Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW)
The BWCAW has changed little since the glaciers melted. With over 1,500 miles of canoe routes, nearly 2,200 designated campsites, and more than 1,000 lakes and streams waiting, the BWCAW draws over 250,000 visitors each year. As part of the Superior National Forest, the BWCAW is managed by the US Forest Service. (MORE)
The BWCAW quota season has ended. If you are traveling in the BWCAW from October 1st to April 30th you must fill out a self-issue permit. You can find self-issue permits at any of the entry points or our Forest Service offices. Fill out the permit, go through the rules and regulations on the back of the permit, carry one copy with you and return the other copy back to the box or office.
BWCAW 2014 Quota Permits
The lottery application results can be viewed on line at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777.
Permit Reservations for the remainder of the entry points can be made on first come- first served basis starting January 29, 2014 at 9:00AM CST.
Reservations are available on-line at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.