Quetico Park Canoe Trips
Quetico trips from the Gunflint area are the easiest and quickest way to get into the Park from the south side. We offer tow boat service to Hook Island on Saganaga Lake. From there it is about a 2 mile paddle to the ranger station and you are in the Quetico with no portages. There are only 3 parties a day allowed in for these canoe routes so you are assured a lot of peace and quiet.
You enter the Quetico at the Cache Bay ranger station and head north along the scenic Falls Chain of Lakes. It usually takes you two days to get to Kawnipi Lake, a large lake with many bays and arms. It is a lake filled with big smallmouth bass and lots of walleye. There are Native American rock paintings, many big rock cliffs coming right down to the lake, and connections to many other nearby water routes. Many of our guests base camp on Kawnipi for a few days, exploring and fishing. This makes a very nice 6-8 day trip in total.
Man Chain of Lakes
Again, you enter the Quetico at the Cache Bay ranger station and then portage past Silver Falls to Saganagons Lake. From there you head west through a series of east/west lakes called the Man Chain (This Man, That Man and the Other Man). All these lakes have good smallmouth bass fishing. Eventually you drop down to Knife Lake and return along the border through Otter Track and Saganaga Lakes. This trip flows nicely if you move campsites most days and it is about right for a 7 day trip.
Saganagons Base Camp
Another way to enjoy the Quetico is to enter at Cache Bay, portage around Silver Falls, and then base camp on Saganagons Lake. You have 5 canoe routes to explore with day trips, as well as fishing in the many bays and around the islands of Saganagons for big walleye, smallmouth bass and northern pike. If you utilize our tow boat service it will take you one day to get to your base camp. This is great for a 5-7 day trip.