The U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday it was pushing back the date for Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness visitors to apply for permits for the 2019 summer season.
The permits were supposed to be available online Jan. 30, but the system was quickly shut down after some applicants could not access the application page. The U.S. Forest Service decided to nullify all permits issued that day and start over from scratch.
The do-over date was set for Feb. 27 earlier this month, but is now being pushed to March 4.
"Between now and March 4 we will continue website testing and conducting training with cooperators to ensure the website meets Forest Service and public needs," Superior National Forest supervisor Connie Cummins said in a news release.
Applications will open at www.recreation.gov on a first come, first served basis. More than 100,000 people visit the BWCAW between May 1 and Sept. 30 each year, the period during which permits are limited.