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Want to try it out. How is the portage?

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If your talking about the Johnson Lake on National Forest Road 203 near the Vermillion Falls just West of Crane Lake here goes: It's a fairly easy walk on maybe a 1/3 mile on a groomed trail. Downhill from the parking area, moderately steep at first, then flat. Nice large dock area at the waters edge. I have seen a couple of two wheel dollies chained to trees nearby, so a small boat will fit on the portage.

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Thanks for the info. We'll be up there in about a week and a half. I havn't used my portage wheels yet and I thought that would be a good place to start. We'll be using a 13 1/2 foot aluminum boat. Can't wait.

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We haul in a 12ft duck boat. Its a easy jaunt downhill. Of course its uphill to the parking. I hope to do a camping trip there in the near future. A very fun lake.

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