News and Updates

BWCA Day Trip

We didn’t think about going into the Boundary Waters with our family...

Honeymoon Bluff Hike

Honeymoon Bluff is located off Clearwater Lake Rd, roughly 30 miles up...

Moose

A moose decided to take an early Sunday stroll at Rockwood. The...

Lodge

Original 1932 log lodge, large meeting room, check-in, check-out, hi-speed WiFi (over...

Flickr website

Visit our Flickr website here and enjoy these images at full screen!

Bridal Veil Falls

Blog post by Kari, Summer 2018 We took a boat down Gunflint Lake a few...

What our customers are saying…

June 2020, 5 stars on Google: Absolutely breathtaking! - Eve

5 Star Google review

This was my second visit to Rockwood Outfitters and it was even better than...

Ladyslipper on South Lake Trail

Did anyone lose their ladyslipper on South Lake Trail? Photo by guest Kurt Mobroten...

Moose on Poplar

We've had several reports of moose on Poplar lake, seen glimpses ourselves, but now...

Ice Out?

Update - For 2020 ice out, visit our webcam: webcam A common question this time...

Boundary Waters (BWCAW) Trip Planning Guide

Excellent trip planning guide for the BWCAW: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Trip Planning Guide...

Canoes for sale!

Go to this page to see our canoes for sale...

A Childhood Dream Come True

One of our customers posted a very well written trip report to www.bwca.com - http://bwca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=trip.report_view&sel_trp_id=4934 A...

Solo trip article

Photo Shawn James   https://www.rapidmedia.com/canoeroots/categories/skills/8168-why-your-next-canoe-trip-should-be-solo   CANOE TRIPPER SHAWN JAMES ON THE UNIQUE APPEAL OF SOLO CANOE ADVENTURES WRITTEN...

Fall 2017

The leaves are beginning to change. I drove to McFarland Lake on the Arrowhead...

Summer is in full swing

We've had a lot of moose sightings and walleyes caught already in 2017, with...

Reflection of the Northwoods by Laura Patrick

Sunrise The dogs woke up at first light on day one of our trip. ...

Spring 2017

Spring is here and Rockwood is ready for it...yet we are excited to have...

Spring!

It's really feeling like spring. The lake is still 20" thick with ice, but...

Permit Reservations 2018

Planning your trip for next year? January 31st (at 9am) is the go-live date...

Three Rockwood Canoes for sale

The canoes we planned on selling this spring are all sold. Save this page...

Booking for 2020

Booking is now available for 2020! Click on this link to see cabin availability....

Late September

It's late September and we are beginning to wrap things up for the season....

Rainbow over Rockwood

One of our guests took this amazing shot of a rainbow over Rockwood Lodge...

Family of 4 on Ram Lake

https://youtu.be/TIiPAtDxxOs Nice video of a family of 4 paddling across Ram Lake in the BWCAW,...

Cabin 4 opening this weekend for 7 days

Due to a late cancellation, Cabin 4 is now available from August 13th -...

Outfitter’s roof is DONE

The roof on the outfitters is DONE! (view large image here) We have a...

90 years today!

Today marks 90 years of operation for Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters! Originally Camp Rockwood,...

Big day at Rockwood

Link to big version of photo. Several big events just happened at Rockwood, one...

Busy few months

Nearly Summer! We've had a busy few months here at Rockwood. Our first outfitting trips...

Moose and calf on Gunflint Trail

A nice video of a Moose and her calf on the gunflint Trail - https://youtu.be/UROcBpATobg

Moose Twins

We've had several sightings of moose twins at Rockwood, and now we have photographic...

Fox and her Kits

Shirley Wilson was in Cabin 2 and took some amazing video of a fox...

Trail clearing, building prep

Today was filled with a lot of activities at Rockwood. We had two awesome...

New graphics!

We are getting the new graphics printed and painted and on t-shirts. Check out...

South Lake Trail April 30, 2016

I walked the South Lake Trail from Rockwood Lodge, passing by Birch to South...

Ice on Poplar Lake, April 28th

Lots of movement on the ice today, Poplar Lake. It opened a large area...

Ice on Poplar Lake, Gunflint Trail, Minnesota April...

Ice on Poplar Lake,  Gunflint Trail, Minnesota April 25 - lots of rain and...

Spring rains melt the snow

Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters on the Gunflint Trail still has some snow, but the...

Haines solo trip 2011

A nice blog post about a solo trip in 2011 through Rockwood Lodge and...

Flyer

Here's a flyer you can download and print. Put a copy up at work,...

Inside a Snow Globe March 16, 2016

A nice snowfall at Rockwood Lodge on March 16, 2016.

Ice and Snow on March 12, 2016

March 12, 2016 - after some rain and sunny days, there is still ice...

Excellent Story

Please take time to read this excellent story by our friend James Michael from his...

Availability Calendar

Our website has a new page where you can see Cabin availability - by...

Entry Permits

Today was an exciting day, we helped a bunch of our customers book their...

Webcam is up and running!

The Rockwood Webcam is up and running! Bookmark this page: www.rockwoodbwca.com/webcam and visit it...

Gunflint Mailrun Dogsleds

On January 9, 2016 the Gunflint Mailrun Dogsled competition ran by Rockwood Lodge and...

Christmas Letter

Merry Christmas! Download the letter here...

Thank you Mike and Lin

As Mike and Lin start the next chapter of their lives I want to...

Gunflint Trail Snow December 18, 2015

Gunflint Trail a day after a nice snowfall. It's hard to describe how beautiful...

Snowfall Rockwood Lodge December 16 2015

Lots of snow coming down 10:30am on Wednesday December 16, 2015 at Rockwood Lodge.

Poplar Lake Breathing

Poplar lake is mostly ice covered but the edge has a couple of inches...

New guest photos

loon-2-Carol-Sebek-Kelley Carol gave us some of her favorite photos from 2014!

Snowy Thursday

The snow is really thick and is hanging on the trees.

Carl and Lin

Previous owner Lin Sherfy and new owner Carl Madsen standing next to Poplar...

Guest images

Several guest images have been posted, please check them out!

Poplar with snow

Beautiful snowfall last night, less than an inch of fluffy white. Behind Cabin 7...

Sunrise on the last Sunday in November

14 degrees and sunny on the last Sunday in November. The ice is brand...

Skippin’ Rocks on Poplar

Listen to the sound the ice makes when the rock hits it.

Nineteen and SUNNY

Gorgeous Day on Poplar Lake  

Snowing on Thanksgiving

I turned on the webcam for a few seconds to get the snowfall on...

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are celebrating Thanksgiving with Mike and Lin, they are still at their house...

Winter cabin

We are staying in the 'apartment / lakeside suite', so the traditional winter cabin...

Fresca and Jack

We want you to meet our two dogs - VERY friendly hosts - Fresca...

Rockwood purchased

About us... UPDATE February 2020 - It's been four years and...
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