Permits for paddling the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9 a.m. CST on Wednesday, January 28.
Reservations are available online at http://www.bwcaw.org or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Any group taking an overnight paddle, motor or hiking trip, or a motorized day use trip into the BWCAW from May through September, is required to obtain a quota permit. Reservations are recommended since there are a limited number of quota permits available for each entry point.
The BWCAW is managed by the Superior National Forest. It offers more than 1,200 miles of canoe routes, 11 hiking trails and approximately 2,000 designated campsites. The Forest Service first began requiring travel permits in 1966, two years after the BWCAW was included in the Wilderness Act.
An interactive entry point guide is available on Canoeing.com (a Wilderness News partner).