We recently took a four-day paddling trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and utilized the wonderful services of Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters. Throughout the trip, we experienced spectacular scenery, great wildlife, and untouched forests. Although we were only on the water for 4 days, we were able to paddle the last two days without seeing another group.
Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters provided us with a 19ft We-no-nah Itasca for three people along with many of our supplies and all of our food, including homemade cookies!
After entering on June 25, we paddled the Boundary Waters for 4 days before returning to the Rockwood Lodge on the afternoon of June 28.
Brian Van Drie, co-founder of Paddling.net, his father-in-law Jerry Fondse and cousin Marcus Rooy. After a great trip last year, Brian was eager to get back to the BWCA. Jerry and Marcus were both geared-up for their first Boundary Waters experience.
In just four days, we explored 16 different lakes in a loop starting at the Lizz and Swamp entry point (#47). After paddling away from the dock at Rockwood Lodge on Poplar Lake, we portaged in to Lizz. We followed Lizz to Caribou, Horseshoe, Gaskin, and spent our first night on Winchell Lake. On our second day of paddling we paddled through Winchell, up to Omega, through Kiskadinna and Muskeg Lakes to camp on Long Island Lake. On our third day, we took rough portages through Cave, Ross, and Sebeka to Banadad Lake where we camped our third night. We ended our trip by paddling across Banadad, Rush, Little Rush, and Skipper before our final portage, a 1-mile walk to return back to Poplar Lake and Rockwood Outfitters.