The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness extends for 150 miles along the U.S.-Canadian border northwest of Lake Superior. It covers over a million acres administered by the U.S. Forest Service. The general term “Boundary Waters” refers to the combined region of the BWCAW, Superior National Forest, Voyageurs National Park, and Ontario’s Quetico and La Verendrye Provincial Parks, encompassing an enormous expanse of contiguous wilderness. It is one of the most visited wilderness areas in the United States.
The Boundary Waters of Minnesota was one of the original “50 Places of a Lifetime” listed by National Geographic Traveler as a destination that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Lake Vermilion has an entry point to the BWCAW through the Trout Lake Portage. From there you have access to over a thousand miles of wilderness canoe routes. Your home on Eagle Island is on the doorstep of this vast pristine paradise.