Duane's Canoe Outfitters

Ely and Western BWCA

Duane's Canoe Outfitters

3145 Highway 21 Babbitt
Babbitt, MN   55706

Contact Information:

Proprietors: Hanson Family
Direct Phone: 218-780-0964
Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-729-2710
Email: duanesoutfitters@yahoo.com

Overview:

Duane's Canoe Outfitters
Professionally Outfitting The BWCA Since 1967

Begin your BWCA adventure by calling Duane's Canoe
Outfitters. We provide complete and partial outfitting
services, as well as transportation and canoe rentals to all
Ely Area/Isabella BWCA Entry Points. Our base is located
just south of Ely, Minnesota.

We are a service oriented, family run business that strives
to ensure that each aspect of your trip runs smoothly and
efficiently. You will be working with the owners from the
time you make your first call until we pick you up at the
end of your trip. We base your trip on your interests and
time lines through flexibility and communication, both
listening to, and answering, all of your questions.

Whether you're planning a small family trip, or one for a
large Church, School or Scout youth group, we have the
experience to plan and provide you a with a affordable and
memorable wilderness experience. Our attractive rates,
quality food and equipment, and friendly service is the
combination for a great BWCA canoe trip for you and your
group.

Our Youth Group rates can be further reduced by
our generous leadership allowance to make this a truly
affordable group adventure experience.

We invite you to take a look at our website or contact us.
We feel that we provide one of the best values in the BWCA.
We look forward to meeting and working with you during the
Summer of 2017!!



Main Offerings:

  • Full Outfitting - Gear Only Option Also Available
  • Gear Rental - Canoe rentals start at $22 per day
  • Trip/Route Planning Assistance - Knowledgable and Friendly Service
  • Entry Point Shuttles - Free Parking Included
  • BWCA Permits - Reserve Permits for your group
  • Canoe Rental - Alumacraft or Souris River Canoes
  • Store - Shopping - Sales of convenience and camping items to guests.
  • Bunkhouse - $8 per person - Complete, $10.00 person - Partial
  • Quetico Outfitting - Outfitting Services for Quetico Entrys and Fly-ins

Additional Offerings 1:

  • Kevlar Canoe Rental - Souris River
  • Maps - Fisher and Mckenzie Maps
  • Minnesota Fishing Licenses - Purchase on-line or at nearby bait store
  • Hot Showers - Always Free to Customers

Additional Offerings 2:

  • Souris River Canoes - Partial and Complete Outfitting options
  • Gear Sales - Camping Gear Available
  • Food Sales - Prepacked and Ready For Your Trip
  • Fishing Tackle - BWCA fishing gear for sale

Boundary Waters Entry Points Supported

  • Crab Lake and Cummings from Burntside Lake - Arrangement of Tow Service Available
  • Slim Lake - 6
  • Big Lake - 7
  • Moose River (south) - 8
  • Little Indian Sioux River (south) - 9
  • Little Indian Sioux River (north) - 14
  • Moose/Portage River (north) - 16
  • Stuart River - 19
  • Angleworm Lake - 20
  • Mudro Lake (restricted--no camping on Horse Lake) - 22
  • Mudro Lake - 23
  • Wood Lake - 26
  • Snowbank Lake Only - 28
  • Ojibway Lake/North Kawishiwi River - 29
  • Lake One - 30
  • South Kawishiwi River - 32
  • Little Gabbro Lake - 33
  • Island River - 34
  • Isabella Lake - 35
  • Hog Creek - 36
  • Kawishiwi Lake - 37
  • Sawbill Lake - 38
  • Bog Lake - 67
  • From CANADA - 71
  • Little Isabella River - 75
  • South Hegman Lake - 77
  • Snake River - 84
  • Trout Lake - Through Lake Vermillion
  • Fall Lake - 24
  • Moose Lake - Arrangement of Tow Service Available
  • Snowbank Lake - 27
  • Farm Lake - 31