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Are we open?

5/16/20 – By far the most frequent question we are getting right now is, are we open? The answer is yes and no! The good news is, starting on Monday, May 18th, the BWCA Wilderness will be open for overnight travel. Sawbill will be open at 8am Monday morning ready to help you with canoe and gear rentals. Our store will also be open, operating with a walk-up window staffed by our fantastic crew who will help you procure those last minute trip needs. The bad news is the Sawbill Lake campground has been closed by the Forest Service until at least June 1. We will be refunding anyone with a campground reservation between now and June 1, in full. The Crescent Lake and Temperance River campgrounds that we also manage are closed until June 1 as well, and we will be refunding those reservations in full, too. Dispersed camping on the Superior National Forest is allowed, so if you are looking for a place to camp the night before your trip starts, give us a call and we can point you in the right direction.

Sawyer rakes the copious pine needles, Jaid works on signage, while Johnny hangs a new t-shirt display. Hucklberry is supervising, as usual.
A close up of our new walk-up window in progress. Many warm fuzzies to Sawbill crew Paul Ryda for his incredible custom work!
Setting up the canoe yard is always one of our favorite spring tasks.
Sig Shirley, making sure everyone measures at least twice!

Thank you again to everyone who has shown us support through this time – we very much look forward to welcoming you back!