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The cool wet summer has left the BWCA Wilderness

8/25/09 – The cool wet summer has left the BWCA Wilderness in beautiful condition as we move into the end of August. Everything is lush and green. People are still finding berries and the fishing has held up well due to cool water temperatures.
There is an extra week in the season this year because the Memorial Day weekend was the earliest possible and Labor Day weekend is the latest possible. Almost all entry points are open for next week, so if you are dreaming of a spur of the moment Boundary Waters trip, now is the time.
September permits are still wide open too, once we get past the few days leading up to Labor Day weekend. Many people feel that September is the best time for a wilderness canoe trip. The weather is still mostly summer-like, the foliage is gorgeous, fishing improves, there are no bugs and fewer people.
You can check permit availability and reserve entry permits online at:
As always, feel free to email or call us for any help you need with planning. – Bill