Carved by glaciers and sculpted by water, there are countless reasons why the BWCA is the most popular Wilderness Area in the United States. At over 1.1 million acres, it contains more than 1,100 lakes, 1200 miles of canoe routes, a dozen rugged hiking trails and endless opportunities to explore and discover an adventure.
Since 1976, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness has been the voice for clean water and wilderness
Our vision for the future of this national treasure lies at the intersection of people, communities and wilderness.
The site will help you discover more about this national treasure, from how to plan your next (or first) visit to how you can help preserve the wilderness for future generations.