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Superior National Forest to reopen some areas; burning restrictions lifted in 14 counties

GUNFLINT TRAIL– The Superior National Forest is lifting remaining closures along the upper Gunflint Trail.

RELATED: Fires force closure of Superior National Forest lands along upper Gunflint Trail

This is effective Wednesday, September 15.

This includes Blankenburg Boat Launch, Trails End Campground, Iron Lake Campground and all associated facilities including Trails End Boat Launch parking lot and Iron Lake canoe carry down.

With this announcement, all National Forest System lands and roads along the upper Gunflint Trail are now fully open to visitors.

If you had previous reservations at either of the campgrounds, please check your recreation.gov account to see if your reservation was canceled due to the closure.

However, two closures remain in place on the forest: Missing Link Lake and Brant Lake.


Wildfire-related burning restrictions lifted in 14 counties

In response, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is removing fire restrictions in 14 counties.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, burning restrictions will be lifted for the following counties:

Beltrami
Becker
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Ottertail
St. Louis
Roseau
Wadena

However, the wildfire risk in remains in the northeastern tip of Minnesota.

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