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Superior National Forest, Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe & Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway Committee to unveil new Swamper Lake Kiosk

Jun 27, 2023 09:02AM ● By Editor
Image:  US Forest Service

Duluth, Minn., June 26, 2023— The public and media are invited to join the Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway Committee, the Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe, and the Superior National Forest for the unveiling of the new Swamper Lake 3-panel kiosk, located halfway up the Gunflint Trail. The new panels offer location identification, but most importantly they identify some of the Lake Names along the Gunflint Trail and the Ojibwe meaning and stories behind the names. Consultation and input by the 1854 Treaty Authority and the Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe during the development of the content ensured that the story of the lake names cultural significance was told. 

The lakes include: Hivernant Lake, Lake Saganaga, Lake Ogishkumuncie, Gillis Lake, Gunflint Lake (Biiwaanago-saaga’igan), Hungry Jack Lake, Flour Lake (Bakwezhigani-saaga’igan), Brule River (Wiisaakode-ziibi) and Swamper Lake. 

Date:            June 30, 2023

Time:           11:00 am unveiling at kiosk

                   11:15 am reception/ gathering at Fire Hall


  • Unveiling will be at the Kiosk north of 152 and south of 146 (minimal parking & cell service)
  • Reception/gathering will be immediately afterwards at the Schapp Fire Hall (or Mid-Trail Fire Hall)

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