Rockwood Outfitters, Boundary Waters Outfitter,Gunflint Trail (Eastern BWCA), BWCA, BWCAW

Rockwood Outfitters

Gunflint Trail (Eastern BWCA)

Rockwood Outfitters

50 Rockwood Road
Gunflint Trail/Grand Marais, MN   55604

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Contact Information:

Proprietors: Stephanie, Carl, Carol and Mike
Direct Phone: (218) 388 2242


Rockwood Outfitters provides complete, partial and day trip outfitting services for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Rockwood is located on Poplar Lake with direct entry points to some of the best moose territory in the entire BWCA. There are great routes available for beginners and for those looking for a challenge.

We offer, free to the public, the use of two 80 amp EV chargers using J1772 plug with a tesla adapter. Free to charge at Rockwood while you recharge in the Boundary Waters.

At Rockwood, we realize that every party has different wants and needs on a canoe trip. Whether you are a beginner or have taken many canoe trips, our goal is to make your trip the best vacation ever. We'll work with you to plan a route that meets your needs.

Our central location makes it easy for us to provide access into some of the most remote areas of BWCA and trips from all entry points of the Gunflint Trail as well as Quetico routes. We specialize in ultra-lightweight equipment and canoes to save you weight and bulk in portaging. We offer aluminum, Royalex, IXP/Innegra, and Kevlar canoes. The superior quality of our gear provides comfort while meeting the demands of canoe camping.

Many people appreciate the convenience of ending their trip at Rockwood Lodge where your car and our shower house are ready and waiting. Of course, we also offer transport to and from most the entry points off the mid-Gunflint Trail.

When you start planning your next canoeing vacation in the BWCA, call or e-mail Rockwood Outfitters. We're here to help you plan the perfect trip.

Main Offerings:

  • Full Outfitting - Provide complete outfitting needs for your group - canoe, gear, food
  • Gear Rental - Tents, camps stoves, packs, sleeping bags, tarps, etc.
  • Restaurant - Quick start breakfast and group cookouts
  • Trip/Route Planning Assistance - Aid in helping plan your route or trip
  • Entry Point Shuttles - free with canoe rental, small fee otherwise
  • BWCA Permits - We can reserve and issue BWCA entry permits
  • Canoe Rental - Large selection of solo, tandem, 3 and 4 person canoes
  • Meal Planning - Plan and Provide fresh and freeze dried meals for groups.
  • Store - Shopping - Camping equipment, ice cream/pop, Rockwood logo clothing, MSR / propane, live bait
  • Bunkhouse - Free EV charging, Rooms with private bathrooms for pre/post lodging
  • Cabins - Free EV charging, 8 lakeside cabins, gorgeous, easy for day trips

Additional Offerings 1:

  • Kevlar Canoe Rental - Rental of lightweight Canoes
  • Maps - Purchase Maps for Planning and Navigation
  • Solo Canoe Rental - Rental of Solo Canoes
  • Minnesota Fishing Licenses - Fishing Licenses Available On-Site
  • Hot Showers - Hot Showers for post trip cleanup

Additional Offerings 2:

  • Northstar Canoes - Rental of Kevlar canoes
  • Northstar Canoes - Rental of Innegra / IXP canoes
  • Wenonah Canoes - Rental of Kevlar canoes
  • Souris River Canoes - Rental of Kevlar canoes
  • Kayak Rental - For use on Poplar Lake only
  • Gear Sales - Used canoes every September
  • Fishing Tackle - Small selection - check Ugly Baby for more
  • Live Bait - May - October leeches and crawlers
  • Garmin inReach - inReach SE two way satellite text and GPS

Boundary Waters Entry Points Supported

  • Bower Trout Lake - 43 Trip options ending at Rockwood
  • Ram Lake - 44 Trip options ending at Rockwood
  • Morgan Lake - 45 Trip options ending at Rockwood
  • Lizz & Swamp Lakes - 47 Canoe access from our beach
  • Meeds Lake - 48 Canoe access from our beach
  • Skipper and Portage Lakes - 49 Canoe access from our beach
  • Cross Bay Lake - 50 Trip options ending at Rockwood
  • Missing Link Lake - 51
  • Brant Lake - 52
  • Magnetic Lake - 57
  • South Lake - 58
  • Duncan Lake - 60
  • Daniels Lake - 61
  • Crocodile River - 66
  • Clearwater Lake - 62
  • East Bearskin Lake - 64