Friday, January 13, 2012

BWCAW 2012 Reservation Changes

The U.S. Forest Service changed its long-standing reservation system for 2012, so there’s no longer a lottery for many areas.
The lottery still exists for Fall Lake entry points D (Fall Lake and Beyond) and 24 (Fall Lake) and Moose Lake entry points F (Moose-Newfound-Sucker), G (Moose-Prairie-Basswood) and 25 (Moose Lake). People wanting day use motor, overnight motor, and overnight paddle permits for those entry points can continue to use the lottery to make their reservations.
Lottery applications began starting from 12:01 a.m. CST on Dec. 19, 2011 to 11:59 p.m. CST on Jan. 19, 2012. The lottery will run on Jan. 20.
Reservations for all other entry points can be made on a first-come, first-served basis starting
9 a.m. CST, on Jan. 25. Make reservations online at or call (877) 444-6777.