Duane's Canoe Outfitters

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Welcome to Duane's Canoe Outfitting

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Northern Minnesota offers the visitor some of the finest back-country canoeing in the world. Combined with Canada's Quetico Provincial Park, the area encompasses over two million acres and contains thousands of lakes rimmed by ancient volcanic rock and towering pine trees. This vast area is so primitive that canoeists today enjoy a land much like that seen by the Voyageurs as they to pushed westward to trade with Native Americans during the 18th Century. Ancient Native American paintings, or pictographs, can still be seen on cliffs bordering some lakes and rivers. Fortunate visitors often see the permanent inhabitants of this wild area in their natural setting. Black bear, timber wolves, bald eagles, beaver, lynx and otters are among the numerous species of wild creatures native to this northern boreal forest.

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Canoe Outfitting Services

Our complete canoe trip outfitting packages includes the best equipment, trail meals and entry point transportation. Think of it as an all inclusive package.

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Partial Outfitting


Youth Groups

BWCA Outfitting Organizing a canoe trips for a large group can be a big task. Let us assist you. Each season we outfit large groups from churches, scout troops and schools. Providing exceptional service to youth groups is a trademark of Duane's Canoe Outfitters, we have been doing it for a very long time. We have return customers each year that first visited the BWCAW as part of a youth group outfitted by Duane's. Often, they are bringing their families to experience the wilderness. Our rates for youth groups are extremely attractive, we even offer a leader allowance. We are also in very close proximity to Birch Lake, just outside of the BWCAW. Large groups often choose to use Forest Service Campsites on this wilderness type lake where permits and user fees are not necessary. Contact us today to begin planning your wilderness adventure!

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Trip Planning

Planning a canoe trip can be a big job. Let us put our expertise to work for you. We would be happy to send you a free route guide and trip planning map. We invite you to look through our brochure, call or write with any questions, and then complete and return your reservation. We'll send you a letter of confirmation, and a copy of your reservation form along with information about what personal gear to bring, location details and canoe camping and fishing tips. Feel free to call with any questions along the way. We'd be happy to suggest an entry point based on your trip objectives.

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