Boundary Waters Outfitters will guide you through the entire trip planning process and make all your permit reservations for you. Below is important entry permit information and to the right is a map of all the BWCA entry points we utilize.
BWCA Entry Point Options
BWCA Permits & Entry Points
Before you may enter the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) an entry permit must be reserved. One permit is required per traveling group and allows up to 9 people and 4 canoes per permit. Both parks operate on a quota system with permits issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. A reservation is made by entry date and entry point. (You must enter the wilderness on the date and at the entry point you reserved - this information is printed on your permit.) Each entry point has a specified number of permits available each day - the daily quota. Some entry points have as many as 27 permits available per day and some as few as 1. (see below for a list of entry points and their daily quota) It is important to note that permit reservations are well underway by mid-January so early trip planning is essential, especially if you have a large group and require multiple permits.
Boundary Waters Outfitters will reserve all the permits for your group. We cooperate with the US Forest Service & Quetico Park and issue BWCA permits from our lodge. When you are ready to make a reservation give us a call at 218-365-3466 and we'll get you going.
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above: BWCA entry point map
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A word from Boundary Waters Outfitters
Thank you for
visiting our website. We at Boundary Waters Outfitters are dedicated
to our mission and to providing quality Minnesota Vacations to all who visit
us here in the Northwoods. It is our pleasure to serve you in anyway
we can, whether it is planning a BWCA canoe trip, arranging a stay in one of
the lakeside cabins at our full-service resort or helping you purchase just
the right piece of gear for your next adventure. Ely Minnesota and the
Northwoods is our home and we are eager to share it with anyone who has the
desire to experience all it has to offer. With so much to see and
do...from fishing, to exploring, to sunsets, the wildlife, to all the little
canoeing and camping tips we have picked up over the years, we are here to
help you make the most of your Boundary Waters vacation. Thanks again
for visiting our website and please let us know how we can help you with
your Boundary Waters needs.