What We Offer

Kowakan Adventures is an ideal location for youth groups, families and individuals looking for a remote, beautiful wilderness setting with options for staff support, lodging, equipment rentals and more.

Wilderness Outfitting

Full Package BWCA Trips
Our highly trained wilderness guides will lead your group through an unforgettable BWCA adventure. With your choice of dates, duration and group goals, we'll collaborate to plan the right trip for your group. We provide all specialized equipment, route plans, and permits so that you can focus on experiencing the beauty of the BWCA.

Outfitting Services and Gear Rental
We offer all equipment needed to outfit your own wilderness adventure including food packages, gear pickup and delivery. Available gear includes aluminum and ultra-lite canoes, tents, gear packs, first aid kits, water filters, single-burner MSR stoves, and more. We source from high quality professional gear companies such as Souris River, Eureka, and Granite Gear. Complete and partial outfitting options are available.

Certified Guides 
Our guides are trained in canoeing, camping and wilderness skills; and certified in CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and as Lifeguards. All of our guides are prepared and eager to help your group have a smooth, safe, and fun adventure!


Kowakan Base Camp

Our remote 40-acre base camp offers lodging for up to 60 with stunning views of the back country, along with all the accommodations necessary for a comfortable and relaxing camp experience for you and your group.

Sleeping Accommodations
Our 6 platform tents overlook beautiful Section 12 lake and are outfitted with comfortable canvas bunks. These canvas walled tents provide optimal comfort and privacy. Each tent sleeps up to 8. We also offer access to six primitive tent sites. Rent one of our 4 or 6 person tents or bring your own for a classic camping experience.

Kitchen Facilities
Two pavilions used primarily for food preparation and dining are located on site. Each pavilion is stocked with general cooking equipment and offers limited storage space. Cooking pavilions may be reserved by request for groups using Kowakan Base Camp for their group, family, or individual camping experience.

Bathroom Facilities
2 primitive privies and 2 solar showers are located on site and easily accessible.

Waterfront Access
Enter Section 12 lake from base camp via canoe access or a central dock used for swimming, fishing or kayaking and get a taste of the clarity and pristine quality that the lakes of the BWCAW and Superior National Forest are famous for. Lifeguards are available at an hourly rate by request.

Fire Rings
Base Camp offers access to two large fire rings with pre-cut wood available for use. Wind down and enjoy spectacular sunsets, moon rises and cool evenings around a cracking campfire.  

Support Staff
Our highly-trained staff available by advance request to provide program leadership, guided BWCA day trips, lifeguarding, food preparation, transportation to and from BWCA entry points, campfires, nature study, devotional input, and more!