Angle Inlet / Northwest Angle Provincial Forest Border Crossing – Winter Road / Provincial Road 525
This is an unusual border crossing because the entire area is only accessible to the rest of Minnesota by crossing the Lake of the Woods or by coming in from Canada. There is no direct driving route from the US. It is the only part of the United States outside Alaska that is north of the 49th parallel and one of only four locations in the contiguous United States not directly connected to it, the others being nearby Elm Point, Minnesota, Point Roberts, Washington, and the town of Alburgh, Vermont. Obviously this port is used primarily by locals and those looking for recreation.
Angle Inlet Port Information
- There are no permanent customs or immigration officials who work at the checkpoint.
- The small shack with a videophone marks the customs building. You are to stop your car when you get there, get out, and pick up a videophone which communicates with the Warrod border crossing. They will ask you various questions and request that you hold your passport in front of the camera.
- Customs officers do make patrols to the checkpoint and they are installing cameras providing surveillance over the area, not just inside the shack.
- Residents are given special permits to avoid going into the shack
- The videophone eliminates the need to purchase a Remote Area Border Crossing Permit. However, some travellers recommend that if you are going to be in Canada on a daily, or extended basis the RABCP is still the best plan.
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Manitoba Road Conditions
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Map of Angle Inlet Border Crossing Area
This map is interactive so you may zoom in or out. The orange “man” will give you a street view if available in this area. You can get directions to this port by clicking on the “Directions” link under the map.
Angle Inlet U.S. Border Office Contact Information: (218) 386-2796
Canadian Border Information Service: Call 800 461-9999 from within Canada or 204-983-3500 from outside the country.
Longitude and Latitude: 49.28816, -95.15325