Other Community Groups
Special interest and private groups are available for full and application access by members only.
The following groups are available for self registration by any member. Click the "Add Me to This Group" link below to be added to the group. If you at some point decided you don't want to be a member of the group, then you can remove yourself through your my.bwca.com page. You can also preview the content of this room by clicking the "Preview Forum" link.
Quetico Afficionados - Group Leader: adam
For those of us who are Quetico friendly
Wabakimi - Group Leader: adam
Members interested in a trip to Wabakimi or providing information helpful to that purpose.
Winter Camping - Group Leader: adam
For those who want to brave the wolves and the deadly cold in search of absolute solitude.
BWCA.com Book Club - Group Leader: BWCA
This group is a book club for discussing book which are somewhat related to the boundary waters or other similar outdoor adventure or activites.
Solo Tripping - Group Leader: jdevries
A forum to discuss solo tripping in the BWCA/Quetico. Advice for those new to this unique type of trip as well as gear suggestions, route suggestions etc from those that are experienced.
Other Canoe Camping Locations - Group Leader: firftr911
Info sharing on canoe camping outside of the BWCA and Quetico
Flyfishing BWCA - Group Leader: Tight Loops
A place to discuss techniques, favorite patterns, tying flies, and anything else related to the long rod.
Beymer Book Revision Group - Group Leader: BWCA Writer
This group is for the purpose of helping an author do revisions to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area: The Eastern Region and Boundary Waters Canoe Area: The Western Region by Robert Beymer.
Artist's Corner - Group Leader: adam
This group is about sharing your artistic talents with others. Your art/photography should be focused on bwca or outdoor themes which would be of interest to this group. It is open to amateurs and professionals, but we ask that if you are a professional that you use this forum tastefully and you allow your art to sell itself. Contact me if you have questions.
Items For Sale or Wanted - Group Leader: adam
This is an area where you can post what you have to sell, or if you want an item! Please be honest, civil and courteous in your dealings and or transactions.
On Foot - Group Leader: Panda
Hiking, Cross country skiing, dog sledding, heck I'll even toss in mountain biking and horseback riding.
Boat Builders and Repair - Group Leader: Arkansas Man
For those who have built, are going to build, or just want to talk about building cedar strip or strip canoes.
Photography in the BWCA - Group Leader: jenrobsdad
Share photo tips and photos
East Coast Chapter BWCA - Group Leader: rlhedlund
This is the East Coast Chapter (group)of the BWCA.com The East Coast "Group" is open to anyone from the parent "group" who desires to join. We will use forums here, as needed, to facilitate planning of get-togethers, etc.
Bird Watchers - Group Leader: airmorse
A gathering of people who like to watch and listen to birds. Track the migration of birds and share their birding experiences.
Canoeing with kids - Group Leader: Canoearoo
This is a group for anyone who wants to canoe with kids ages birth through 17
Wilderness Challenges - Group Leader: bojibob
This is a place where you participate in Bi-Monthly Wilderness Challenges. These Challenges will provide you with a scenario that you may encounter during a trip to Canoe Country. You have the opportunity to describe what you do and hear ideas from other members of the Group. There are no wrong or right answers here. This is a place for the exchange of ideas and potential solutions.
XC Ski - Group Leader: gutmon
Provide each other with trail reports, snow conditions,favorite trails and other XC ski related information.
Kayaking - Group Leader: bradcrc
a place for the discussion of issues specifically related to paddling and tripping with a kayak.
Canoe Forum - Group Leader: RT
Looking to buy a composite or aluminum canoe? Do you have a used canoe that just needs to be repaired? New or used, no matter the brand, if you have a canoe specific question then this forum is the place to ask your questions.
Those Who Bike - Group Leader: gutmon
A place for those members who like to bicycle to stay in touch/get ideas/ask questions.
Hunting in the BWCA - Group Leader: 1BigPaddle
This is to allow anyone to share stories, tips, information, and other BWCA hunting adventures. Anything from moose to deer, bears, ducks, grouse, ect... This is for friendly conversation.
GPS - Group Leader: Corsair
For those of us who use GPS and would like to share our knowledge or seek help
Edged Tools - Group Leader: whiteh20
A group for folks who enjoy knives, axes and other edged tools.
PMA Paradise - Group Leader: Rob Johnson
For adventurers who think BWCA portages are too easy and sharing a lake with anyone means it is overcrowded. This is an effort to help consolidate the great PMA info scattered in lots of different threads.
Woodland Caribou PP - Group Leader: bojibob
A place for people to exchange information on Woodland Caribou Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada
Do It Yourself Gear - Group Leader: 1BigPaddle
This is for those who have made or modified their gear. Please share any ideas you have. If you cant buy it make it!
Canoe Videos - Group Leader: bojibob
This is place to link videos of canoe country
Soul Space - Group Leader: tobiedog
For Christian reflection, encouragement, inquiry and dialogue. My soul is stirred when I'm in the BWCA. The BWCA seems to call into the deep places of our being and seems to connect those of us with spiritual notions in unique ways. I thought it might be good to create a community space for us to share our God thoughts, support one other and enjoy honest and open dialogue about the ways of faith.
Trip Partner Finder - Group Leader: bojibob
This is a place to post your availability or find available paddlers to round out your group.
Wilderness survival/first aid - Group Leader: Canoearoo
This is a group to discuss, share links and knowledge about wilderness survival and first aid.
BWCA Hanging - Group Leader: OBX2Kayak
Interested in hammock camping? Heres a place to share your BWCA hanging adventures.
Health and Fitness - Group Leader: Canoearoo
This group is ment to give tips and encouragment for being healthy and in shape when not in the BWCA
Our BWCA Family - Group Leader: KevinL
Got a birthday wish, joke to offer, or no other good category to place you post? Please watch your language and Adam’s other rules regarding the use of this forum. KevinL
Doggie Paddle - Group Leader: Goldenbadger
A forum for people who canoe with their dogs.
portages and campsites - Group Leader: mcsweem
This group discusses portages and campsites. Share pictures, videos, and other members portage and campsite information
Cool spots in canoe country - Group Leader: TuscaroraBorealis
This forum allows members to share photos, videos & comments on unique & scenic areas/items they have run across while paddling canoe country. Some examples: Beaches, waterfalls/rapids, palisades/cliffs & historical or really just neat areas/items.
WingNite information - Group Leader: BWCA
What, were, and when. Info for group gatherings.
Home Cooking - Group Leader: adam
This group encourages members to share their ideas, recipes, experiences and questions on all things related to cooking at home.
BWCAW / QPP History - Group Leader: Jeemon
Discussions, stories, posts, pictures and links to content relating to the history of the BWCAW / QPP. Topics can include, but not limited to: historical figures, places, rules and regulations, mysteries and myths, landmark events, geography, and maps.
Skeeters and Ticks and Gnats, Oh My! - Group Leader: Goldenbadger
A group dedicated to bugs in the BWCA. Are you paddling out soon and wondering how bad they are? Check here. Did you just finish your trip and want to share your bug experiences? Post here.
StoneWork & Fire\\\ - Group Leader: PitchStump
Building stone work fireplaces. Before & after photos. Fire building / safety. Any other "stone work" encountered in BWCA.
BeaV's Trip to Alaska - Group Leader: adam
BeaV's Trip to Alaska
northern Illinois / southern Wisconsin fans - Group Leader: Miketheflyguy1
A local group meeting place. Post of local intrest.
Music stuff - Group Leader: x2jmorris
All music...new or old
2016 Camping Challenge - Group Leader: brux
Challenge to spend at least 1 night per month camping in 2016.
Nature Lovers - Group Leader: SaganagaJoe
We're all outdoor lovers on this site, aren't we? This is a spot to record unique and special experiences in nature, nature walks, nature journals, photographs, and the like.
Scouters - Group Leader: Corsair
A place for those involved with the BSA or GSA to share info related to paddle sports
Basecamp Basics - Group Leader: SaganagaJoe
A source of information for all those looking to optimize their base camping experience.
For Those Who Paddled On - Group Leader: BWCA
A memorial to members now departed.
WEATHER STUFF - Group Leader: WhiteWolf
All things weather. Have a question pertaining to the weather in any form? Ask away. When time allows I will post random things from long range forecasts to past weather events or just whatever I think is interesting to share with others. Reading / predicting weather off the grid in the bush will also be covered. Enjoy the weather- it's the only weather you got.
Weather Forecasts For BWCA - Group Leader: Lionabe
I will periodically post weather forecasts for the BWCA and nearby areas. These forecasts will be based on averages from several reliable weather networks. Please note that these forecasts should not be used to make weather based decisions, but I will attempt to make them as accurate as possible.
Wildlife - Group Leader: Lionabe
For all of those wildlife fans out there!
Share Coupons - Group Leader: glines
Here you can help each other & share coupons for affordable shopping
The following groups are available for application for membership. Click the "Click to Apply to this Group" link below to be added to the group. An email will go to the owner of the group who will respond to your request. If you at some point decided you don't want to be a member of the group, then you can remove yourself through your my.bwca.com page.
Women's group/Minus Manpower - Group Leader: Twins87
a ladies only group for those interested in the BWCA and canoe camping in general
Carabelli Underground - Group Leader: palmby
eriks friends that want to go to the bwca
SR '93 Paddlers - Group Leader: strom2127
just a place for us to post any and all information regarding past and future trips
Michigan BWCA Fan Club - Group Leader: jparks02
For those from Michigan to communicate and gather to discuss the BWCA, plan future vacations, and enjoy the BWCA experience year round.
Good Ol'Honey - Group Leader: HoneyGuy101
The group of Olgaard and Honeyman
COVID-19 Information and Discussion - Group Leader: BWCA
COVID-19 Information and Discussion
Paddlers in Recovery - Group Leader: treehorn
For BW enthusiasts in recovery from alcoholism/addiction, or have a desire to begin that life-long portage