Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Resources


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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 $6 reservation fee.

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

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



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