The Boundary Waters of Minnesota was recognized for recreational opportunities in 1926, named the Superior Roadless Area in 1938, the BWCA in 1958, and federally designated under The Wilderness Act in 1964. It wasn't until October 21, 1978, that The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Act was established to provide specific guidance for managing the million plus acres of the Superior National Forest.
The BWCAW has changed little since the glaciers melted. With over 1,500 miles of canoe routes, nearly 2,200 designated campsites, and more than 1,000 lakes and streams waiting, the BWCAW draws over 250,000 visitors each year. As part of the Superior National Forest, the BWCAW is managed by the US Forest Service.
Ourvalue priced map pack includes both our Boundary Waters Canoe Area East (752) and Boundary Waters Canoe Area West (753) Trails Illustrated maps, providing coverage of the entire region. Like all Trails Illustrated maps, the Boundary Waters Map Pack is frequently revised and printed on waterproof, tear-resistant material to stand up to all conditions. This detailed topographic recreation map bundle contains carefully researched trails, campsites, forest service roads, and points-of-interests. Includes UTM grids for use with your GPS unit.
Includes hiking trails; portages; cross-country, snowmobile and snowshoe trails; trail access locations; campgrounds and tent sites; and birding, fishing, kayak, canoeing, and power boating opportunities. Coverage includes Ash River, Crane Lake, Kabetogama and Rainy Lake Visitor Centers. Park Attractions: Gull Island Rookery, Grassy Bay Cliffs, Anderson Bay, Kettle Falls, Hoist Bay, Gold Portage.
More than just a map, National Geographic Trails Illustrated topographic maps are designed to take you into the wilderness and back. Printed on tear-resistant, waterproof material, this map can go anywhere you do. Each map is based on exact reproductions of USGS topographic map information, updated, customized, and enhanced to meet the unique features of each area. The maps include valuable wilderness tips and Leave No Trace guidelines, along with updated trails, trailheads, points of interest, campgrounds, and much more. With an easy-to-read color palette and stunning shaded relief, backcountry navigation has never been easier.