There’s no better paddling in the world than the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness/BWCAW, and there’s no better access to the BWCAW than Cook County, Minnesota.
According to National Geographic Adventure, canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness/BWCAW is one of America’s best adventures. It’s true, the BWCAW is the number one wilderness attraction in the US. But because of careful permitting, you’d never know it. People love the Boundary Waters because they can, well, get away from people. It’s an escape into nature like no other.
No motors. No ringing cell phones. All you hear is the wind, the laugh of the loons and the dip of your paddle. You can catch trophy walleye, smallmouth bass, lake trout, and northern pike. Take a refreshing dip in the lake. Eat lunch on a boulder. Tell stories around a crackling campfire. And watch for wildlife (“moose!”) while you await the dancing of the northern lights.
New to canoeing?
If canoeing and camping are new to you, talk to one of our expert canoe trip outfitters. They’ll walk you through a gear list, suggest trip options based on your experience level, and even point out the best campsites and fishing spots. Whether you have some of your own gear or need it all, they’ve got you covered and have been helping people enjoy the BWCAW and Quetico Provincial Park for generations. And hey, even Lewis and Clark had a guide. Fully guided trips are also available. RESERVATIONS FOR ALL BWCAW ENTRY POINTS CAN BE MADE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27TH AT 9:00 A.M. CENTRAL TIME. Reservations can be made through the outfitter of your choice (see list below), or at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
If you have the expertise but are missing a crucial piece of gear, a canoe trip outfitter or one of our outdoor supply stores is likely to have what you need. You can get provisions at one of our grocery stores.
Learn more about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the adventures you can have by attending the Boundary Water Expo.
Gunflint Lodge &a Outfitters – Lakeside fireplace cabins, tasty meals and beverages, guided naturalist activities, riding stable and Towering Pines Canopy Tour. Open year around, many cabins with hot tub, private sauna, and washer/dryer, boats and motors, fishing guides, complimentary canoes, kayaks, and standup paddle boards, and onsite hiking trails. Winter activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding. Full meal service and bar from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Nor'wester Lodge & Canoe Outfitters has been one of the most unforgettable Northern Minnesota vacation spots for over 80 years. Located on the historic Gunflint Trail right on the shore of Poplar Lake, Nor'Wester Lodge & Canoe Outfitters is surrounded by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Superior National Forest.
As a full service, year-round, resort and outfitter we offer a wide range of equipment, bunkhouses, breakfast, showers, and six lakeside cabins. Tuscarora, Round Lake's only private property, is the perfect place to launch your next vacation whether you prefer deck chairs or canoe seats!
Wilderness seekers look no further, for admittance into all entry points along the Gunflint Trail, outfit with V.C.O. We are conveniently located with direct access into the renowned Saganaga Lake and Quetico Provincial Park. We combine extensive knowledge of the routes, fishing excellence, and a personable atmosphere to satisfy your expectations of the ideal wilderness getaway. Life is short. Come paddle with us for a guaranteed memorable, world class experience. 1-888-CANOEIT BWCA and Quetico trips Top of line equipment rentals Lightweight kevlar canoes and kayaks Day use and overnight motorboat rentals Expert fishing advice Trading post Private bunkhouses Private Cabins BWCA permit issuer and pickup station Day trips/rentals Public Showers Public Boat Launch
Sometimes, the best way to reconnect is to disconnect. How is it that when you set out to leave the world behind, the world is exactly what you discover? Lakes, trees, trails, a canoe in the water, and an outfitter to set you up. All right here by your Bearskin Lodge cabin on Minnesota’s famed Gunflint Trail. Nestled in the pristine woods of northeastern Minnesota between Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters Canoe area (BWCA wilderness). As far as you can get from the rest of the world.
We offer you decades of experience, unparalleled attention to detail, ultra-high quality gear, delicious food, vast knowledge of the area and world-class service - turning first-time paddlers into repeat customers for more than 40 years. Boundary Waters and Quetico Park Trips Gift shop, gear, fishing licenses, bait
Hungry Jack Outfitters has gear for your Boundary Water Adventure and Accommodations for a comfortable rest; All infused with authentic Northwoods charm.
We are your Grand Marais outdoor adventure shop. Visit our store for guided tours, rentals, high quality gear and clothing. Tours: Ice Climbing Ice Fishing Snowshoeing Winter River Skiing BWCA Canoe Day Trips Fly Fishing Hiking Kayaking Canoeing Isle Royale Sea Kayaking Saganaga Lake Kayaking Paddle Boarding Rock Climbing Rentals: canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, summer and winter camping gear, back-country and traditional xc skiing, skijoring gear and snowshoeing.