Saganaga Lake

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Kayak or canoe through varied surroundings on only one lake–Saganaga. You will travel to American Point, into Red Rock Bay, and east to James Bay.  No portaging is necessary as you explore this large lake. There’s great fishing for walleye, lake trout, smallmouth bass, and northern pike.

US Forest Service entry permit needed (route can be done in either direction): #55 Saganaga Lake  or – #55A Saganaga Lake Only

Maps for this route –

  • Fisher Maps – F19
  • McKenzie Maps – 6A

(Route lines are an approximation and should not be used for navigation.)

 Start on Saganaga Lake

  • Paddle over to American Point and camp
  • Paddle down to Red Rock Bay and camp
  • Paddle across to James Bay and camp
  • Paddle back down to the public parking

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Snapshots from this route

Saganaga Lake Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Saganaga Lake

U.S. side of Saganaga Lake Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Saganaga Lake

Saganaga Lake Corridor Boundary Waters moose

Moose cow and calf along the Saganaga Lake Corridor

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