Sunrise in Beaver Bay on August 20th

We’ve been greeted each morning with beautiful red and orange hued sunrises this week – a result of wildfires in the Superior National Forest.

The red tinge is caused by dense smoke particles in the upper reaches of the atmosphere as they interact with sunlight, scattering incoming light into wavelengths of red light.

If you’d like to watch the sun rise with us, or simply take a look at what is happening in real time at Cove Point Lodge, bookmark our webcam in your browser.

The wildfires are not currently or expected to be a threat to our resort or our immediate area. As winds have been blowing from the south, we have seen very little haze over the past week, unlike what what we have experienced this summer with the Canadian wildfires.

The fire nearest to us is called the Greenwood Fire, and is located just east of Highway 2 in Isabella, and is threatening some cabins, homes, and recreational areas. Our thoughts go out to those directly effected by the fire, and those who are working so hard to fight it.

We are finding that searching online for updates concerning the fire can be confusing, but this is a great place to find accurate, up to date information.
Greenwood Fire Information

If you have any questions concerning your reservation or need information about booking a stay with us, please email your inquiry to  guest.services@covepointlodge.com, if possible. If not, we’d still love to hear from you, so give us a call when it is convenient for you.

We are experiencing high call volumes, so if you do get our voicemail system, please leave a message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Check back with us next week for more information on wildfires, and how they can shape the forest that surrounds us.

We hope that you have a great weekend – and that you are able to spend some time enjoying nature and all it has to offer. We’ll see you soon!

Greenwood Lake, taken a day prior to the Greenwood Fire origin.