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Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Resources (MORR)

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Photo: Sunrise in the BWCA in northern Minnesota. Photo by Chris J. Benson

BWCAW

  • Icon: infoBWCA Info
    » BWCA.com
  • Icon: mapOutdoor Recreation Map
    » MN DNR
  • Icon: calendarPermit Reservations (BWCA)
    » Recreation.gov
  • Quota Permits (Overnights from 5/1-9/30):

    Quota permits are required for overnight paddles, motor or hiking trips, and motorized day trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) from May 1st - September 30th. Group leaders and alternates need a valid email address and recreation.gov account to researve a permit. Quota Permits for all entry points are available on the last Wednesday of January at 9:00 a.m. CT and have a reservation fee.

    Self-Issued Permits (Day use or overnights from 10/1-4/30):

    Self-issued permits are required for non-motorized day use visitors year-round and for all overnight visitors entering the BWCAW from October 1 - April 30.

    Important Dates:

    Quota Season: 5/1 - 9/30
    Non-Quota Season: 10/1 - 4/30

  • It isn't as bad as you think. Sure, it's a little extra work, but you generally travel faster and more efficiently when paddling into the wind! Often when things are calm, you take more breaks to fish, eat, or just enjoy your surroundings. But when it's windy, you don't stop paddling as much because when you do, you get blown back to where you came from. It may not be fun paddling into the wind, but at least your average speed, with stops, is increased and this gets you to where you are going faster!

  • Icon: regulationsRules (BWCA)
    » USDA
  • Icon: canoe routesRoute Planner (BWCA)
    » Friends-BWCA.org
  • Icon: forumForum (BWCA)
    » BWCA.com
  • Get a walkie-talkie for each canoe. And better yet, get one with NOAA weather radio. They are inexpensive, work off-grid and worth their weight in gold.

    There are also personal locator beacons with weather forecasting capabilities. These devices can send out your coordinates in the case of an emergency and work anywhere via satellite. They usually require a subscription, but you can set it up for the month you have an off the grid trip planned.

    May the wind always be at your back!

  • Icon: friends bwwFriends of the BWW
    » Friends-BWCA.org
  • Icon: searchLake Finder
    » MN DNR
  • Icon: fishingFishing
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  • Icon: huntingHunting, Trapping, Foraging
    » Jump to Section
  • Icon: treeSuperior National Forest
    » USDA
  • Icon: lntLeave No Trace: BWCAW
    » LNT.org
Photo: Paddles leaning against a tree near a lake in Minnesota at sunrise. Photo by Chris J. Benson

Voyageurs

Fishing

Minnesota Fishing Seasons and limits guide by Bendare Outdoors

Hunting, Trapping, Foraging

Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Seasons and limits guide by Bendare Outdoors
Photo: Superior Hiking Trail overlooking Lake Superior. Photo by Chris J. Benson

Trails

Current Conditions

Photo: Fall colors in northern Minnesota. Photo by Chris J. Benson

Seasonal Conditions

Photo: Winter on Lake Superior. Photo by Chris J. Benson

Winter

Photo: Balsam Fir tree in northern Minnesota. Photo by Chris J. Benson

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MORR is a collection of the most useful online outdoor recreation resources for Minnesota. Find the best resources for fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, skiing, boating, riding, camping, current and seasonal conditions, and more! There is something for everyone.

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