Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Canoe Routes

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Route Average Days Notes
Seagull Lake Base Camp 2+ Sandy beaches, day trip options, great trip with kids
Long Island Base Camp 2+ Great campsites, easy portages, good beginner trip
Horseshoe Lake Base Camp 2+ Moose viewing opportunities, easy portages, good for kids
Red Rock Loop 2-3 Excellent fishing, few portages, great beginner loop
Granite River 4 Waterfalls, great for serious anglers
Saganaga Lake Only 4 Base camp trip, no portages, great campsites
Snipe Lake Loop 1-4 Beautiful scenery, small lakes
Seagull Lake to Saganaga Lake (Border Route) 4-5 Grand slam fishing, larger lakes, classic BWCA scenery
Tuscarora West Routes (Missing Link to Brant) 4-7 Great spring lake trout fishing, beautiful campsites
Cross Bay Lake to Poplar 4-7 Moose viewing opportunities, adaptable route
Frost River Loop 4 Rugged, remote, beautiful
Round Lake to Seagull Lake 5-10 Personal favorite

Quetico Provincial Park Canoe Routes

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Route Average Days Notes
Saganagons Lakes to Boundary Point Base Camp 4 Great fishing base camp route
Wawiag River/Mack Lake Loop 6-8 Remote, rugged, challenging. Great fishing.
Falls Chain to Kawnipi Lake 5-7 Beautiful waterfalls, world-class walleye fishing
Man Chain 7 Beautiful campsites, moderate to challenging trip
Agnes Lake Loop 9 – 14 Long trip, stunning scenery, great fishing

As you and your group decide on a canoe route, consider these questions:

    • How long is your trip?
    • How many people are in your group?
    • What are the ages and fitness levels of your group members?
    • Have you been to the BWCA/Quetico before?
    • How many hours a day do you plan to travel?
    • How often are you willing to portage?
    • Are you looking to base camp or travel every day?
    • Do you want to fish?  What species of fish are you looking for?
    • Do you prefer larger lakes or smaller water?
    • Are you looking for moose? waterfalls? pictographs?

Give us a call or shot us an email at any time with any canoe route questions you have. Give us a call at 218-388-2221 or 1-800-544-3843 and together we’ll create the perfect canoe trip route for your group.