INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wishes to inform the public the two inspection stations at Crane Lake will provide extended summer hours of operation in accordance with the summer tourist season.
Effective May 14, the hours of operation for the inspection stations at Crane Lake will be as follows:
|Crane Lake Station||7 a.m. – 6 p.m. CDT, Seven Days a Week||218-993-2321|
|Scott’s Seaplane Base||7 a.m. – 6 p.m. CDT, Seven Days a Week||218-993-2321|
The Crane Lake Inspection Station is operational 365 days a year, with reduced hours during the winter. Extended summer hours are scheduled to resume on May 14. It is located on Crane Lake adjacent to Voyageurs National Park. There are no roads into or out of Canada in this remote wilderness area. All travel into and from Canada is by small boat, canoe, kayak, snowmobile and aircraft.
The I-68 Small Boat Reporting Permit allows boaters to enter the United States from Canada for recreational purposes and report their arrival to CBP from a telephone at the earliest opportunity. Applications for the I-68 permit can be made in person at the Crane Lake Station during normal business hours or at the Grand Portage Port of Entry.
“CBP remains focused on providing service to this remote area, while encouraging travelers to utilize available trusted traveler programs such as the I-68 Small Boat Reporting Permit or NEXUS,” said Area Port Director Jason Schmelz.
For more information on NEXUS and other available Trusted Traveler Programs, please visit CBP’s Trusted Traveler section. For more information on international travel into the United States, visit CBP’s Travel section.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.