BWCAW Permits

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness User Fees

Source: http://www.recreation.gov

User fees are required for all overnight visitors to the BWCAW between May 1 and September 30.

User Fees Per Person Per Trip

  • Adult - $16.00
  • Child/Youth 0-17 - $8.00
  • Interagency Senior/Access Pass Holders - $8.00
  • Interagency Youth Access Pass Holders - $4.00

BWCAW Seasonal Fee Card

The purchase of a BWCAW Seasonal Fee Card fulfills the user fee requirements for the season, but does not eliminate the need for obtaining a BWCAW permit. For reserved permits, it does not eliminate the need to pay the $6.00 reservation fee and user fee deposit. Seasonal Fee Cards may be purchased in person after May 1 from any Forest Service office.

Seasonal Fee Card Costs Per Person

  • Adult - $64.00
  • Child/Youth 0-17 - $32.00
  • Interagency Senior/Access Pass Holders - $32.00
  • Interagency Youth Access Pass Holders - $16.00