Partial Outfitting is perfect for those who just need a canoe or a few other items to complete their trip.  All rentals are for full calendar days. 

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Bunkhouse and Breakfast

Boundary Waters Bunkhouse at Tuscarora Outfitters


We offer simple bunkhouse accommodations for the night before your canoe trip.  The bunks supply twin beds covered with a fitted sheet, electricity, and a dry space for packing. Plan on using your sleeping bag for your night’s stay. 

Bunkhouse guests use our centrally located shower house for toilets and showers. Prepare a picnic dinner or just hang out at the picnic benches in the shower house area. 

Each of our nine bunkhouse rooms varies slightly in bed configuration and we assign you to the bunk room that fits your group size. Bunkhouses are private to your group, so no worries – you won’t be bunking with strangers!

Note: Check-in time is no earlier than 3 p.m. Most of our bunkhouse guests arrive after hours. We set out a sign directing you to your bunkhouse if you arrive after 7 p.m. 

(Call 218-388-2221 to check bunk availability. This information is not posted on our website.


Most bunkhouse guests join us for our French toast breakfast served every morning in the dining hall at 7 a.m. Available by reservation only, Tuscarora’s breakfast of French toast, fresh fruit, sausage, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate get you “up and at ’em” and fuels you for a long day of paddling. We proudly brew Duluth-based Alakef‘s special “Tuscarora French Voyageur Canoe blend” coffee and make our French toast with eggs from the Locally Laid Egg Company in Wrenshall, MN.  Gluten-free and vegan options available upon request at time of reservation.

The dining hall is open from fishing opener to mid-September. We require breakfast reservations by noon the day before.

Service Cost
Bunkhouse $22 per person
Breakfast $9 per person

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Tuscarora rents a wide range of canoes to fit your group’s particular needs.  Our lightweight aluminum canoes are not your grandfather’s Grummans!  These 50 to 70 pound canoes with a full keel provide excellent stability, capacity and durability for the novice to advanced paddler. We have a large selection of Kevlar canoe models ranging from the one person Northwind solo to the four seated Bell Northshore family canoe.  We offer Souris River Canoes, Northstar Kevlar Canoes, and We-No-Nah Kevlar canoes. Please call the office anytime if you need help picking out what canoe is best for you. Life jackets, paddles, and a hot shower are included with the cost of canoe rental.

Length Weight Seats Canoes Per Day
15 ft 53 lbs 2 Lightweight aluminum $33
17 ft 61 lbs 2 Lightweight aluminum $33
18.5 ft 71 lbs 2 Lightweight aluminum $38
15.5 ft 28 lbs 1 Kevlar Northstar Northwind Solo $42
17 ft 44 lbs 2 Kevlar Souris River Quetico 17 $46
18.5 ft 42 lbs 2 Kevlar Wenonah MN II $46
17.5 ft 40 lbs 2 Kevlar Northstar Northwind $46
19.5 ft 49 lbs 3 Kevlar Northstar B-19 $52
20 ft 55 lbs 3 Kevlar Wenonah MN III $52
20.5 ft 58 lbs 4 Kevlar Bell Northshore $53

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Need just one or two little things to complete your trip?  We’ve got you covered!

Equipment Per Day
Tent $15.00
Sleeping bag $8.00
Cooke Custom Sewing Pioneer Portage Pack #3 $8.00
Cooke Custom Sewing Guide Portage Pack #4 $9.00
Food box $8.50
Food barrel $10.00
Cooke Custom Sewing Food Pack $10.00
Therma-rest Pad $6.50
Cook kit (per person) $3.50
Folding saw $3.00
One burner stove $7.00
Two burner stove $9.00
Fuel canister/liter $8.00
DeLorme inReach satellite texting device $30/$180 wk

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Other Services


When you return from a long trip, a hot shower is just the ticket before a long car ride home down the Gunflint Trail and beyond.  We provide towels. 

Service Cost
Shower w/ Towel $7 (Included w/ bunk stay)
Parking** $5 per day, per vehicle
Shuttle Service* $2 per mile

*Shuttles – Shuttles are complimentary with Complete Outfitting, Partial Outfitting Packages and Canoe Rental within nine miles from our base.  Shuttles more than nine miles away will incur a charge of $2.00/vehicle/mile one-way from our base. COVID-19 modification: Face coverings are required in all Tuscarora vehicles. 
**Parking – Parking is complimentary with any canoe rental.
Note: Tuscarora issues BWCAW permits at our office free of charge.