Register your Boundary Waters Canoe Trip

When you're ready to register your trip and reserve your outfitting, we only need two things:

1. Complete our convenient online Registration Form

Click Here To Register


You must know your trip entry point and entry date to register your Boundary Waters camping trip. If you do not know your preferred entry point, then complete our Routing Form and we will email you entry point and route options.

Our guests typically have us reserve their required entry permit by requesting that we do so in the Registration Form. However, it is very important to understand that all BWCAW permits are on a quota system and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Thus, the required entry permit for your preferred entry date and entry point may not be available. Therefore, it is very important that you not schedule your transportation or vacation time until you have received your entry permit confirmation email from If you have already reserved your required permit, you will indicate that in the Registration Form.

We have limited bunkhouse lodging available, and you can request bunkhouse lodging in the Registration Form. If bunkhouse lodging is not available for your preferred check-in dates, then we will notify you and you will see that bunkhouse lodging is not shown on your Trip Invoice.

If you would prefer to confirm entry permit and bunkhouse availability before completing the Registration Form, contact us at 218-343-7951.

2. Pay your deposit

We will email a Deposit Invoice when we receive your Registration Form. Pay it conveniently and securely online. We request a $100 per group deposit for partial outfitting; or a $100 per person deposit for complete outfitting packages and guided camping trips. We also request a $48 permit deposit for each permit we reserve. Once we receive your deposit, we can reserve your required entry permit and complete your registration.

After we receive your Registration Form and deposit, you will receive three emails:

  1. A permit confirmation email from (if you requested that we reserve your entry permit). Note that we reserve all permits for a group size of two adults with one watercraft, and then we adjust the permit to accurate numbers when we issue it at the shop either the day before your trip launches or the day your trip launches.
  1. A Trip Registration Letter that confirms the details of your trip and provides excellent information and checklists to help you prepare for your adventure.
  1. A Trip Invoice that clearly itemizes the outfitting and pricing for your trip. This may be adjusted as your outfitting needs change.

If you prefer to register or talk through any questions by phone, please call us at 218-343-7951.