Northern Wilds Magazine
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Along the Shore

Boundary Waters food storage changes

Duluth, July 23, 2020 – The Superior National Forest is implementing Food Storage Order Number R9-09-20-09. The Order is necessary to reduce human and bear conflicts due to improperly stored food. Implementation of this food storage order will serve to increase protection for wild bears and visitors on particular lakes of the Gunflint District of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness management area on the Superior National Forest. The Order applies to the following:

  • Alpine Lake
  • Jasper Lake
  • Seagull Lake
  • Red Rock Lake
  • Rog Lake

For information on camping with bears in both campgrounds and in designated Wilderness, please visit:

The Forest offices are available by phone from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CST, seven days a week. Please visit for all visitor updates.

Everyone is urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

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