BWCA Outfitting

Canoe Trips

(Early May – Sept 30)

Gunflint Outfitters and Gunflint Lodge, provide top notch service that no other Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) outfitter can provide. Our full-service resort is to your disposal for you to take advantage of our offerings. Treat yourself to a delicious Last Supper the night before you head out, enjoy a hearty breakfast before you head out on your wilderness adventure, or cap off your trip with a delicious, mouth-watering meal at Justine’s. We aim to make your trip the best it can possibly be.

With over 90 years in the business, our committed and knowledgeable staff will take you through each step of the way, from your first phone call to discuss what kind of a BWCAW experience you would like to have, to transporting you to any entry point on this side of the BWCAW to picking you up at your takeout point. Whether you are a novice canoer or an expert wilderness traveler, Gunflint Outfitters is the foremost outfitter on the Gunflint Trail and we can meet all of your needs.

We are located on a border lake (Canada is across the lake!) adjacent to the famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness , so you have the choice of several nearby canoe routes to explore and paddle. Our expert outfitters will take the time to learn from you what your skill level is and what kind of a trip you would like to do (travel every day, catch fish, base camp, see wildlife. . .). This kind of one on one service will ensure a BWCAW trip that you will remember for a lifetime!

Complete Outfitting Trips

Leave the gear list to us! Bring yourself and your clothes; we’ll take care of the rest!

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Partial Outfitting Trips

You’ve got some gear, we’ve got the food, canoes, and anything else!

Group Outfitting Trips

Youth Groups, Church Groups, Boy Scouts; We’re experts in planning group trips!

Lodging & Facilities

Gunflint Bunk Houses

We have bunk houses suitable for a night before or after your canoe trip (accommodating from 4 to 9 people), and a group of canoer cabins for something more comfortable. Just bring your own sleeping bag or blankets and towels. 24 hour access to indoor bathroom facilities. Pets allowed with a $25 per pet, per night fee.

Rustic Voyager Canoer Cabins

The canoer cabins are nicely paneled and insulated, and have one room with a double and a twin bunk plus a set of bunk beds. Just bring your own sleeping bag or blankets and towels. They have heat, a ceiling fan, microwave and refrigerator, a screened in porch and an outside picnic table with BBQ grill. Pets allowed with a $25 per pet, per night fee.

Outfitting & Shower Facilities

Our main outfitting building has a reception and routing area, a gift shop including a good assortment of fishing lures, a food and equipment packing area, and large shower and rest room areas. Behind the scenes are equipment cleaning areas, a walk-in cooler, washers and dryers, and trip packing areas. There are also racks of PFD vests and paddles for you to pick from. Outside we have a large parking lot accommodating cars, vans, trailers, and buses. Adjacent to our vans and trailers are the canoe cleaning and loading areas.

Add a Little Thrill to Your Wilderness Adventure!

Gunflint Riding Stable

Explore Superior National Forest from the back of a horse!

Towering Pines Canopy Tour

Sail through the tree tops of 200 year old White Pines!

Fishing Guide & Boat Rentals

Fish Gunflint Lake, Magnetic Lake and Little Gunflint Lake

Contact Us!

Toll Free: (800)-328-3325


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    This business operates on behalf of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness program located within the Superior National Forest.

    As a BWCAW program Cooperator, this business is an equal opportunity service provider.