Piragis Northwoods Company & The Boundary Waters Catalog Ely, MN
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Drew Brockett or Adam Macht
What is the Boundary Waters all about?
"Thanks for setting us up so well. I always know that the details will be taken care of when I use your outfitting service. You guys are the best. Thanks again for doing such a great job setting things up for me. I really do appreciate all your efforts." Dave Brown Santa Rosa, CA
"Drew I thought you guys did an excellent job this is our 3rd trip and by far the best the entire staff from the store to the outfitting seemed to be genuinely interested in us 6 guys who they never met from Kentucky having a good trip and we did. Even returning the equipment after the trip everyone was asking where we went how was the fishing all around great group of people. I do not know who the young lady was on the Saturday morning around 7 am when we were picking up last minute things to head home bless her heart she was by herself I am sure because it was early but she never got shook and helped each of us with what size tee shirt do you think a 4 year old would wear and just generally going crazy picking up stuff for home but she was very helpful. Well I could go on and on but anyway already looking forward to another trip might skip a year who knows might be back this fall. Frank Miller Benton, KY
"I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our High Adventure in the Boundary Waters, and how smooth and easy you guys made it for us. Also, let Bert know we appreciate all of his work on our trip, too. The packs, canoes, paddles and vests were all top-notch and the price was right on. Your facility is great, especially the showers! Rest assured I will ABSOLUTELY recommend you in the future, and when (not if) we return to the BWCA you will be our first and, most likely, only call."
Tony Anaya Cincinnati, OH
"We had a fantastic trip. Thanks for all your help. We’ll definitely recommend you guys. Beth just put together a write-up for the Seattle area canoe club and gave you guys a top review.
Cheers, Carl." Carl Gronquist Seattle, WA
Planning Your Canoe Camping Trip Starts Here at Piragis.Com. Please contact our Outfitting Department -- Drew Brockett or Adam Macht (1 - 800 - 223 - 6565)for more information. We are canoe trip outfitters in Ely, Minnesota. We rent canoes and camping gear to paddlers who love to canoe and camp in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Canada's Quetico Provincial Park. We'll plan your BWCA trip and get your camping permits with efficiency and expertise. We also offer guided Wilderness Trips in the Boundary Waters and beyond! We operate within the BWCA Wilderness (BWCAW) in the Superior National Forest.
THE BOUNDARY WATERS (BWCAW) and QUETICO PROVINCIAL PARK... The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, when combined with Canada's Quetico Provincial Park, just across the border, offers over two million acres of island-studded lakes and pine-covered forests that are accessible only to canoeists. The Boundary Waters Wilderness a place of intriguing interest and unparalleled beauty. Hundreds of miles of water routes wind through hundreds of lakes, past dozens of cascading waterfalls and around scores of rushing rapids. The only way to see it is from a canoe. Motorboats are prohibited from all of the interior lakes and from most of the fringe lakes. No one is permitted to live in the BWCA and no man-made structures are allowed there. Created by glaciers and protected by the Federal Government, the BWCAW is a very special, natural place.
Piragis Northwoods Outfitters
Our rental shop is weather dependent and has the following hours below. NOTE: if we have a fantastic April and the Ice goes out early, we'll be renting canoes early, just call for conditions.
SUMMER OUTFITTING HOURS (normally June - September)
Call for Hours during Late May and Late September
Spring and Fall OUTFITTING HOURS (normally May and October)