars made of rocks or logs to stabilize the sandy soils. 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 4 volunteers. Fill out an interest form here.

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.