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Hungry Jack Canoe Outfitters and Cabins
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Perfect jumping off point!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

In the past when I've gone to the BWCA I've camped the night before in Grand Marais, packed up and then drove in. No more!

Hungry Jack Outfitters was wonderful. First, as an outfitter - Dave and Nancy (and Rosie) were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Not everyone that comes through the area is a pro, so it was nice they were willing to take the time and explain some good techniques (I'm sure they just want their gear to hold up, but still ... it was nice). And their gear is nice. Nice lightweight Kevlar options if you chose.

But, the part that really separated Hungry Jack with the others was their bunkhouse options. It's nothing too glamorous, but it's clean and it's a great place to get a good night's sleep before a long trek. Plus in the morning, they'll even feed you with muffins and coffee.

I highly recommend using Hungry Jack as your starting point on your next trip to the BWCA. They'll even give you a ride to some of the local lakes so you don't have to worry about losing your car keys.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I have taken multiple trips over many years to the BWCAW using Hungry Jack Outfitters. Simply put, Dave and Nancy are experienced, kind, know what they are doing and treat everyone very well. Add on to this that their on-site facilities are spotless and their outfitting gear is well maintained and top of the line and what you get is a marvelous wilderness experience.

This past year I took my whole family up there including my girls aged 10, 7, and 4 and Dave and Nancy included time to talk to them, make them feel welcome and ensure their trip was a success as well.

I cannot rate Hungry Jack Outfitters highly enough and would (and have) recommend them to anyone that is interested in taking a trip to the BWCAW.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hungry Jack Canoe Outfitters and Cabins
Address: 318 S Hungry Jack Rd, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2013
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Grand Marais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hungry Jack Outfitters on the Gunflint Trail near the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) can help you with your canoe trip, cabin stay or day trip adventure. ... more   less 

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