The Boundary Waters

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is a designated National Wilderness Area covering over 1,000,000-acres on the northeastern border of Minnesota. This pristine area offers visitors a unique chance to explore a spectacular and challenging wilderness.


The USDA Forest Service maintains a website filled with information to help you learn more about the BWCA prior to your arrival. We also find the following documents valuable to prepare for your expedition.

  1. The BWCAW Trip Planning GuideNesting loon on Section 12 lake
  2. BWCAW What to Know Before You Go

If you would like to learn more about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and how we can help you experience all it has to offer, email us at