Voyageur Canoe Trip


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Pioneer Boundary Waters Voyageur Trip

June 8 - 14, 2024


We will be meeting in Wausau on Saturday, June 8 and then leave for Ely, Minnesota, to pick up our permits.  Saturday evening, we will be staying as a group at the Fall Lake campground in the Superior National Forest, just outside of Ely.  On Sunday we will put in at Moose Lake, Snowbank Lake, Fall Lake, or Lake One.  Exit date is Friday, June 14.  If numbers warrant, a fourth permit can still be booked off one of the other Ely area entries.

Please Note:  Due to the growing popularity of this trip, we will be limiting the size of it to the first 40 people who have registered and paid their minimum $100 deposit.


Cost:  $225.00 per participant

“Father/son or daughterdeal:  For any father/son or daughter combination (or grandfather/grandchild), where one of them is a first-time participant, cost will be $225 for each returning Voyageur, and $175 for each son or daughter newcomer that comes along.


Trip options:  4 permits booked, Lake One, Moose Lake, Snowbank Lake, and Fall Lake.

Lake One entry:  Master Voyageurs Tim and Luke Thums will lead this trip through the Number Lakes chain with a goal of reaching Insula, one of the most popular destinations in all of the BW.  In 2011, a devastating forest fire swept through part of this area, forcing many of the campsites to close.  But recently, nature is reclaiming the area, most of the campsites have reopened, and the people are returning for the new experiences, great fishing, and new adventures.

Moose Lake:  Master Voyageur Trevor Henne will lead a group through Moose, the BW lake that allows for the greatest number of entries per day.  With that number, Moose has many options for those travelers to head toward.  It is a lake that allows you to travel a good distance with fewer portages.  Great opportunities to see high bluffs, wildlife, and many fishing options.  One possible destination is Ensign, a lake with many campsites to choose from and great fishing too.

Fall Lake:  Either Master Voyageurs Brian Beyer and/or  Andrew Olson will lead this group on a loop trip.  This trip to lead to a number of smaller, secluded lakes, not too far from the entry, as well as a short distance to Basswood Lake, one of the largest Boundary Waters lakes with direct access to Canada.  Endless opportunities for sightsee9ng, fishing, and campsite selection.

Snowbank:  Master voyageur Jeff Kneser will lead a group planning to do a lot of fishing without having to paddle too far on a string of lakes that will or may include Disappointment (name of the lake, not the experience you will have), Parent, Ima, Jordan, and Boot.

Includes:  A “once in a lifetime” experience you’re going to want to repeat every year.  All meals/food (except 2 fast-food travel stops), transportation from Wausau to Ely and back to Wausau, most gear, authentic red, voyageur toque (long, wool stocking cap), shower at the end of the trip, an d a delicious “Victory” dinner at Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors, MN.

Does not include:  Fishing license (16 and older), fishing gear, guarantee of perfect weather, personal gear including sleeping bag, spending money for souvenirs.



For more information, contact:  Jeff Kneser;  (email), or 715-409-0388

Remember:  Participation is limited to the first 40 people who have put down their $100 deposit and sent their registration forms to Jeff Kneser.

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