Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Did you know that the Boundary Waters Canoe Area…
…is made up of 1.1 million acres?
…has approximately 1,175 lakes?
…sees over 250,000 visitors annually?
…has over 1,500 miles of canoe routes?
…boasts the highest point in Minnesota at 2,301 feet (Eagle Mountain)?
….was named one of National Geographic’s “50 Places of a Lifetime”?
…was home to the Paleo-Indian culture 10,000-12,000 years ago?
…contains about 400,000 acres of old growth forest that has never been logged?
…was previously home to Woodland Caribou (predators, deer encroachment, and parasites have led to their disappearance)?
…is home to 2.7 billion-year-old rock, making it some of the oldest rock found in the world!