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Canoe Outfitting Experts

The lakes around Camp Voyageur convey the power of nature. Volcanos created a rock foundation, then glaciers pushed south carving the lakes, rivers and towering cliffs. From our dock, the vast Canadian Shield stretches east to Lake Superior and clear north to Hudson Bay.

What would you like to plan this summer?

We can help plan your trip

Complete outfitting starts at $80/day/person with aluminum canoes. Partial outfitting is available as well.

  1. Decide where you’d like to launch your trip and how many days.
  2. Wilderness permits must be reserved and availability is limited.
  3. Download our packing list and start packing.
  4. Coordinate with us!


Typically outfitting groups arrive the day before their entry date, spend the night at Voyageur and head out the next day. Plan to start your trip after a good nights rest and a hearty breakfast. After your trip, a hot sauna and warm dinner await you to top off your north woods experience!

Quetico permits are mailed to your residence and also require an RABC (Remote Area Border Crossing) Permit.

Because Camp Voyageur is a National Forest Service Cooperator you can pick up your Boundary Waters permit right here at camp.

  • Spend some time on the Voyageur peninsula (limited availability beginning in July)

Adult & Family Trips

Throughout the years parents have often lamented, “Ah — if only I could go on a trip like my son…” Well, this season you can. The ball’s in your court. Let us know what you’re thinking.

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Outfitting & Trip Planning

Tell Us About Your Trip
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5-Day Up the Kawishiwi & around the Triangle


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

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5-Day Fish Basswood Lake & River


Paddle to the turbulent Upper & Lower Basswood Falls. This is a moderately difficult canoe trip.

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8-Day Hike Isle Royale


Camp discovered our most popular destination only 25 years ago. Isle Royale is the largest island in Lake Superior. A two-hour ferry ride from Grand Portage, this 30-mile hike is a moderately difficult trip. You should be able to carry a 45-pound back pack hiking up to 8 miles a day. The ferry rides are included in trip cost.

Guided Wilderness Trips

Join us on guided trips throughout the summer. Excursions range from short wilderness jaunts to moderately difficult trips.

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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.
  • Ensure your group has a safe and enjoyable time.
  • Show you proper camping and cooking techniques, canoeing strokes, portage methods, and more.

They’re also great company!

Meet the Guides

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Kyle Emmans

Summer Paddler, Winter Musher

Kyle’s easygoing demeanor and love of the Boundary Waters is contagious.

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Bryan Halverson

Mr. Fun Ticket

Bryan knows how to maximize the wilderness experience. This trail savvy veteran will lead your group on an engaging family adventure.

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Alex Kvanli

Treasures & Fish

If you want to catch fish and stumble upon a few artifacts along the way, “Minnesota Jones” is the guide for you!

Our complete outfitting package with a guide costs $95 per person per day, plus permit fees.

Contact us to get started!

Wilderness Family Retreats (limited availability beginning in July)

Stay in our cabins, enjoying three home cooked meals a day, sunning on the dock, and a variety of water activities.

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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.

Voyageur hospitality, family-style meals, a hot sauna will make your trip unforgettable.

Group Retreats

High school and college athletic teams, scouts, churches and other 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.

Camp Voyageur issues BWCAW Permits

As part of the National Wilderness Preservation System, Camp Voyageur is an equal opportunity National Forest Service BWCAW cooperator that issues Boundary Waters permits and promotes the Leave No Trace Wilderness Ethics.