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Let the Adventure Begin

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Portaging the Cruiser

by Hans Solo

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Great Trip Memories

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White Otter

by OnePaddleShort

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Unique Landscapes

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Fall Bog

by MoosePlums

Permit Reservation Notice!

Permits reservations for 2019 has been delayed due to technical difficulties. The new date has tentatively been set for Feb 27th. If you did book a permit on Jan 30th directly with, those permits are going to be cancelled, and you will need to rebook them. If you have been working with an outfitter to book your trip, they will continue to do so on your behalf when permit reservations re-open. Please signup for our newsletter below to receive updates or check updates in the trip planning messageboard.

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Boundary Waters Canoe Area  Information Resource

A Virtual Entry Point into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) This site is dedicated to the sharing of information and experiences about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Quetico Park for canoe, camping, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Photo Contest

Enter our monthly Boundary Waters/Quetico Park photo and trip report contests! Share your photos and trip reports with other BWCA enthusiasts.

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Gear Guide

The new and growing gear & business guide! A growing list of products, companies, and services of interest to BWCA & Quetico area adventurers.

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Trip Reports

Publish and View Boundary Waters Trip Reports. a great way to share your Boundary Waters paddling, hiking, and camping experiences.

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View Boundary Waters maps starting at entry points or at a certain lake. Campsite locations are marked you can traverse maps with directional arrows.

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Piragis Northwoods Outfitters

Outfitters are your source for permits, planning, canoe & gear rental, and most everything you need to have a successful trip.


Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B, Lake Cabin and Yurts

There are many types of lodging to support one night stays to week long northwoods vacations.


True North Map Company

Check out the new and growing gear and business guide! The guide is a growing list of products, companies, and services of interest to BWCA and Quetico area adventurers.