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

Release Date: 
September 29, 2015

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wishes to inform the public the two inspection stations at Crane Lake, Minnesota, will be returning to standard hours of operation with the end of the summer tourist season.

Effective September 30, 2015, the hours of operation for the inspection stations at Crane Lake will be as follows:

Crane Lake Station                 10 a.m. CT – 6 p.m. CT                      7 Days a Week

(218) 993-2321                       September 30, 2015 to May 7, 2016

Scott’s Seaplane Base             10 a.m. CT – 6 p.m. CT                      7 Days a Week

(218) 993-2321                       September 30, 2015 to May 7, 2016

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 7, 2016. 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.Crane Lake Inspection Station in Minnesota

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 Mary Delaquis.

For more information on NEXUS and other available Trusted Traveler Programs, please visit CBP’s Trusted Traveler site. For more information on international travel into the United States, visit CBP’s Travel site.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017