With numerous lakes, bays, and islands, miles of waterways await for the experienced canoeist and kayaker.
A backcountry permit is required to overnight at a campground or dock. Camping outside of campgrounds is allowed in designated locations, and requires an additional cross-country camping permit. Groups (7 or more people) must acquire a group camping permit, and camp at designated group campsites.
Interior lake canoe routes and portages are on the northeast half of the island. Portages are marked with a letter "P" on a post. Portaging devices are not allowed in wilderness.
Canoes with motors are permitted in Lake Superior waters; they must have valid state registration. The use or transportation of motors through inland lakes and streams is not allowed, even when not in use.
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Last updated: June 22, 2023