BWCA Online Topo Maps

The USGS 1:24,000 scale topographic maps here are overlayed with the data we’ve made available for download in kml format here and displayed here on Google Maps. On this map portages are also labeled with their length in feet (not yards or rods, sorry) along with access points and campsites. The data shown here is based on others data: entry points, portages, and wilderness boundary data from Friends of the Boundary Waters, et al.; campsite locations from data by Peter Berbee.

You can view the 1:24,000 series maps with details overlayed here. You should also check out the other posts in this series and download the .kml for browsing in Google Earth.

Screenshot of BWCA Topo Maps

BWCA Maps and Guides

Entry points, portages, and wilderness boundary data from Friends of the Boundary Waters.
Campsite locations from data by Peter Berbee.
Topographic background map is by ESRI, government agencies and the GIS community used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Compiled and hosted hosted by Trail Graphics.

Posts in the Boundary Waters Maps and Data series:

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BWCA KML Data

Looking to plan your next canoe camping adventure? There are several great resources for data in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and surrounding paddling areas. We took a look at the data that is available and compiled a single .kml file that includes access points, campsites, portages, and the wilderness boundary. This data can be viewed using Google Earth, and compliments perfectly the many well researched guidebooks and maps of the canoe routes in this expansive area.  We also created a couple of interfaces so you can view the data online – see it using Google Maps or overlayed on 1:24,000 series topographic maps.

Download: Boundary Waters KML - Format: .kmz - Size:


Entry points, portages, and wilderness boundary data from Friends of the Boundary Waters, et al.; campsite locations from data by Peter Berbee.

BWCA on Google Maps

This map for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area displays a kml dataset that includes access points, portages, and campsites. You can download the dataset for viewing in Google Earth from this post or view the data overlayed on 1:24,000 USGS topographic maps using the zoomify viewer here. This data can assist in planning your next canoe camping trip along with the numerous printed maps and guides that are available.


Entry points, portages, and wilderness boundary data from Friends of the Boundary Waters.
Campsite locations from data by Peter Berbee.

Snowshoe Bike Park - Summer 2010 - Basin Area

2010 Snowshoe Bike Park Maps

Snowshoe Mountain’s bike park maps have been revised for the 2010 summer season. In addition to reflecting the many changes that have occurred in the ever-evolving bike park trail network, the new maps overlay the trail network on modeled aerial imagery.

The 2011 version of the maps are now available here.

Snowshoe Bike Park - Summer 2010 - Basin Area

Snowshoe Bike Park - Summer 2010 - Western Territory

Mapping and Cartography for Recreation