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Wilderness Project #1 - Misquah Lake Boardwalk


  • 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: Sharpen your carpentry skills with this boardwalk project in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness! Volunteers will work together to construct a boardwalk on the portage from Misquah Lake to Little Trout Lake. This area is great for spotting a moose or catching a fish in your spare time.

Volunteers will meet at the Gunflint Ranger Station for an orientation and to divide up gear before carpooling up the Gunflint Trail to the entry point. The group will paddle and portage approximately 4 hours from Poplar Lake to Misquah Lake and set up a base camp. Each day volunteers will travel from camp to the portage to complete boardwalk construction.

Meeting Location and Time: Gunflint Ranger Station 7/11 @ 8:00 am

Fees: There is a $50 registration fee for all participants ($25 for students). This fee is refundable up to three weeks prior to the project.

RSVP: Space is limited to 7 volunteers (6 of 7 spots available). Fill out a registration form at the link below. Registration deadline - June 27th.

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.