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)
BWCAW 2017 Quota Permits
The BWCAW 2017 lottery application period begins December 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. CST through January 11, 2017, 9:00 p.m. CST. The lottery is for the following entry points and dates:
Fall Lake entry points D (Fall Lake, Newton Lake, Pipestone and Beyond) and 24 (Fall Lake); Moose Lake entry points F (Moose Lake to Newfound and Sucker Lakes), G (Moose Lake to Prairie Portage to Basswood Lake) and 25 (Moose Lake) for dates between May 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017. Lottery results will be available on January 18, 2017.
Reservations for all entry points can be made on a first-come, first-served basis beginning January 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. CST online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.