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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Information Resource

A Virtual Entry Point into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW)
This site is dedicated to the sharing of information and experiences about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Quetico Park for canoe, camping, and outdoor enthusiasts.

What's New in the Boundary Waters and at

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Enter our monthly Boundary Waters/Quetico Park photo and trip report contests!

Share your photos and trip reports with other BWCA enthusiasts. Go to our contest home page to find out how easy it is to enter or to view the entries from this month's or previous month's contests. Link to Contest Home Page!

View the Photo Voted Best Boundary Waters Photo of 2015

Congratulations Willfess!

Check out the new and growing gear and business guide! The guide is a growing list of products, companies, and services of interest to BWCA and Quetico area adventurers. Members have an opportunity to provide reviews of products based on their experience.
Entry Point Usage Data - Are you interested in seeing how many permits are used each day during previous years? This feature will always be accessible through each entry point page.

Publish and View Boundary Waters Trip Reports - click here
  • This features allows members to incorporate BWCA and Quetico trip descriptions and photos into great reports.
  • Trip reports are categorized, archived, and searchable.
  • This is a great way to share your Boundary Waters paddling, hiking, and camping experiences.

Visit the Forums/Messageboards area to ask questions about the BWCA and Quetico, share information and experiences with each other, or just shoot the breeze around the campfire. Be a part of the community!


Seagull Lake Map
Expanded Boundary Waters online maps at
  • View Boundary Waters maps starting at entry points or at a certain lake.
  • BWCA Campsite locations marked.
  • Traverse maps with directional arrows.

Make sure to sign up for This personalized service provides you with all sorts of tools. As a member of you can use any of these tools:

  • Trip planning guides and assistants. Use these tools to assist you in selecting and getting to a bwca destination.
  • Forums. Get advice or just share your BWCA experiences with others in this online forum.
  • Photo Gallery. Share BWCA photos with others.
  • Online gear collaboration. Use this tool to plan what gear to bring and also who will bring it. (coming soon)
To use these tools to their maximum benefit you will need to sign up with Signing up is free!


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