Big Lake Wilderness Lodge

3012 Echo Trail, Ely, Minnesota, 55731, United States | Lodge
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Travel Blogs from Ely

Canoe capital of Canada

A travel blog entry by steppingout


... Outfitters, responsible for creating happiness, smiles and memories - thanks for the use of the solo canoe. Doug is quite the man with extensive experience and taught us a thing or two about the area and always has a story to tell.

Saw wildlife - moose, bald eagles, beaver, muskrat, squirrel, pike and bass (caught and in two cases, eaten!), loons, ducks, geese, deer........

Rested and rejuvenated, we are ready to head on to Manitoba.


Canoe Camping with Carol and Karl

A travel blog entry by luckysfamily


Spent five nights near Ely in the Boundary Waters Canoe area. The first was in the bunkhouse at the outfitters. Lot's of mosquitoes and tales of it being "worst ever" for them! Turns out once we got going it was manageable. The first day we canoed three times with portages over land three times. This involved carrying all the gear including canoes. Fortunately they were high tech Kevlar once making ...

Extreme Camping

A travel blog entry by kberger


We caught TONS of giant smallmouth bass! The weather was decent, except for a couple of super windy days. We managed to avoid any bears or scary wildlife...just lots of chipmunks! As usual, the scenery was great. There's just something so cool about nature that's virtually untouched by man.

The great outdoors!

A travel blog entry by storbakken2000

... hands on and staying up all night polluting the quiet wilderness that is the great outdoors. Bear Head is completely and utterly anything but. We stayed at a tent campsite, which includes the staples of any camp site; fire pit, picnic table and flat, boulder free ground to set your tent on. Our site was surrounded by ample greenery, enough to give each camper a sense of seclusion and privacy. Outhouses were but a 2 or 3 ...

Paul & Jorge's Wilderness Adventure

A travel blog entry by sinfronteras


... US side). The island was literally about 20' x 20'. We then canoed to our campsite which was about an hour and a half away. Saw our first bald eagle (of many) at the first island we passed. We picked a campsite that sat on a high penninsula that looked down Lac La Croix. I'd like to say that we really roughed it, but our guide, Jason (whom we dogsledded with in January) brought all the comforts of ...

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