How do you Boundary Water Canoe?

What is considered the Boundary Waters?

The Boundary Waters, also called the Quetico-Superior Country, is a region of wilderness straddling the Canada–United States border between Ontario and Minnesota, in the area just west of Lake Superior.

Where do I enter Boundary Waters?

Unquestionably, the Moose Lake BWCA area is the best departure point into the BWCA and Quetico wilderness areas. Canoeists familiar with the Boundary Waters and the Quetico Park know that the most strategic starting point for their canoe trip is to enter the BWCA from Moose Lake.

Do you need a passport to go to the Boundary Waters?

The simple answer is “No”. Although an entry permit is required, a passport is not needed to paddle in and back out of the park from the United States. Plan your Boundary Waters or Quetico Camping Trip with Anderson’s Canoe Outfitters today!

How Safe Is Boundary Waters?

Generally, rapids in the BWCAW are not safe to “run”. … Although some risk is inherent in wilderness travel, risky behaviors can, and have, cost lives in the BWCAW. WATER QUALITY. Although BWCAW lake water may look clear and pure, drinking it without filtering, boiling, or treating it may cause illness.

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How much does it cost to canoe the Boundary Waters?

Standard Expedition Complete Outfitting for the BWCA Package Rates (Per person)

3 Days 8 Days
5-9 Adults $340 $670
Solo Trips $409 $793
6 and Under Free Free
7-13 Years $190 $355

Do cell phones work in the Boundary Waters?

Q: Will my cell phone work in the BWCA & Quetico? Do not count on your cell phone working while in the wilderness. Sometimes you can get lucky, but the best way is to have a satellite communication device with you. Call ahead to reserve.

What is the best time to go to the Boundary Waters?

The most popular time to travel in the Boundary Waters is during the open water seasons from early May until late October. In a typical year the ice breaks up on large lakes in early May, and by late October it has already returned to the smaller lakes. In theory the canoeing season extends from ice-out to ice-in.

Is the Boundary Waters Canoe Area open?

Yes – the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was open to all visitors as of April 28. To ensure the health and safety of its employees, partners and members of the public, the Superior National Forest will continue to use temporary modifications to the permit pick-up requirements for all BWCAW quota permits.

How do I get a boundary water permit?

A permit is always required to enter the BWCA Wilderness:

Self Issued permits are available from kiosks at BWCAW entry points and Forest Service offices (no reservation required and no recreation fees).

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