Boundary Waters Outfitter Job

We are still hiring for the 2023 season!

Tuscarora Lodge and Canoe Outfitters offers summer outfitter jobs to a crew of 5-8 staff members. From our Gunflint Trail Boundary Waters location, our crew assists Tuscarora guests as they start and end their canoe trips; maintains Tuscarora’s gear, grounds, and facilities; and continues Tuscarora’s tradition of cleanliness, friendliness, and excellent customer service.


Tuscarora crew members participate in all facets of the business: from assisting and transporting guests to their Boundary Waters/Quetico entry points, scrubbing canoes and camping gear, preparing and serving French toast breakfast, cleaning Tuscarora facilities (including six housekeeping cabins), and even preparing lunch for their fellow crew members from time to time. Assignments vary from day to day and we strive to maintain a fun, fast-paced work environment where teamwork is key.


The monthly salary starts at $1900, (this includes room & board in June, July, and August) with a potential season-end bonus. We guarantee full-time work. We provide dorm-style housing for crew members with a private bedroom and shared bathroom facilities. During the months of June, July, and August, we feed crew members three meals a day.


• Boundary Waters backyard
• Easy access to hiking trails, swimming, picnic spots, and other outdoors recreation
• Free access to Tuscarora camping equipment (canoes, tents, etc.) during time off to camp, fish, and day trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park
• Wi-fi access in crew quarters
• Verizon cell phone coverage on Tuscarora’s property


Our season runs from May 10 – September 30. Most of our employees start work in late May or early June and work through mid/late August. We happily work around your school schedule, but ask that you commit to your dates carefully, as we fill our positions based on applicants’ availability. Because we are busiest in late July – early August, we can only consider applicants with availability into August. 


We accept outfitter job applications until all positions are finalized in early April. We begin making staffing decisions around February 1st.

We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19. 

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