Entry Point 40 - Homer Lake
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Entry Point: Homer Lake #40 Last Visited: August 22, 2015
Maps: Fisher F-6; McKenzie #21 or #3 Daily Quota: 2
Fire History:
Nearest Ranger Station: Tofte Ranger Station, Tofte, MN along Hwy. 61 on the North Shore
Portage Length from Parking Lot: 0 rods Restroom at Entry Point: Yes

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Entry Point 40 - Homer Lake

Tofte Ranger District

In Lutsen, turn off of Minnesota Highway 61 only County 4 (Caribou Trail). Follow the Caribou Trail for 17 miles (first 7 miles are paved) until you reach The Grade (aka Forest Road 153). Take a left here and go 1.5 miles west to Brule Lake Road (Forest road 326). Turn right. It is 4 miles to Homer Lake entry point (5 miles to Brule Lake entry point).

The access to this lake is on its very eastern end. You can back your car or truck right up to the edge of the lake to unload your canoes and gear. The eastern two-thirds of this lake lies outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), therefore motorboats are commonly seen and use the same boat landing. The landing is cement, sand and gravel and smooth as butter.

The entry point for Homer Lake is just up the road from the Brule Lake entry point (#41). A nice little route loop is to go from the Homer Lake entry point to the Brule Lake entry point. It is just a short walk down the road (about a mile) from Brule Lake back to the entry point here on Homer Lake. Between the Homer Lake entry point and the Brule Lake entry point is the Brule Lake Trail (#78) entry point.

The actual entry into the BWCA is about two-thirds of the way down Homer Lake. There is a single campsite in the BWCA-portion of Homer Lake near the Whack Lake portage.


Exploring the Entry Point

Entry Point 40 - Homer Lake in the BWCA
The usual sign that promises that you have arrived. About three-quarters of a mile down the road is the Brule Lake Trail (Entry Point #78) entry point. A mile down the road is the Brule Lake entry point (#41).


BWCA Entry Point 40
View due west across Homer Lake from the boat landing.



Homer Lake Entry Point BWCA
From the boat landing, this is your view to the left into the small bay south of the entry point.


EP40 BWCA Photo
The Homer Lake biffy. The last restroom with a door and a T.P. roller you will probably see for a while.

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