Rockwood Outfitting

Open 7a – 6p May-Oct. (218) 388-2242

Rockwood prides itself on having a good stock of new or newer canoes available. You can rent them by the day or by the trip, and you can save money with our Canoe Outfitting Packages. Name brands like Wenonah, Northstar, Souris River, Grumman and Alumacraft are paired with good quality yoke pads to make your experience in the Boundary Waters memorable. Also available are upgraded canoe paddles and shuttle service to many of the area portages.

Complete Kevlar Canoe Package is designed to give you all the quality equipment, food, and expertise in packing you need for an excellent trip in the Boundary Waters. You don’t have to invest in camping gear or haul dirty gear, sometimes with a strong smell, home to be cleaned. Experience peace of mind, even if this is your first trip. You will have to bring some personal items and other necessities (click here for a “What to bring list”) but the rest is up to us

Price per person3 Days4 Days5 Days6 DaysEach extra day
Kevlar: Small group (2-4 people)$375$470$560$640+ $65
Kevlar: Large group (5-9 people)$355$445$530$610+ $60
Aluminum$340$435$520$600+ $55

prices subject to change — some items have a tax of 8.375%
Rates based on calendar days. Does not include BWCA permit.

Our excellent outfitting package includes:

  • One night stay in a bunkroom with private bathroom
  • Ultra-light aramid / kevlar canoe
  • Straight or Bent-Shaft paddles
  • Life Vests
  • Padded canoe seat with backrests
  • Personalized routing and complete orientation with topo maps, map case and compass
  • Choice of meals from our menu, packed in a food pack with bear rope https://www.rockwoodbwca.com/outfitting/menu-planner/
  • Platypus Gravity Water Filter
  • Alps Mountaineering dome tents w/ ground tarp
  • Sleeping bags with compression bags
  • Self-inflating mattress pad
  • CCS / Kondos packs
  • Cascade Designs dry bags
  • Stainless cook kit w/ cooking utensils
  • Plates, bowls, cups,& Lexan utensils
  • Folding saw
  • Propane or Isobutane stove and fuel
  • Tarps, first aid kit, rope, and misc. items for your comfort and convenience (if you think you might need it we probably have it, whatever ‘it’ might be, within reason)
  • Transportation to and from entry point on the Gunflint Trail
  • Showers after your trip (towels and shampoo included!)

Our rates are per person, 9 person maximum.

Outfitting Deposit: A deposit of one-third the total is required within 14 days of making a reservation.

Youth duffer (3 and under) no extra canoe required – $35 per day.

$20 credit per person if you prefer NOT to stay overnight in our bunkhouse.

What to bring list:

2 pairs of shoes (tennis and hiking boots for around camp, aqua socks, sport sandals, boots for canoeing and portaging) , 3 or more pairs of socks, clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate the changing weather (T-shirt, flannel shirt, sweatshirt), swimsuit, pocketknife, jacket or sweater, hat with brim, toilet articles, bath towel, sunglasses, flashlight, camera, first aid kits, fishing gear (if desired), sunscreen, bug repellent, good book

These items are important to the success of your trip. Remember to keep it light because you will have to carry it.

This is the basic outfitted package for those who want to supply their own food and snacks. You supply the food that you prefer and pack it in our packs after you arrive. You don’t have to invest in camping gear or haul dirty gear, sometimes with a strong smell, home to be cleaned. All of our equipment from our gear packs to our dome tents have been selected to provide comfort while meeting the demands of canoe camping. The canoe and equipment package includes all of the camping gear listed for our Complete Packages, bunkhouse the night before, parking during your trip, showers after your trip and transportation to/from your selected entry point within 17 miles from our lodge.

Price per person3 Days4 Days5 Days6 DaysEach extra day
Kevlar$275$335$390$440$50
Aluminum / Royalex$240$290$335$375$40

prices subject to change — some items have a tax of 8.375%
Rates based on calendar days. Does not include BWCA permit.

Our partial outfitting package includes:

  • One night stay in a bunkroom with private bathroom
  • Lightweight kevlar or aluminum canoes and paddles
  • Life Vests
  • Personalized routing and complete orientation with topo maps, map case and compass
  • Platypus Gravity Water Filter
  • Alps Mountaineering dome tents w/ ground tarp
  • Sleeping bags with compression bags
  • Self-inflating mattress pad
  • Canoe packs & dry bags, food packs/barrels, bear rope
  • Stainless cook kit w/ cooking utensils
  • Plates, bowls, cups,& Lexan utensils
  • Folding saw
  • Propane stove and fuel
  • Tarps, first aid kit, rope, and misc. items for your comfort and convenience (if you think you might need it we probably have it, whatever ‘it’ might be, within reason)
  • Transportation to and from entry point on the Gunflint Trail
  • Showers after your trip (towels and shampoo included!)

Our rates are per person, 9 person maximum.

Outfitting Deposit: A deposit of one-third the total is required within 14 days of making a reservation.

Youth duffer (3 and under) no extra canoe required = $35 per day. 
$20 credit per person if you prefer NOT to stay overnight in our bunkhouse.

What to bring list:

2 pairs of shoes (tennis and hiking boots for around camp, aqua socks, sport sandals, boots for canoeing and portaging) , 3 or more pairs of socks, clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate the changing weather (T-shirt, flannel shirt, sweatshirt), swimsuit, pocketknife, jacket or sweater, hat with brim, toilet articles, bath towel, sunglasses, flashlight, camera, first aid kits, fishing gear (if desired), sunscreen, bug repellent, good book. These items are important to the success of your trip. Remember to keep it light because you will have to carry it.

Canoeing solo through the BWCA can be a great way to take your spirit to the next level. Taking a solo trip connects you closer to the wilderness, giving you more opportunity to recognize all that the BWCA has to offer. Smaller campsites means that you can go to the next lake with confidence that any campsite you find will be more than adequate for one person, one tent. Less noise from your campsite can mean additional wildlife viewing opportunities and expanded fishing options. Just relying on yourself can help build your confidence, giving you the drive you need to seek the next challenge. Planning a solo trip is much easier than planning a group trip; there is only one calendar you have to satisfy, one set of needs, one timeline.

We offer several solo canoes and a solo outfitting package to help you with the challenge. We can provide just the canoe, the canoe and equipment, or the complete package of canoe, equipment and all the food you’ll need, completely organized and packed for your trip.

Add peace of mind with our inReach satellite texting device ($15 a day plus 50 cents per text each way, you should reserve this well in advance), giving you an emergency SOS feature and your family a website to follow your progress. You can even send texts, two-way, so you can keep up to date on family events. Or you can just stash it in your canoe pack and use it only if necessary. It pairs through bluetooth to your smartphone as an awesome GPS, and allowing you to use your smartphone’s keyboard for texting or emails.

Price is for one person3 Days4 Days5 Days6 DaysEach additional day
Complete Package$410$500$590$670+ $80
Canoe and Equipment Only$315$375$430$480+ $50

prices subject to change — some items have a tax of 8.375%
Rates based on calendar days. Does not include BWCA permit.



Equipment list – see Complete or Partial listed elsewhere on this page.

Rockwood Discounted Canoe Outfitting Group Rates are for non-profit groups such as a scout troop, church or school. – Larger groups may take separate trips into the BWCAW and cannot get back together when in the BWCAW, staying in groups of 9 or less, 4 canoes per group maximum. We recommend separate entry points to avoid possible fines.

– Must have an official tax-exempt status & number to qualify as a non-profit organization.

Price per person3 Days4 Days5 Days6 Dayseach extra day
Aluminum / Royalex$300$376$448$512+ $60
Kevlar$272$348$420$488+ $50

prices subject to change — some items like lodging are still subject to tax
Rates based on calendar days. Does not include BWCA permit.


Equipment list – see Complete or Partial listed elsewhere on this page.

Mid May – Mid October; closed in the Winter.

Need a place to spend the night before (or after) your BWCAW canoe or hiking trip?  Yes, you can book our bunkhouse for 1 night only – our bunkhouse has 4 separate rooms that open to a shared deck, you get the whole room to yourself; each room can sleep either 8 or 9 guests. This is a perfect place to start a trip into the boundary waters. Each room has a heater, electricity, wifi, 4 bunkbeds, a private bathroom with toilet, shower and towels. Outdoor carpeting in each room makes it a great place to pack and repack your gear. You can park directly behind the building. We can rent you sleeping bags and pillows if you don’t have some, these rooms are designed for you to use your sleeping bag on the bunks.

No RV’s or camper trailers. If you have a canoe trailer or a trailer of any kind please coordinate with the staff BEFORE you arrive and the day prior to your arrival.

Check in after 3pm. You can arrive as late as you want, look for an email we will send you with information on check in procedures.

Bunkhouse rooms are one night only.

Bunkhouse
People 17 and up$20 / night
Youth age 3-16$20 / night
Children under 3no charge
Pets, each$20 / night

The Rockwood bunkhouse is pet friendly!