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Outfitting with Experts

The area around Camp Voyageur conveys the power of nature. Volcanic action first formed the region. Icy glaciers receded thousands of years ago leaving behind a land dotted with countless lakes, rivers and towering cliffs. From our dock, the vast Canadian Shield stretches east to Lake Superior and north to Hudson Bay. It is truly a one of a kind environment.

Whether you’re looking to take a trip with friends and family, hire an expert wilderness guide to accompany your adventure, attend one of our guided trips, or just spend some time on the Voyageur peninsula, camp is just the place for you! With our expertise and knowledge of the surrounding wilderness areas, we’ll make sure your trip is an unforgettable experience. And of course you’ll be subject to the CV hospitality while in-camp: three meals a day, a hot sauna, a refreshing lake and a view of the water from your cabin.

Camp Voyageur is a cooperator with the USDA Forest Service under the Superior National Forest. We are an equal opportunity provider. We issue permits into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), which is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. We also follow Leave No Trace Wilderness Ethics.

Complete outfitting starts at $75 per-day/person. For individual items, rates vary. For more information, please contact us.

How do you get started planning your trip?

First, you’ll need to have a route or general idea of where you’d like to launch your trip. Wilderness Permits must be reserved, and depending on your entry point, availability may be limited. Because Camp Voyageur is a National Forest Service cooperator, you can pick up your Boundary Waters permit right here at camp! Quetico permits will be mailed to your residence.

Outfitting groups typically arrive the day before their entry permit, spending the night at Voyageur. Plan to start your trip after a good nights rest and a hearty breakfast. After your trip, a hot sauna and a warm dinner await you to top off your Northwoods experience!

Throughout the years, parents have often lamented, “Ah – If only I could go on a trip like my son…” Well, this season you can! Join us on these guided trips throughout the 2016 summer! All excursions are purposefully planned before or after a camp session.

Click through the various trips below to learn more.

5-Day Fishing Trip: June 8-12, Summer 2016

Fish and paddle in Camp Voyageur’s favorite fishing holes. Explore the Kawishiwi River, paddling around the “Little Triangle.” This is a beginner friendly trip.

Price – $450

5-Day Boundary Waters Canoe Trip: July 5-9, Summer 2016

Paddle the best the Boundary Waters has to offer, stopping at the iconic Basswood River sites, overlooks, and turbulent Upper & Lower Falls. See Wheelbarrow Falls. This is a beginner friendly trip.

Price – $450

8-Day Canoe Quetico Trip: July 10-17, Summer 2016

The Quetico inspires adventure. Explore and fish some of the large, deep lakes of the U.S.-Canada border. This is a moderately difficult trip. Portages are less maintained than those in the Boundary Waters. Must have a U.S. passport. Participants will need to apply for a Canadian RABC permit.

Price – $900

8-Day Isle Royale Hiking Trip: August 7-14, Summer 2016

Camp discovered its most popular destination only 20 years ago. Isle Royale is the jewel of Lake Superior islands. Ferry out three hours and hike along the most scenic routes on the island. Moose sightings are likely! This is a moderately difficult trip. You should be able to carry a pack roughly 1/3 of your body weight and hike up to 8 miles per day. Cost of ferry rides included in trip cost.

Price – $975

Every summer, guided trips venture into the Quetico and Boundary Waters. Camp Voyageur will provide tripping guides for an additional charge to lead your group through the wilderness. Our seasoned staff can help you plan and prepare for your trip while in-camp. They will be happy to show you proper camping techniques, canoeing strokes, and portage methods. They’re also great company!

Our complete outfitting package with a guide costs $90 per person per day, plus permit fees.

Stay in our cabins, enjoying three home cooked meals a day, sunning on the dock, and a variety of water activities. Canoe, sail, tube, kayak, play sports, fish, read, sun, or just relax in the wood-burning sauna and take a dip. Revel in the woodsy, rustic environment that Camp Voyageur is known for! Sleep in an open-air cabin with a view of the lake.

Our facilities are available for individuals, families and group retreats May through early September. Bring your own towels and bedding (we suggest a sleeping bag). Camp Voyageur provides three delicious home cooked meals per day: breakfast at 8:00 am, lunch at 12:30 pm, and dinner at 5:30 pm. Bagged lunches are available upon request for day-trips and excursions.

Cost is $75 per person per day.

Group Retreats & Athletic Training

High school and college athletic teams, scouts, churches and family groups come to Camp Voyageur for several days every summer. Our setting on the edge of the wilderness is ideal for relaxation, recreation or staging a canoe trip. For the last two decades Camp Voyageur has hosted the University of Minnesota women’s cross country team for their preseason training. We will tailor the menu and activities for your group. Please contact us to make a reservation: [email protected]