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Address: Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone Number: 12183882214
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Entry point to many lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Entry point to many lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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Beautiful

Our lodging was on poplar lake. Such a beautiful place. Great place to see moose, bear and wolves. Wonderful lake to canoe on and fish!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 1, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Our lodging was on poplar lake. Such a beautiful place. Great place to see moose, bear and wolves. Wonderful lake to canoe on and fish!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Poplar Lake is one of the best lakes on the Gun Flint Trail. It is located about midway up the Trail, behind Trail Center Lodge, and has a number of bays. Excellent for beautiful sunsets and wildlife. We saw an eagle catch and eat a fish while we were canoeing.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Beautiful lake with islands. Entry to the BWCAW. Easy portage to other lakes, or just fun staying on this lake for a short trip. Outfitters with canoe rental available on Gunflint trail.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The first large lake located adjacent to the Gunflint Trail. Located about half the way up the trail. With four resorts, three restaurants, three bars, and one canoe outfitter, Poplar lake offers a beautiful large but not too large lake with many islands, miles of wild shorelines, picnic islands,a camping island, great structure for fishing, and four different portage into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Beautiful area, gives on a typical view of the whole area. Worth a visit, half way up the Gunflint trail from Grand Marais. We often stop at the historic/rustic Trail Center restaurant for lunch. Now a friendly refreshing stop with a great view of the southern end of Poplar Lake. Other Lodge restaurants along Poplar lake are also worth a... More 

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Eagle, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Caught northern, small mouth, and walleye. Easy lake to navigate with lots of hidden coves that are protected when it is windy. Seems like all of the coves held nice small mouth that kept the grandson very busy and happy.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Wonderful lake full of islands and nature. Easy water to canoe and kayak in very clean and full of wildlife

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Hampton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

I wish the weather and fishing were better. But the lake was fantastic. For boat owners watch for rocks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Poplar lake is easily accessible with multiple lodges and restaurants up the gunflint trail. Paddle into the Boundry Waters or motor around the lake and fish or just enjoy the scenery.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

Loved it here, spent three days in the Lodge rooms, Loved the Fireplace and Ida's Pizza.. Luxury in the North woods.... Every need met, Clean, friendly ... Don't mss this one! Didn't take a boat out, will this fall if my dog will sit still!!!! Fishing on the docks is good too!

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