How do I reserve a campsite at BWCA?

Permit reservations can be made at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

  1. reservation fee is $6.00 for all BWCAW permits.
  2. All group leaders are required to have a valid email address in addition to their mailing address & phone number.

Where do I enter BWCA?

Unquestionably, the Moose Lake BWCA area is the best departure point into the BWCA and Quetico wilderness areas. Canoeists familiar with the Boundary Waters and the Quetico Park know that the most strategic starting point for their canoe trip is to enter the BWCA from Moose Lake.

How do I reserve BWCA?

BWCAW Permits Visitors taking an overnight trip (paddle, motor, or hiking) or a motorized day trip into the BWCAW from May 1 – September 30 are required to obtain a quota permit. For information about reserving quota permits, please visit

When can you reserve BWCA permits?

A permit is needed from May 1st – September 30th. BWCA permits become available in mid-January of each year. Self-issued permits are required year-round for all non-motorized day use visitors and for all overnight visitors entering the BWCAW between October and April.

Can you camp anywhere in the BWCA?

Campsites and Fires Canoeists are restricted to camping at official campsites, but hikers may camp anywhere as long as it is at least 150 ft from the trail or a body of water. Should you decide to have a fire, use only downed wood, and please don’t try to burn aluminum foil or other non-burnable items.

Do you need a permit to day trip in BWCA?

A permit is always required to enter the BWCA Wilderness: Visitors taking an overnight paddle, motor or hiking trip, or a motorized day trip into the BWCAW from May 1 – September 30 are required to obtain a quota permit through

What is entry point of trip?

Entry points should be thought of as the small end of a funnel. Each day a limited number of parties may enter through that “funnel”. The farther out they travel, the fewer other parties they will encounter. If an entry point has a low quota (1-4 parties per day), dispersal happens relatively quickly.

When did BWCA become Bwcaw?

October 21, 1978
Topics of major concern were logging, mining, the use of snowmobiles and motorboats. After much debate, the Act was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on October 21, 1978….Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Act.

Nicknames BWCA Wilderness Act
Enacted by the 95th United States Congress
Effective October 1, 1979
Public law 95-495

How long can you stay in the BWCA?

14 consecutive days
You may camp up to 14 consecutive days at one site. Be sure to make camp early enough in the day to be able to find an available campsite.

Can you carry a gun in the BWCA?

Q: Are handguns allowed in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW)? A: The BWCAW falls under the management of the U.S. Forest Service. There are no specific prohibitions in place preventing the carrying of a handgun or long gun in the wilderness area.

Can you have a campfire in the BWCA?

Campfires are banned in the BWCA, and paddlers and hikers will need to carefully use camp stoves. Elsewhere in the Superior National Forest, campfires are allowed only in Forest Service-installed fire structures in developed fee campgrounds.

How do you find entry points?

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Are there any low quota entry points for the BWCA?

There are a few low quota entry points that lead toward routes with only a few short portages, but these are exceptions. Don’t get too hung upon portages, though; roughly 80% of the portages in the BWCA are less than 1/4 mile in length.

How do I get a permit for a BWCA trip?

BWCA Information! Permits are available for reservation on Wed. January 27th, 2021. Contact an outfitter to book your trip or read more about permitting for self-outfitted trips at permit information site. Visit the trip planning messageboard to discuss trip ideas with members.

Do I need a BWCAW permit to get a seasonal fee card?

This card fulfills the fee requirements for the season but does not eliminate the need for obtaining a BWCAW permit and paying the $6 non-refundable reservation fee. ** Please note that the discounted prices for the seasonal fee cards are only applied at the time of issuing the permit.

Why visit BWCAW?

Wilderness offers freedom to those who wish to pursue an experience of expansive solitude, challenge and personal connection with nature. The BWCAW allows visitors to canoe, portage and camp in the spirit of those travelers that came before them centuries ago.