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CBP Announces Return to Standard Hours of Operation for Inspection Station at Crane Lake, Minnesota

Release Date: 
September 30, 2014

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection wishes to inform the public that the Inspection Station at Crane Lake, Minnesota, will be returning to standard hours of operation with the end of the summer tourist season.

Effective September 30, 2014, the hours of operation for the Inspection Stations at Crane Lake will be as follows:

Crane Lake Station10:00 a.m. CT - 6:00 p.m. CTSeven Days A Week
(218) 993-2321September 30, 2014 to May 9, 2015
Scott's Seaplane Base10:00 a.m. CT - 6:00 p.m. CTSeven Days A Week
(218) 993-2321September 30, 2014 to May 9, 2015

The Crane Lake border station 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.  Applications for the I-68 permit can be made in person at the Crane Lake border station during normal business hours or at the Grand Portage Port of Entry.  The I-68 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.

The Crane Lake, Minnesota, inspection station is operational 365 days a year with reduced hours provided during the winter.  Extended summer hours are scheduled to resume on May 9, 2015.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017