Embark On Your Wilderness Adventure With Portage Trail Outfitters

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Welcome to Portage Trail Outfitters


Welcome to Portage Trail Outfitters, your gateway to the pristine beauty of northern Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Nestled on the shores of Ensign Lake, our offerings cater to diverse outdoor preferences. Whether you seek a luxurious cabin retreat or a bunkhouse for a wild adventure, we've got you covered.

Discover a range of lodging options, outfitting services, and guides to tailor your wilderness experience. Forgot something? No worries – rent equipment à la carte. Immerse yourself in nature with the chance for rare moose sightings and the soothing calls of Minnesota loons. At Portage Trail Outfitters, we're dedicated to creating unforgettable moments in the heart of the great outdoors.

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Minimalist Package - $100/night

Basic essentials for a rugged camping experience. 2-person tent, sleeping bags, camp kitchen, dehydrated meals, water filter, canoe, paddles, life vests, Duluth Packs.

Leave No Trace - $150/night

Includes Minimalist items. Added comforts and sustainability: fresh coffee, camp pillows, lighter, mattress pads, ultra-light fishing rods, eco-friendly tackle.

Wilderness Act - $225/night

Includes Minimalist and Leave No Trace items. Comprehensive for safety and comfort: satellite phone, first aid, survival kits, mosquito nets, rain suits, hatchet/saw combo, biodegradable toiletries, steaks, eggs, bear-proof food container.

Bunkhouse - $100/night

Sleeps 6 with 3 bunk beds. Cozy essentials: blankets, pillows, sheets, occasional spider. Access to a community kitchen/rec area.

Small Cabins - $150/night - $900/week

Sleeps up to 8 with loft area.Fish cleaning services and a 50-inch LED smart TV. Access to a community kitchen/rec area.

Luxury Cabins - $250/night

Sleeps 8 with two master suites and hideaway beds. Free Wi-Fi, private hot tub, fully stocked beverage cooler. Private kitchen/dining area.

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