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West Bearskin Border Route

Routes Difficulty: Easy -medium sized lakes

Routes Time: 3 – 4 daysView Route Map

Lakes: West Bearskin-Duncan-Rose-Rat-South-North-Gunflint

Entry Points: 60 (3/4 of a mile from our lodge) or 58 (route in reverse)

Route Highlights: Rose Falls, historic portage

Rose Falls is always a popular stopping point on this route, and the cliffs above the falls should not be missed. If you want to hike you can take the Border Route Trail and explore old cedar groves or other overlooks into Canada. Duncan Lake, Rose Lake and South Lake are all good Smallmouth lakes. South Lake is usually very quiet and has a quintessential remote BWCA feel. If you paddle this route you will have a chance to portage the historic Height of Land Portage where early Voyageurs had their initiation ceremony. Many people like to Base camp on Duncan Lake or Rose Lake.Rose Falls is always a popular stopping point on this route, and the cliffs above the falls should not be missed. If you want to hike you can take the Border Route Trail and explore old cedar groves or other overlooks into Canada. Duncan Lake, Rose Lake and South Lake are all good Smallmouth lakes. South Lake is usually very quiet and has a quintessential remote BWCA feel. If you paddle this route you will have a chance to portage the historic Height of Land Portage where early Voyageurs had their initiation ceremony. Many people like to Base camp on Duncan Lake or Rose Lake.

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