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Address: 1 E Camp St, Ely, MN 55731-1290
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+1 218-365-3211

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Great outfitter - great vacation

A friend had used Wilderness Outfitters and recommended them. They put together a custom one-week trip for the five of us on the Canadian side of the BWCA, with all the gear... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
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309 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Made a tow reservation last week, 10 days ago? Explained that I was a single person, got my quote and time locked on. Went today and they had me down for a round trip, which was NOT the case and then when I started to pay Gary asked about my other person, "just me." He explained he wouldn't take "just... More 

Thank bulldogtwo
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

A friend had used Wilderness Outfitters and recommended them. They put together a custom one-week trip for the five of us on the Canadian side of the BWCA, with all the gear -- canoes (brand new Kevlar canoes), food, cooking equipment, tents, sleeping bags, etc. -- plus a guide. And it was an incredibly enjoyable and reinvigorating vacation. Here's why:... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Great outfitter. I use them mainly to rent canoes from and pickup my permit for my entry point. This year when I reserved my canoes, I informed them that I had already reserved my permit through the "recreation.gov" to be picked up at their shop. I thought that would be the existent of our communication. A week later with my... More 

Thank phuston2
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2015

They designed a custom trip for us in the BWCAW. The trip was outstanding and the guide service was excellent. They were friendly, helpful and spent a lot of time to ensure we got the type of trip we wanted.

Thank wsm967
Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We have used Wilderness Outfitter for 7 years now and they are just superb. You can always count on them for both outfitting and sound advice.

Thank Gumby111
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I've used Wilderness Outfitters for 5 consecutive trips to the BWCA. I've consistently gotten great service and reasonable prices for good equipment (partial outfitting). Bunk houses are available for rent should you need an inexpensive room and shower pre- or post-trip. Plenty of fishing and camping gear in the shop, plus a small selection of high-quality clothing.

Thank Ian E
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70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2014

I was only looking for some general information regarding BWCA canoeing and the person working at the store was extremely kind and helpful. Thank you! I am now more educated and for that I appreciate your employee making time to answer all my questions and proactively offer information I would not have known to ask about/for/ The store had an... More 

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