Boundary Waters bunkhouse and hot breakfast
BWCA Kevlar Canoe Rental
BWCA Camping Gear Rental Outfitters
Boundary Waters entry point shuttle service
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.

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 the end of September. We require breakfast reservations by noon the day before.

Bunkhouse$28 per person
Breakfast$12 per person

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Tuscarora rents a wide range of canoes to fit your group’s particular needs.  Most Boundary Waters paddlers opt for one of our ultra lightweight Kevlar canoes. We offer Northstar, Souris River, and We-No-Nah kevlar canoes. These canoes require a little extra care and caution. They must be loaded and unloaded while completely floating, so plan for wet feet.

The following are all included with the cost of canoe rental:

  • Life jackets
  • Paddles
  • Transportation to and from these Boundary Waters entry points: Cross Bay, Larch Creek, Magnetic (Granite River), Saganaga, and Seagull
  • Shower and towel at end of trip
LengthWeightSeatsCanoesPer Day
15.5 ft28 lbs1Kevlar Northstar Northwind Solo$46
17 ft44 lbs2Kevlar Souris River Quetico 17$52
18.5 ft42 lbs2Kevlar Wenonah MN II$52
17.5 ft40 lbs2Kevlar Northstar Northwind$52
19.5 ft56 lbs3Kevlar Northstar B-19$55
20 ft55 lbs3Kevlar Wenonah MN III$55
20.5 ft58 lbs4Kevlar Bell Northshore$55
17 ft61 lbs2Lightweight aluminum$38

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

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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 $10.00
Two burner stove $10.00
Fuel canister/liter $8.00
DeLorme inReach satellite texting device $30/$180 wk


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. Bring your own soap and toiletries.

Service Cost
Shower w/ Towel $7 (Included w/ bunk stay)


Service Cost
Parking $5 per day, per vehicle

Parking is complimentary with any canoe rental. We prioritize providing parking for guests renting canoes from us. Due to limited parking space, we may be unable to accommodate parking for your group during busy times if you aren’t renting canoes from us.


Shuttle ServiceOne Way CostOne Way Cost w/ canoe rental
Granite River/Gunflint Lake$20Free
Larch Creek $20Free
Seagull Lake $20Free
Saganaga Lake $20Free
Poplar Lake (Lizz, Meeds, Skipper) $50$50
West Bearskin Lake (Duncan/Daniels)$60$60
Clearwater Lake$65$65
East Bearskin $60$60

Note: Tuscarora Lodge and Canoe Outfitters issues BWCAW permits in our office free of charge.