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GRAND PORTAGE NATIONAL MONUMENT

This National Monument in the northeast corner of Minnesota protects a historic 8.5-mile portage route from Lake Superior to the Pigeon River on the Canadian border. A portion of the path passes through an Indian Reservation.

Activities: The 8.5-mile trail is open to backpacking, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Bikes are not allowed.

Camping Regulations: Camping is restricted to one primitive area at the far end of the trail, near the Pigeon River. Campfires are allowed. A free backcountry camping permit must be obtained before starting out.

For Further Information: Grand Portage National Monument, P.O. Box 666, Grand Marais, MN 55604.

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