Northern Minnesota Vacation PlanningSick of your cubical? Dreaming of the Boundary Waters Again? It is tough to make a living without working hard but there comes a time when you need to take a break from making a living and actually live. Many call these breaks ‘Vacations’. While there are vacation spots all over the world, one popular destination for those with the love of the wild is the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Leave the traffic behind and swap out your neighbors for the call of a loon, beavers passing by, and bald eagles soaring just above you. You don’t have to be an expert; you just have to want it bad enough. Contact our BWCA for Outfitting Services and Guides in the BWCA.

BWCA Outfitters

Here at Moose Track Adventures, we Outfit many first time Boundary Waters Voyagers – every season and most of them keep coming back year after year. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is a place many know before they leave their first adventure, they are coming back. It has a way of connecting you with how things once were. Because of the preservation and respect travelers have shown to this part of the world, it is not like anywhere else. Beautiful and untouched lakes and channels connecting to create the vast network they call ‘Canoe County’. And our Ely Resort can equip you for a life changing adventure.

Guided Outfitting Trips

Whether this is your first or fifth Boundary Waters Canoe & Camping Trip, having the option of a guide when out in the Boundary Waters can create added security, route stability and prove to be highly educational. Whether you choose to go with our one of our BWCA Guides favorite route or map another route, our guided and outfitted trips provide valuable insight and education while discovering the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Staying Safe in the BWCA

Outfitting for Canoe Trip Boundary WatersCan’t have the thrill of adventure without at least a little risk. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is traveled by many but has not been developed, therefore there are certain safety precautions to take when entering the BWCA. Below are some circumstances to be mindful of and have a plan for when taking nature on her own terms:

  • H2O – You are up to 60% water, so staying hydrated is important. The beautiful lakes of the Boundary Waters may look inviting to drink. Don’t. Not unless you boil or purify your water first! There is a common organism that is known to cause intestinal track issues. Diarrhea leads to dehydration. That one drink could derail your entire trip.
  • Storm Safety – With the towering pines and vast connections of water, storms can get pretty intense at times in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. If you see the weather turning and start experiencing a lot of lightening get low to the ground. Stay away from water, wet rocks, peaks and other tall areas that attract lightening strikes. If you feel tingly, crouch down, put your weight on the balls of your feet and put your head between your legs. Try to touch the ground as little as possible.
  • First Ad – It is important to dress a fresh wound quickly and properly out in the BWCA. An infection can set in quickly and with miles to go, even a little cut could turn the tides on your adventure. Be sure to bring a well-stocked, first aid kit and having someone who knows first aid or at least isn’t squeamish with blood in your group. If injuries are severe enough a message needs to get outside of the Boundary Waters, there are numbers painted on the latrine of most campsites, write your location and injuries down and send a part of your group or other groups out for help.

Contact Moose Track Adventure for Boundary Waters Outfitting Services in Ely, Minnesota at 218-365-4106 or email