2 days on the water
1 nights camping
Night before trip in our comfortable bunkhouse/lodge
Only have the weekend? Both first time and experienced paddlers will appreciate the trip we built for those with limited time to get a way. Based on your experience we will work with your group to balance a personal BWCA camping adventure and learning experience. Travel will be light with more of an emphasis on hiking and relaxing.
Day 1: Group welcome, gear and route orientation, spend night in bunkhouse/lodge.
Day 2: Breakfast in the lodge, paddling and portaging orientation, shuttle to entry point if necessary and spend a day on the water paddling and portaging before teaching more skills in setting up camp and gathering wood.
Day 3: Breakfast in camp, break down camp and spend the morning paddling back to Clearwater Lodge. Shower and depart.
This is the shortest guided day trip and is a great option for beginners or for people with limited time. With a one-mile paddle, a short hike and stunning views from the top of a 400-foot cliff, this trip offers a little bit of everything that makes the Boundary Waters a special place. Though the trail does ascend steeply right away the views into Canada and Clearwater Lake are worth every step.
After a brief introduction and paddling tutorial this trip leaves right from the dock in front of the historic lodge and rarely takes more than 2 hours to get out to the top and back.
Trip Length: 2 Hours | Trip Start Time: Noon | Trip Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday
Trip Difficulty: Easy | Trip Cost: $30/adult | $10/child(12 and under)
This four to five hour guided day trip is a great option for people looking to work a little harder to visit a wilderness waterfall and climb up to some spectacular vistas of one of the most beautiful lakes in the state. This trip will give beginners a taste of paddling and portaging. After a brief introduction and as much paddling and portaging instruction as necessary you will be shuttled and dropped at the east end of West Bearskin Lake where your adventure will begin. Three miles of paddling and one short portage one way make this a moderate trip.
Trip Length: 4-5 Hours | Trip Start Time: 10am | Trip Dates: Every Friday
Trip Difficulty: Moderate | Trip Cost: $50/adult | $15/child(12 and under)
This is the longest guided day trip we offer out to a lush two-tiered wilderness waterfall in the heart of the Boundary Waters; in the summer it makes for an excellent swimming spot. Four miles of paddling and three portages in one direction makes for a full day on the water; this trip typically takes eight to nine hours. The extra time and work involved in this trip is paid off by accessing a remote location most visitors never see.
Trip Length: 8-9 Hours | Trip Start Time: 9am | Trip Dates: Every Wednesday
Trip Difficulty: Rugged | Trip Cost: $125/adult
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