Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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  • Permits are required for day and overnight visitors to the BWCAW. A recreation use fee is charged for overnight wilderness trips between May 1 and Sept 30. ($16 per trip per adult or $8 for Iinteragency/Access cardholders and youth 0-17.)

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On-Site Facilities & Services

  • Located on a Lake or River

Accommodations Policies

  • Open to the general public, no membership required

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  • Year round

Campground Features

  • Open in fall
  • Open in winter

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  1. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

    Forest Headquarters
    Duluth, MN 55808
    Call: (218) 626-4300

    Established in 1964, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) has changed little since the glaciers melted. With over 1,500 miles of canoe routes, nearly 2,200 designated campsites, and more than 1,000 lakes and streams waiting, the BWCAW draws thousands of visitors each year. The BWCAW is part of the Superior National Forest. Permits are required year-round for day and overnight visitors to the BWCAW. Make reservations or check permit availability 1-877- 550-6777.

  2. Superior National Forest

    Forest Headquarters
    Duluth, MN 55808
    Call: (218) 626-4300

    Numerous recreation opportunities year-round. Camping opportunities range from fully developed campgrounds to secluded wilderness as well as back country (non-wilderness) sites that have few or no facilities. Boating, canoeing, and fishing opportunities are nearly endless on the more than 2,000 lakes and streams found within the forest. Camping is available at most campgrounds during the "off" season at no cost but with fewer services.

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