August 27, 2019

Canoeing Minnesota’s “Arrowhead” is a once in a lifetime experience. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area offers 1,090,000 square acres of lake with forested views. Motorized vehicles are prohibited so you can reconnect with the area’s natural beauty. Luckily, Cascade Lodge is just a quick drive away from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. For an authentic Northern Minnesota experience, grab a paddle and get rowing!

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Tips

For a successful trip at the Boundary Water Canoe Area, it is crucial to plan ahead. Our Cascade Lodge team put together five essential tips for having a fun canoeing adventure.

  1. You should arrive knowing the designated entry points, routes, weather, and water conditions. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources requires each guest to understand the canoeing regulations before leaving home.
  2. To enter the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, you must have a permit. Wilderness permits are required year-round for guests to enjoy the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. A one-time fee costs $16 for adults. You can pick up your permit the day before or the day of your canoeing trip. Guests can also receive a permit online.
  3. Leave no trace behind. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area draws in several adventure-seeking guests every year. Educate yourself on the destructive behaviors that harm the area, so we can continue keeping the Boundary Waters an enjoyable place for years to come.
  4. Give your day’s itinerary to someone reliable before leaving home. That way, if you need help during your canoeing trip, someone knows exactly where to find you.
  5. Schedule a day trip with Sawbill Canoe Outfitters. The knowledgeable staff will customize the canoe trip to your interests and needs. Everyone will leave smiling ear to ear!

Cascade Lodge

The Cascade Lodge is the ideal place to stay if you’re out and about exploring the wilderness. You can always look forward to a hot shower and delicious meal at our Lutsen, MN, hotel, after canoeing the Boundary Waters. Our lodge’s restaurant and pub has a meal to please everyone. We boast ourselves on serving local fish, meat, fruits, and vegetables that are always fresh and well-prepared. Don’t pass up this exciting opportunity and book your room today! To learn more, visit our website, or call 218-387-1112.