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Boundary Waters Reservation and User Fee Schedule
Quetico Park Info

Reservation Fees:

May 1st through September 30th a nonrefundable reservation fee of $6.00 is charged for each permit issued. There is a maximum of 9 persons / 4 canoes allowed on a permit traveling and camping together. The deposit paid for all groups will be $38.00 regardless of group size. Any adjustments for more or less will be initiated at the time the permit is picked up.

October 1st through April 30th there are no reservation fees or user fees. All use requires a self issued permit which is free. Self issued permits are available at entry point kiosks (parking areas) and USFS Ranger Stations.

User Fees:

May 1st through September 30th there is a one-time user fee of $16.00 (adult) and $8.00 (child 17 and under) per permit.

October 1st through April 30th there is no user fee. All use requires a self issued permit which is free. Self issued permits are available at entry point kiosks (parking areas) and USFS Ranger Stations.

 

Person type Fee rate per permit
Adult $16.00
Child/Youth 17 and under $8.00
Interagency Senior Pass $8.00
Interagency Access Pass $8.00
Interagency Youth Access Pass $4.00

Seasonal Fee Cards:

Seasonal Fee Cards may be purchased in person after May 1 from any Superior National Forest District Office. This card fulfills the fee requirements for the season but does not eliminate the need for obtaining a BWCAW permit and paying the $6 non-refundable reservation fee.

 

Person Type Seasonal Fee
Adult $64.00
Child/Youth $32.00
Interagency Senior Pass $32.00
Interagency Access Pass $32.00
Interagency Youth Access Pass $16.00
** Please note that the discounted prices for the seasonal fee cards are only applied at the time of issuing the permit. When making reservations, you will pay for a minimum of 2 adult overnight user fees. Refunds will be applied at the time of permit issuance. ** All cards (Interagency Senior/Access Pass Holders, or Seasonal) must be presented at the time of permit pickup to receive a discount, otherwise the full fee will be charged.

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