Clearwater Canoe Outfitters & Lodge, Boundary Waters Lodging,Gunflint Trail (Eastern BWCA), BWCA, BWCAW

Clearwater Canoe Outfitters & Lodge

Gunflint Trail (Eastern BWCA)

Clearwater Canoe Outfitters & Lodge

774 Clearwater Rd
Grand Marais, MN   55604

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Contact Information:

Direct Phone: 218-388-2254
Toll-Free Phone: 800-527-0554


Clearwater Canoe Outfitters and Lodge is located mid-point
the Gunflint Trail, just a mile south of the historic
Voyageur Canoe Route, which created the boundary between the
U.S. and Canada. BWCA boundaries include most of 7 mile long
Clearwater Lake, whose majestic palisades are visible from
our dock. This more remote eastern section of the wilderness
is a particularly scenic one, filled with spectacular
bluffs, falls, and crystal-clear waters. Clearwater Lake
is a designated entry point into the BWCA.

Along our wooded peninsula are seven waterfront secluded
cabins for you enjoy the peace and solitude of the BWCA with
family and friends. Our housekeeping cabins are great for
taking day trips into the BWCA, hiking, fishing or just
enjoying all the wilderness has to offer. The cabins are
open year round to enjoy this very special and unique area.

Clearwater Lodge, the only resort on Clearwater Lake, was
finished in 1926 by MN pioneer Charlie Boostrom and is the
oldest original whole log structure in northeastern
Minnesota. On the National Register of Historic Places, it
has retained the look and feel of earlier times. The lounge
area has a large stone fireplace surrounded by one of the
finest collections of diamond willow furniture along the
Gunflint Trail. The wide verandah porch enjoys a view of
the majestic palisades of Clearwater Lake.

There is no other place like it on this scale, in the world.
This fantastic network is yours to discover, as you return
to a time that has not, after all, been lost.

Main Amenities:

  • Lake Access - On Clearwater Lake, a BWCA Entry Point
  • Outdoor Recreation - Hiking, canoeing, birding, historic lodge tour
  • Restaurant - Breakfast by reservation, Bakery
  • Cabins - 11 secluded waterfront cabins, 5 B & B Rooms
  • Bunkhouse - Bunkhouses for Canoe Trips
  • Lodge - Log Lodge on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Store - Unique Northwoods Gift Shop

Additional Amenities:

  • Beach - For Cabin Guests
  • Hiking Nearby - Great Hiking Trails and the Border Route Trail
  • Canoes - Kevlar, Royalex and Aluminum Canoes for rent
  • Pets Allowed - Pets welcome with their families in most cabins
  • Motor Boat Rental - 8 or 10 HP Fishing Boats for use on Clearwater Lake
  • Fishing - Walleye, Smallmouth, Northern and Lake Trout
  • Bait - NIghtcrawlers and Leeches plus plastics
  • Birding
  • Fireplace in Room
  • Fishing Boats
  • Fishing Guide - Guide Service Available, Reserve in Advance
  • Kayaks
  • Kitchenette - All cabins have fully equiped kitchens
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • State/National Park Nearby - Loctated in the Superior National Forest
  • Telephone - Centrally located phone

Additional Amenities:

  • Private Docks/Slips - All Cabins have private docks or pull ups
  • Coffee Maker - All cabins have fully equiped kitchens
  • Fish Cleaning House
  • Gift Shop - Unique northwoods gifts
  • Museum/Historic Sites - Clearwater Lodge - National Historic Register