As it turns out, the only public boat launch on Hungry Jack (off the Gunflint Trail) is at the Hungry Jack lodge. Its a reasonable fee to launch and park ($10.). However, due to a little misinformation, we understood it would be $5. The lady at the desk corrected me to say $10. (again, no big deal...fair price). I paused long enough just to say, " I must have misunderstood, thought it was $5..."
She was curt and perfunctory to finish the transaction...totally missing the opportunity to have kindly suggested we look around the very beautiful lodge and grounds and consider staying with them in the future....so we could use all their other facilities...including the boat launch.
But we won't likely be back...it didn't seem like a very friendly place !