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CBP Announces Summer Hours of Operation for Inspection Station at Crane Lake, Minnesota

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International Falls, Minn. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wishes to inform the public that the Inspection Station at Crane Lake, Minnesota will extend the hours of operation in accordance with the summer tourist season.

Effective May 12, 2012 the hours of operation for the Inspection Stations at Crane Lake will be as follows:

Crane Lake Station 7:00 a.m. CST - 6:00 p.m. CSTSeven Days A Week
(218) 993-2321May 12, 2012 to September 30, 2012
Scott's Seaplane Base Crane Lake7:00 a.m. CST - 6:00 p.m. CSTSeven Days A Week
(218) 993-2321May 12, 2012 to September 30, 2012

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.

Last Modified: February 3, 2021