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JBMasterAngler

So, I’m contemplating a trip into basswood next September, and have been gathering some information. I know there is a truck portage, but I have my own portage wheels. Am I allowed to use the shorter portage on the Canadian side? From other threads I was reading, it sounds like that’s allowed, but I couldn’t find a straight answer. Just curious what the portage procedure is, as I’ve never done a trip like this before.

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delcecchi

You will need a remote area border crossing permit if you are going into Canada.   If you are staying in the US, I don't recall that there were multiple portages... Not sure how the truck portage guys would react to you using their road if that is what you are thinking.  

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bassbouncer

Will you be motoring? Canadian basswood is a no motor area. If you do go to Canada you’ll need a quetico permit and a RABC and will need to check customs I believe

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delcecchi

RABC replaces customs.  

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bassbouncer

Still need to check into US customs when you come back. Canadian customs is about 100’ away from the Canadian portage he’s talking about using and if the building is occupied I’m sure he has to check in

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JBMasterAngler

Thanks for the info. I ask because I read about something called the Webster Ashburton treaty. Basically, it states that for direct travel purposes, you’re allowed to use portages on either side of the border. It sounds like the portage on the Canadian side is more popular (at least with canoes), as it’s much shorter. Using the motor portage certainly wouldn’t break the bank, and would even be more convenient probably. Just trying to gather some info. Of course, if I’m unable to get a pass for my intended week, it’s all moot! Thanks guys!

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delcecchi
On 10/8/2018 at 8:34 PM, bassbouncer said:

Still need to check into US customs when you come back. Canadian customs is about 100’ away from the Canadian portage he’s talking about using and if the building is occupied I’m sure he has to check in

 

Sort of funny, I don't recall ever stopping at the US entry outside of Ely on the way back from Canada.  Don't tell the FBI.  😀

I have seen the sign as we went by on the Fernberg road from Moose Lake.   

As for Canada immigration/customs at prairie portage, near as I can tell from trying to verify my recollection, they aren't there.   Last time we went that way, a couple years ago, we had to get the RABC.   But things change.   There is a quetico ranger station there.   

 

At some point in the fall, the quotas are off for quetico and the permit thing changes.   So, you might want to check on that as well.   

 

The portage thing is like when going down the basswood river towards Crooked lake.  Sometimes the portages are on the Canadian side and sometimes on the American side.   The one by the falls into crooked is on the canadian side.   On the other hand, I think the rules might be different on the Rainy River.     

 

 

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On 10/5/2018 at 10:47 PM, JBMasterAngler said:

So, I’m contemplating a trip into basswood next September, and have been gathering some information. I know there is a truck portage, but I have my own portage wheels Am I allowed to use the shorter portage on the Canadian side? From other threads I was reading, it sounds like that’s allowed, but I couldn’t find a straight answer. Just curious what the portage procedure is, as I’ve never done a trip like this before.

If you want to be completely legal for making remote crossings, get the RABC permit for Canada, and download the CBP Roam app for the US.  RABC allows you to simply cross into Canada at a remote location, and the Roam app allows you to check back into the US remotely (you will need cell service).

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The way into basswoods from either portage is easy it’s downhill coming outta pulling a boat sucks up hill. 

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