First come first served BWCAW permits

BWCAW permit reservations for all entry points can be made on a first-come, first-served basis beginning January 27, 2016, 9 a.m. Central Time. Motor permits that were not awarded through the lottery will be available along with South Farm Motor permits and all canoe over night permits.
I apologize to all who applied for permits and did not get them. Personally I think there are major flaws in the permit system which keeps people out of the Boundary Waters and dims the local economy. Tourists will go elsewhere if we can accommodate their needs and I feel it is a right that the local residence should have to use the Federal Property out their back door. More to come on how we can utilize the permits that we do have available.
Please remember to cancel unwanted permits so the permit system will work better for everyone. Call me, Kerry, 218-235-1084 if you have questions. I can also order permits for you if you need help.
Go to to put in your applications.