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My buds and I will be going up to rainy in late may, early june for smallies and eyes, hopefully big wolves as well. Just curious, i saw someone had posted a ? about camping on islands on Rainy lake, can i pull up to any island that is uninhabited and set up a tent, or do i need to be on a designated camping island, like something in the park? How about a small campfire, open pit, enclosed fire ring, none of the above?? My buddy went out with Woody from woody's fairly reliable about a month ago i guess, and he thought that is what woody was telling him. That you can camp on any island. Sorry if i am wrong, would just like to know. We usually camp at Birch Point, and it is cheap there, but if it is free on an island, you bet ya know where i'll be!! laugh.gif thanx for any imput. PS, i believe we will be strictly on MN side of lake

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Well if you are planning on camping and being on the U.S. side, I would recommend staying at one of the Park's designated sites. They have fire rings, bear-proof food lockers, and tent pads, and for the time of year you plan on coming up, it shouldn't be too tough to find some of the nicer sites unoccupied.

Getting a tent up in on islands with 3" of duff on top of bedrock is usually a big hassle. I do believe you can camp anywhere, but you should check the website to make sure of that and about building fires too. Not much camping available that's not in the park.

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To camp in the Park you need a camping permit. You can pick one up free of charge at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. Before you go I would suggest going to the Park's website and become familiar with the rules and regs, there are some that are different from state regs. The site is www.nps.gov/voya I hope that you have a great trip.

-Duckster

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