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Over 100 Years of Award Winning BWCAW Lodging & Outfitting
Clearwater Historic Lodge and Canoe Outfitters is the original outfitter and lodge on the Gunflint Trail, on the edge of the beautifully pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Northeastern Minnesota. On the National Register of Historic Places, the only lodge on Clearwater Lake was built in 1926 by pioneer Charlie Boostrom and has been preserved and maintained over the years to retain the look and feel of a time gone by. The resort’s 11 lakeside cabins and lodge offer something for everyone, whether its a rustic log cabin, modern lake home or cozy bed and breakfast room. Charlie chose to build the lodge and subsequent resort because of its location and incredible views down Clearwater Lake and its stunning palisades.
Clearwater Lodge and Canoe Outfitters is your starting point to one of America’s greatest adventures – the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Clearwater Lake is mostly within the wilderness and our location will allow you to be enjoying it within minutes whether by paddle, foot or motor. We are also conveniently located halfway up the Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway north of Grand Marais which offers quick access to even more hiking, paddling and exploring in Cook County.