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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Trip – June 2024

June 23 - June 28

Location: Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota

Dates: June 23 to June 28, 2024 (Sun – Fri) Does not include travel days.

NOTE: Must be at outfitters NLT 6am CDT on June 23rd for 7am departure to campsite.

Coordinators: Mike Smith, 502-338-8780

Level 1 Trip with some canoe handling skill required.

Sign Up Cutoff: June 10, 2024

Number of Spots: Six (6) Available (Minimum 4 – Maximum 6)

Deposit required: $452 (including sales tax) (non-refundable) paid through sign up link at bottom of page. If you have to cancel we will try find a replacement, but there are no guarantees.

Fishing, Canoeing and Camping Adventure
The 2023 Boundary Waters trip was my first trip with DCFF and also my first as a new and very inexperienced fly fisherman. I enjoyed the trip immensely – the fishing was great for those who were experienced fly fishers as well as for me as a novice. There was less pressure on how to cast and present the flies since we were in open water with few obstructions. I was able to concentrate on fishing and not retrieving or replacing flies tangled in overhead branches! We enjoyed beaver and eagle sightings each day and usually had a loon calling to begin and end the day. I hope you will consider joining the 2024 outing – I anticipate it will be a fun and memorable trip. If you have questions regarding the trip and accommodations, please give me a call!
Michael J. Smith
502 338 8780 Cell


  • Approximately 950 miles one way
  • Approximately 14.5 hours nonstop including time for gas and pit stops
  • Gas at $3.50 per gallon

Outing Details: This is a primitive camping trip. We’ll be using Zups Canoe Outfitters. Fishing will be from canoes using 5 to 8 wt. rods with appropriate smallmouth flies. Might also hook walleye and pike. Level 1 ability is sufficient. Some canoe and camping skill is desirable. No portaging involved unless you choose to venture to some remote site off the main lake. All necessary gear for camping and cooking will be provided by the outfitter as will the food. Bring an air mattress. A “Life Straw” or some other form of individual water filtration device is strongly recommended. Recommend you bring your own life preserver; outfitter’s PFDs are adequate but basic.

Estimated Cost per person (based on party of 6)

  • Complete outfitting (5 days x $85/day)                                                             $425.00
  • Tow to camp site                                                                                                  300.00
  • 13% sales tax on above                                                                                          94.25
  • 4% credit card fee (if paying by credit card)                                                         32.77 
  • BWCA permits and reservation                                                                             20.00
  • MN Fishing License                                                                                               43.00
  • Emergency notification device (recommended but not essential)                       TBD
  • Travel costs based on two travel days with two overnight hotel stays            $400 – 500

Total estimated cost (will varying depending on carpooling, room sharing and number of travel days)   $1,316 – 1,416 

Click here to sign up and pay deposit.


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