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Boundary Waters ice fishing for free

This weekend you can go ice fishing for free if you bring along a child younger than 16 years of age. This is a great opportunity to get out at least once during the winter fishing season. While Josh was

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Sauna time at the end of the Gunflint Trail

Matt and Cassidy have been busy this winter turning a bunkhouse into a sauna at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters.  This sauna will be available for guests of Voyageur to use when it’s completed.  It is located across the river and is

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Canoe Registration for paddling the Boundary Waters

There was a time when any canoe being paddled in the Boundary Waters needed to be registered. That has changed for non-residents of Minnesota. If you’re a Minnesotan who owns a canoe you probably know you need to register your

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Boundary Waters winter day trip

Cassidy, Matt and Bosley ventured into the Boundary Waters for a day trip the other day. The plan was to catch some fish through the ice. The fish didn’t cooperate but Matt and Cassidy did catch some great photos of

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Darkest Skies at the end of the Gunflint Trail

Tilt your head back the next time you are outside at night. What can you see in the sky? The stars and constellations you are able to see will vary depending upon the amount of light pollution around you. When

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Saganaga Lake BWCA Trip

Here’s another great video by photographer Layne Kennedy who recently visited the Boundary Waters and camped on Saganaga Lake. Our wilderness campsite on Saganaga Lake 2019 from Layne Kennedy on Vimeo.

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Happy 75th Birthday Smokey Bear

It’s Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday today! There’s no better place to celebrate than in the Boundary Waters. Just be sure to hang the leftover cake from a tree limb so his black bear friends don’t eat all of the frosting

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BWCA Permit Lottery Again?

In my mind it’s doubtful the USFS will reinstate the lottery system for Boundary Waters permits but I guess you never know. Here’s a recent article about the lottery and what local politicians are attempting. BWCA permits could be handed

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Watch the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower in the Boundary Waters

This year may just be a great year to watch the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower because it will be happening during our new moon. Against the dark sky of a moonless night meteors are much easier to see. Here’s some

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Small fire in Daniels Lake in the BWCAW

Hopefully the rain we received along with the storm on Friday will lessen the fire danger in the BWCAW.  Until then everyone should use caution with campfires and make sure they are dead out before leaving even if it’s just

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