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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (U.S.)

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Photo by Erik Fremstad

Designated

2020

Category

International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Address

Superior National Forest
8901 Grand Ave Place
Duluth, MN 55808 USA

Contact

Ann Schwaller
ann.schwaller@usda.gov
+1 218 626 4325

Land Area

4,400 km2

Documents

Application
News Release

About

This special area is located in the northern third of the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota. It is over 1 million acres in size and filled with rocky cliffs and crags, canyons, towering rock formations, and thousands of lakes and streams with rocky shores and sandy beaches surrounded by forests.  Within its boundaries are 2,000 designated campsites, 1,200 miles of canoe routes, 12 hiking trails, and a spectacular view of the night sky.

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Photo by Ethan B. Allen.

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