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Address: MN
Phone Number: 518-885-9964
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking
Description: Part of the Superior National Forest, this vast area is about one million...
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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Went on a canoe/camping excursion for 5 nights with an outfitter in July of 2014, which is a great time of the year to go. We launched from Ely, MN. It wasn't humid, temps were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went on a canoe/camping excursion for 5 nights with an outfitter in July of 2014, which is a great time of the year to go. We launched from Ely, MN. It wasn't humid, temps were comfortable with sunny cloudless weather, but the nights did get down to 40s-50s Fahrenheit, so I wore a fleece and long underwear while in my... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Here's me. I'm an actor, I'm a writer and I travel everywhere. One would figure that I have an interesting life and by and large I suppose I do. But coming to the Boundary Waters and stopping in the small city of Ely for a clucky and a bucky burger is one of the things that even after returning from... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It kills me when people say "I'm not the camping type..." As in, "In the event of any disaster of any kind I would be completely helpless and die in the first 24 hours." Every time I go into the Boudary Waters, I learn something new about my husband, about my friends, about myself, about how misaligned my priorities are... More 

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Kidron, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The BWCAW is a place full of beauty, sensual delight (sounds, sights, etc), educational opportunity, and challenge. This is a place where you learn to receive all that is offered: sunsets/sunrises, the call of the loon, watching the lake change from glass-like to choppy waves, pushing hard up a portage trail with a canoe on your head and mosquitoes enjoying... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We are at the end of September this year to go, in time for the winter before we choose Gunflint trail.BWCAW is a country with many lakes and streams protected areas. Each entry point is the control number to enter. This creates a lone field, which in my country is no same place. We choose paddle and camping and we... More 

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McFarland, Wisconsin, United States
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168 reviews 168 reviews
44 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Beautiful scenery, relatively uncompromised wilderness, and away from the daily grind. We used Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters who provided everything except personal items (clothing, water filtering system (Sawyer 2 liter Complete Water Treatment System worked great for us) , light sources( recommend a good headlamp), and fishing gear). Our Outfitter equipment was in great condition and despite an all night windy... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was a awesome experience, getting lost from the world and being with nature. We camped in the trail end and it was awesome. The sound of the waters and chirping of the birds will clear your stress. Took a canoe to the waters. The view and the water was mind blowing. The clear waters and the greenery everywhere. Had... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Minnesota-Ontario border is blessed with one of the best wilderness canoeing areas in the world - the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area (BWWCA), which also includes Quetico National Park on the Canadian side.. Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway or an extended excursion, BWWCA will not disappoint. Pristene lakes, excellent fishing, well-marked campsites, portages and trails, beautiful waterfalls,... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our co-ed Venturing group of 9 included 3 girls, 2 boys and 4 adults. We paddled from the Boy Scout Sommers Canoe Base on Moose Lake, east of Ely, to Lerome Lake in the Quetico Provincial Park just west of Atikokan, Ontario, over 9 days in July. The adventure of a lifetime for our scouts. My 3rd trip to the... More 

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were fortunate enough to have a wonderful guide who took us on a day trip into the BWCAW, many years ago ( Oct of 99 ) . We paddled for a few hours, portaged a few times, stopped and enjoyed a cup of tea. He took us to observe some very old Pictographs, which was very thrilling for me.... More 

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