Forest Service

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The BWCAW is served by numerous outfitters and permit issuing stations where you can pick up your permit, rent gear, and get advice. The following organizations and businesses are permit issuing stations where you can pick up your permit. Permits can also be picked up at Forest Service offices, which are listed below and on the Forest Service links page.

Aurora Area:
Forest Service Office—Aurora

Cook/Orr Area
Forest Service Office—Cook
Anderson’s Canoe Outfitters
Forest Lane Resort
Fortune Bay Resort Casino
LaCroix Outfitters
Voyagers Lutheran Ministry
Zup’s Fishing Resort & Canoe Outfitters

Duluth Area
Thompson Hill Travel Information Center

Tofte/Isabella Area
Forest Service Office—Tofte
Forest Service Work Station—Isabella
Al’s Bait & Tackle—Two Harbors
Finland Bait & Tackle
Knotted Pine Inn
Maple Grove Motel & Bait Shop
Sawbill Canoe Outfitters
Sawtooth Outfitters

Grand Marais/ Gunflint Area
Forest Service Office—Grand Marais
Adventurous Christians
Bearskin Lodge
Bear Track Outfitting Co.
Boundary Country Trekking Ltd.
Clearwater Canoe Outfitters
Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters
Gunflint Pines Resort
Hungry Jack Canoe Outfitters
Nor’Wester Lodge
Old Northwoods Lodge
Rockwood Lodge & Outfitters
Seagull Canoe Outfitters
Seagull Creek Fishing Camp
Superior North Canoe Outfitters
Tuscarora Outfitters
Voyageur Canoe Outfitters
Way of the Wilderness
Wilderness Canoe Base
Windigo Lodge
YMCA Camp Menogyn
Wilderness Waters Outfitters

Ely Area
Forest Service - Kawishiwi Wilderness Station
Big Lake Wilderness Lodge
Border Lakes Wilderness Canoe
Boundary Waters Canoe Outfitters
Camp Voyageur, Inc.
Canadian Border Outfitters
Canadian Waters, Inc.
Canoe Country Outfitters
Cliff Wold’s Canoe Trip Outfitting
Custom Cabin Rental
Deer Ridge Resort
Duane’s Outfitters
Echo Trail Outfitters
Farm Lake Outpost
Gateway North Outfitters
Jackpine Lodge
Jordan’s Wilderness Shop & Outfitters
Kawishiwi Lodge & Canoe Outfitters
Land of Lakes - Girl Scouts
LaTourell’s Resort & Outfitters
Lodge of Whispering Pines
Moose Bay Company
Moose Track Adventures
Moose Country Adventures
North Country Canoe Outfitters
Northern Tier BSA
Northwind Lodge/Redrock Outfitters
Osprey Adventures Guides & Trips
Packsack Canoe Trips & Log Cabins
Piragis’ Northwoods Co.
River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.
Skube’s Bait & Tackle
Smitty’s on Snowbank
Spirit of the Wilderness Outfitters
Timber Trail Lodge & Outfitters
Tofte Lake Cabins
Veterans on the Lake
Voyageur North Outfitters
Voyageur Outward Bound School
White Iron Beach Resort
Wilderness Bay Lodge
Wilderness Outfitters
Wilderness Wind, Inc.
Williams & Hall Wilderness Guides & Outfitters
YMCA Camp Widjiwagan


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