Canoe Camping

 Wilderness Canoe Camping

5 Spectacular Northern U.S. Destinations.
(you should be paddling)

1.Isle Royal National Park

Access from Grand Portage, MN or Houghten, MI. Put your canoe on the ferry and visit this wilderness national park in style.
The main island is 40 miles long by 8 miles wide, surrounded by 450 smaller islands. There are over 145 miles of hiking trails to explore if you get tired of paddling.
Established as a national Park in 1940, the island is home to moose and grey wolves.

2. Vermilion River

Located in northern Minnesota, the river flows north 40 miles, from the source, Lake Vermilion to Crane Lake. The river varies from clam lake like paddling to whitewater rapids from class I to un-runnable. Named rapids include Table Rock Falls (III-IV) the Chute (III+) and the Gorge (III). Expect to see plenty of wildlife and large beds of wild rice on this rarely paddling waterway.canoe rental

3. Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness

With over 1,000 lakes in Minnesota’s far north, a paddlers paradise. In 1926 the National Wilderness Preservation System designated the land as a park.

4. Namekagon River WI

A tributary of the St Croix River with mile after mile of gently flowing river. Check water levels before you start on the upper sections.

5.Flambeau River WI

An awesome northern wisconsin River with a fine mix of flat and easy whitewater. Spend up to a week canoe camping along this awesome wilderness river.

Canoe Camping
Gear List

Personal gear

Sleep system
• ❑ sleeping bag
• ❑ mat
• ❑ pillow

• ❑ rain wear
• ❑ fleece jacket/down jacket
• ❑ camp shoes
• ❑ warm cloths
• ❑ swim suit
• ❑ camp shoes

• ❑ small flashlight / headlamp
• ❑ lighter / water proof matches
• ❑ camera
• ❑ camp chair

fishing equipment
• ❑ rod
• ❑ bait
• ❑ tackle box
• ❑ Minnesota fishing license

Group Gear

• ❑map
• ❑compass [important to stay found]

cooking gear
• ❑ stove- fuel
• ❑ pots and pans, utensils

• ❑ tent
• ❑ tarp
• ❑ 50 feet of cord
• ❑camp saw
• ❑first aid kit

the Boat
• ❑ paddles
• ❑ PFDs
• ❑ tie down line

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