Following the last ice age, the receding glaciers left behind rugged cliffs and crags, canyons, gentle hills, towering rock formations, rocky shores, sandy beaches and thousands of lakes and streams, interspersed with islands and surrounded by forest. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is like no other place on earth. Located in the northern third of the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota, it is 1 million acres of undeveloped wilderness, extending nearly 150 miles along the International Boundary adjacent to Canada's Quetico Provincial Park and is bordered on the west by Voyageurs National Park. The BWCAW contains over 1200 miles of canoe routes, 12 hiking trails and over 2000 designated campsites. Wilderness offers freedom to those who wish to pursue an experience of expansive solitude, challenge and personal integration with nature. Because this area was set aside in 1926 to preserve its primitive character and made a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System in 1964, it allows visitors to canoe, portage and camp in the spirit of the Voyageurs of 200 years ago.
Gunflint Lodge Outfitters complete canoe trip outfitting includes everything you will need for your trip, except for your personal gear (clothing, toilet kit, rain coat, flashlight, bug repellent, and fishing tackle, etc). Our Royalex canoes are among the best for navigating the Boundary Waters. Kevlar canoes may be rented for an extra $30 per person. PFDs and your choice of paddles are included. Our tents are lightweight nylon and always sized for one more person, so you have a little extra room. Our packs are custom-made to our specs from Cordura nylon, with just the needed pockets and straps. Simple, easy to use cook kits, maps, a complete trip orientation, transportation to and from your landings, car parking during your trip, and free overnight accommodations before and after your canoe trip in our bunkhouses at Gunflint Lodge are all included. Hot showers are complimentary before and after your trip.
Our menu is second to none, proudly serving Camp Chow foods, which is made right here on the Gunflint Trail. We order it when needed, so there are none of the preservatives found in most of the other brands of foods used by other outfitters. Camp Chow offers big portions, tasty new entrees, and gluten free or vegetarian meals upon request. This food costs us more but we are proud to be able to offer it. We will send you our menu ahead of time and you can pick any food you like and in any quantity, so that you are fully satisfied. We will have it packed and ready for you when you arrive. In addition to the Camp Chow meals, we offer a variety of fresh foods for the first day or two of your canoe trip
Valid dates: May 1, 2020-September 30, 2020
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