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Quetico park has no roads, no motorized equipment and only unimproved campsites (no fire grates or latrines like in the BWCAW). In the Quetico you decide how wild your experience may be — miles of canoe routes will take you to some of the best fishing around. All visits require a permit. There are 21 Quetico entry points, each assigned to one of 6 ranger stations, 3 of which (Lac la Croix, Prairie Portage, and Cache Bay) are on the Minnesota border. A limited number of permits are given for each entry point per day, and groups can be no larger than 9 people, so reservations are recommended. Currently, Quetico Park reservations can be made by phone or online, permits can only be picked up at one of 6 Canadian ranger stations.


ENTRY POINTS/RANGER STATIONS:


Dawson Trail Ranger Station

Dawson Trail Ranger Station (40 km east of Atikokan) and Atikokan Ranger Station (in the town of Atikokan) are the only park stations accessible by car.


  #11. Baptism Creek Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (1 Nonresident) Ranger Station: Dawson Trail


 #12. Pickerel Lake Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 10 (3 Nonresidents)  Ranger Station: Dawson Trail


Atikokan Ranger Station

Dawson Trail Ranger Station (40 km east of Atikokan) and Atikokan Ranger Station (in the town of Atikokan) are the only park stations accessible by car.


 #21  Batchewaung Lake Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 7 (2 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Atikokan


 #22. Sue Falls Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 3 (1 Nonresident) Ranger Station: Atikokan


 #23. Mack Lake Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 3 (3 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Atikokan


Beaverhouse Lake Ranger Station

Beaverhouse is an entry lake, with the Ranger Station on the south side, you will paddle into the park in order to get your permit.


 #31. Cirrus Lake Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (1 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Beaverhouse Lake


 #32. Quetico Lake Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 6 (3 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Beaverhouse Lake


Lac la Croix Ranger Station–Canadian Customs

Canoeists entering Quetico from the United States need a Quetico permit and a Canadian Remote Area Border Crossing Permit (CANPASS/RABC). It is advised to apply for the RABC by mail at least 3-4 weeks before your trip to avoid processing delays at the border. Learn more at http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/canpass/rabc-pfre/menu-eng.html#c01. Note: Trips that originate in the BWCAW and enter Quetico require a BWCAW permit in addition to the Quetico permit and the RABC.


 #41. Threemile Lake Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (2 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Lac La Croix


 #42. Maligne River Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (2 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Lac La Croix


 #43. McAree Lake Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (2 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Lac La Croix


 #44. Bottle River Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (1 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Lac La Croix


Prairie Portage Ranger Station–Canadian Customs

Canoeists entering Quetico from the United States need a Quetico permit and a Canadian Remote Area Border Crossing Permit (CANPASS/RABC). It is advised to apply for the RABC by mail at least 3-4 weeks before your trip to avoid processing delays at the border. Learn more at http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/canpass/rabc-pfre/menu-eng.html#c01. Note: Trips that originate in the BWCAW and enter Quetico require a BWCAW permit in addition to the Quetico permit and the RABC.


 #51. Basswood River Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (2 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Prairie Portage


 #52. Sarah Lake Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (2 Nonresidents) Enter from BWCA. Obtain permit at Prairie Portage Ranger Station.


 #53. Kahshahpiwi Lake Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (2 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Prairie Portage


 #54. Kings Point (Fly-In) Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (1 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Prairie Portage Fly-in only and paddle out. Southern access rates apply.


 #61. Agnes Lake Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 7 (7 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Prairie Portage


 #62. Carp Lake Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (2 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Prairie Portage


Cache Bay Ranger Station–Canadian Customs

Canoeists entering Quetico from the United States need a Quetico permit and a Canadian Remote Area Border Crossing Permit (CANPASS/RABC). It is advised to apply for the RABC by mail at least 3-4 weeks before your trip to avoid processing delays at the border. Learn more at http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/canpass/rabc-pfre/menu-eng.html#c01. Note: Trips that originate in the BWCAW and enter Quetico require a BWCAW permit in addition to the Quetico permit and the RABC.


 #71. Knife Lake Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (2 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Cache Bay


 #72. Man Chain Lakes Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (2 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Cache Bay


 #73. Falls Chain Lakes Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 3 (3 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Cache Bay


 #74. Boundary Point, Saganagons Lake Entry Point

Total Permits per Day: 2 (2 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Cache Bay


 #75. Cache Bay Entry Point (Fly-in)

Total Permits per Day: 1 (0 Nonresidents) Ranger Station: Cache Bay
Fly-in only and paddle out. For Canadian residents and outfitters only. Southern access rates apply.


BORDER CROSSING FROM CANADA INTO THE UNITED STATES



If you are crossing the border from Canada into the BWCAW under permit entry #71 (From Canada), you are required to report to a U.S. Customs Border Protection officer for inspection upon completion of your trip. You can report to the Grand Portage port of entry or inspection locations in Grand Marais, Crane Lake and Ely. To learn more, call Customs directly at 218-475-2244.

For entry into the United States via land and sea borders, U.S. citizens must present either a U.S. passport, passport card, NEXUS card, Enhanced Drivers License, or other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document. The only exception to this requirement is for U.S. citizens under the age of 16 (or under 19, if traveling with a school, religious, or other youth group) who need only present a birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or naturalization certificate.

Visit https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/canada.html for more information.


Plan Your Trip in the Quetico Provincial Park Guide

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