6/30/20 – The USFS has announced that effective today there is a fire ban for the BWCA Wilderness and Superior National Forest. The Sawbill Lake, Crescent Lake, and Temperance River campgrounds are excluded from this order, so you may still have a campfire if you are staying in one of those three campgrounds.
Folks travelling into the Wilderness, or dispersed camping on the Forest, will not be able to have campfires until the ban is lifted. We’ve had a very dry season here so far, with wind and highs in the low 90’s forecasted for the near future. While having a campfire is one of the many treats of a BWCA trip, these drought conditions have added worry to an already worrisome year for us. Foregoing campfires during these dangerous conditions is just another way we can collectively show some restraint for the good of us all. We will post as soon as we get some rain and the ban is lifted!