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Voyageur can make your wilderness dream a reality!

Canoe Outfitting Experts

The lakes around Camp Voyageur convey the power of nature. Volcans formed a rock foundation which glaciers carved down leaving countless lakes, rivers and towering cliffs. From our dock, the vast Canadian Shield stretches east to Lake Superior and north to Hudson Bay.

Whether you’re looking to take a trip with friends and family, hire an expert wilderness guide, attend a guided trip or just spend some time on the Voyageur peninsula, camp is just the ticket. Voyageur hospitality, three hearty family-style meals, a hot sauna will make your trip unforgetable.

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.

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Outfitting & Trip Planning

Complete outfitting starts at $75 per-day/person with aluminum canoes.Partial outfitting is available as well. For more information, please contact us.

Tell Us About Your Trip

We can help plan your trip

First, decide where you’d like to launch your trip and how many days you’ll be in the woods. Wilderness permits must be reserved and availability is limited. Because Camp Voyageur is a National Forest Service Cooperator you can pick up your Boundary Waters permit right here at camp. Quetico permits are mailed to your residence and also require an RABC (Remote Area Border Crossing) Permit.

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!

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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.

Sign Up for a Trip

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

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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 Canoe Quetico Trip


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

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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.

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Guided Wilderness Trips

Every summer, guided trips venture into the Quetico and Boundary Waters.

Schedule a Guided Trip

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.

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Wilderness Retreat

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

Plan Your Retreat

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.

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