Forest Service to Re-open Areas Affected by Pagami Creek Wildfire
Beginning today Superior National Forest Managers will allow public use in all but a small portion of the area in the BWCAW that was affected by last year’s Pagami Creek wildfire.
The decision to adjust the closure area is based on recent field assessments of conditions in the fire area and rehabilitation work that was accomplished by crews this spring.
Some campsites are posted closed as well as portages accessing Horseshoe, Brewis, Harbor, North and South Wilder Lakes and the Pow Wow Trail and Pow Wow Trail Entry Point.
The Forest Service is warning campers to beware of snags. Standing trees may look solid but the root system may have been burned away and they could fall at any time.
Firewood is also limited, so using a cook stove is advised. Some of the campsites may not have sufficient trees to hang a food pack. An alternative such as a bear resistant food container is suggested.