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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

MN 55725
+1 218-626-4300
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Pristine at Premium Beauty

It's very beautiful and verey Pristine, but you have to be in pretty good shape or at least be with... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Liberty Hill, Texas
Boundary Waters Trip 2016

This was my third week long trip into the BWCA. The end of August is a great time weather wise for... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Boise, Idaho
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Part of the Superior National Forest, this vast area is about one million acres in size and is comprised of hundreds of lakes and over a thousand canoe passages.
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

It's very beautiful and verey Pristine, but you have to be in pretty good shape or at least be with others who are. It's pretty wild.

1  Thank ibdiffrent
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was my third week long trip into the BWCA. The end of August is a great time weather wise for visiting the boundary waters. The mosquitoes have died down and the nights are cool enough for great sleeping. The National forest does a great...More

Thank Wegh2Go
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Purchased a groupon for complete outfitting for Canadian Waters Canoe Outfitters. Great gear from them. My family enjoyed our 3 days 2 nights out in the BWCA for the first time. We can't wait to go back!

1  Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I love the BWCAW so much, I can't get enough of it. My favorite places are out of Ely, MN wit Hegman Lake at the top. All entry points are wonderful, it's really a matter of personal preference. September is ideal for me with May...More

Thank geree
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

We spent only 4 nights there, what an experience. We we 4 and haven't met a soul until our last day there. Some of the portages were very painful (with our old heavy canoe) by the last day we were trying to avoid them at...More

1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We canoed and camped in the Boundary Waters with 'Way to go' outfitters. It was the best experience ever! Donna, Jeff and Jake Hway can only be described as the most down to earth, friendly and knowledgeable people on the Boundary Waters. If you love...More

Thank Petria M
Reviewed 11 September 2015

My wife, a friend, and myself camped out in the wilderness AUGUST 2014. The first night was creepy hearing all those sounds near the water knowing wild animals call it home. Eventually I fell asleep. The next morning we got a boat ride to the...More

Thank BD R
Reviewed 24 August 2015

My husband and I traveled with our 22 year old son (some one has to carry the canoe). We stayed the night at the Clear Water lodge and entered the BWCAW early the next day. Our first portage was into south lake (entry point 58),...More

Thank Sdldeleon
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Used Spirit of the Wilderness in Ely, MN to outfit our recent family trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We did their 5 day Kevlar Complete Equipment & Food Package They did a nice job and the equipment was in good working order...More

3  Thank Dan C
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Visiting Boundary Waters is something that I will never forget. The silence, mindfulness and human ruggedness of the experience is why i would go back in a heartbeat. We put in on Monday and got back out on Friday. There are many different options available...More

Thank Jake D
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Joe M
25 December 2016|
Response from jeffwild07 |
Wilderness Inquiry is hands down the best outfitter. Exceptional quality and value. Two guides on every trip. We went there with them when our kids were younger, and they made it easy. Now we've gone all over the world with... More
29 June 2016|
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Response from geree | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kim, Sorry I didn't get to you in time. Your son is in the BWCAW as I'm writing this I assume. He will encounter very nice weather, warm in the high 70's to mid 80's. The bugs will be mosquitoes and some biting black... More