BWCAW & Quetico Entry Points & Permits

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park have specific entry points (also called access points). Permits are required for each designated entry point and a there is a limit on the number of reservations per calendar day that can enter from that point. Permits are reserved on a first come basis so setting your dates and reserving your permit early is recommended.

US Forest Service BWCAW Entry Permits, BWCAW Entry Point Information

BWCAW Entry Permit Information can be found here.

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Quieter Entry Points

Less traveled than the Ely side or eastern region of the BWCAW, you may find it easier to get a permit into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness when you enter from the western region to fish or explore. Anderson’s can help you discover your favorite site by traveling from the western direction. If you have questions about access points or need additional information about BWCAW or Quetico entry points, please contact us. We at Anderson’s Canoe Outfitters will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have from BWCAW Canoe Rental to Quetico camping trips.

You May Be Wondering …

Do I need a passport to enter Quetico Provincial Park?

The simple answer is “No”.  Although an entry permit is required, a passport is not needed to paddle in and back out of the park from the United States.

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BWCA / Quetico Western Entry Points

BWCAW Entry Points Quetico Entry Points
Little Vermilion #12 Three Mile Lake
Little Indian Sioux River North #14 McAree Lake
Nina Moose River North #16 Bottle Lake
Moose River South #8 Maligne River
Little Indian River South #9 Beaverhouse Lake
Mudro Lake #23 Nym Lake
Angleworm #20 Stanton Bay
Stuart River #19 Namakan River