Fry Fire now 100% contained

A 72-acre prescribed burn was in progress just south of the BWCA, and declared a wildfire when a spot fire started beyond the planned burn area.

Nan Onkka: inspired by Lake Superior

Nan Onkka: inspired by Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters

Grand Marais printmaker Nan Onkka finds inspiration in the northwoods: “The beauty, the rawness, the timelessness of the wilderness is so totally different from agricultural landscapes or urban recreational areas. I think everyone deserves the chance to experience that, and I hope that we are able to continue to protect the waters and the woods of these wild places.”

Spice Lake Fire BWCAW Images courtesy USFS

Spice Lake Wildfire in Boundary Waters Canoe Area

A wildfire is currently burning near the end of the Gunflint Trail in the BWCAW. The US Forest Service says the fire was detected between Spice Lake and Ogishkemuncie Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Last-minute gift ideas: Boundary Waters books

Looking for a gift for a paddler or outdoorsy-type? Ready to plan next year’s wilderness adventure? No matter your age or experience level, here are a few of our favorites…

Winter in Quetico Provincial Park

Picture towering pines silhouetted against a dazzling blue sky, and a layer of new snow spilling from the branches. Think Quetico is just for canoeing?

Tail End of the Greenwood Fire September 20, 2021 - Photo Credit Val Cervenka

Boundary Waters Wildfires 2021

Superior Hiking Trail closed, Boundary Waters closed due to fires. Updated maps, photos from fires in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior National Forest as official information is available. Greenwood Fire grows, Moose Lake Fire detected…

The Superior Hiking Trail Story

‘Superior’ photography, history of the trail and its devotees, the story of the 310 mile route is told by personal notes left along the way…

One Summer Up North by John Owens University of Minnesota Press

Book Review: One Summer Up North

Follow a family canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, from entry point to last day on the water, that is beyond words…

Poem: Rocky Shores

What Wilderness Means to Me Series Submission: “Rocky shores, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls, full moon paddles and islands alone, Boundary Waters you are my throne. Great wilderness of untold stories, nature is proof of your glory…”