Boundary Waters Canoe Area Resources

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:

BWCA Maps and Guides

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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...Read More »


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,...Read More »

Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Presented in this series is .kml data and maps of the access points, portages, and campsites that make up the canoe routes of Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The data can be downloaded and displayed in Google Earth, viewed in Google Maps, or overlayed on USGS topographic maps. ...Read More »