Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

canoe by the boundary waters in northern minnesota

Did you know that the Boundary Waters Canoe Area…

  1. Is made up of 1.1 million acres?
  2. Has approximately 1,175 lakes?
  3. Has over 250,000 visitors annually?
  4. Has over 1,500 miles of canoe accessible travel?
  5. Boasts the highest point in Minnesota at 2,301 feet (Eagle Mountain)?
  6. Was named one of National Geographic’s “50 Places of a Lifetime”?
  7. Was home to the Paleo-Indian culture 10,000-12,000 years ago?
  8. Contains over 400,000 acres of old-growth forest that has never been logged?
  9. Was previously home to Woodland Caribou (predators, deer encroachment, and parasites have led to their disappearance)?