Facts About BWCA

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The BWCA, or Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness is a 4,400km area located within the Superior National Forest of Minnesota. It is a popular destination spot for aficionados of canoeing and fishing as its numerous lakes are known for their serene and abundance in flora and fauna. Listed below are 10 little-known facts about the BWCA:


Fact 1: The Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) boasts of having over 200,000 visitors per year and is regarded as one of the most important tourist locations in the United States.


Fact 2: It is highly recommended that tourists visit the BWCA between the months of June and August as this is the time of year when the weather is at its best to conduct activities within the wilderness area.


Fact 3: The lakes here have four major types of fish in abundance; the Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and the Lake Trout.


Fact 4: Motor boats and snowmobiles are now banned in the BWCA except in large lakes making the canoe the main form of travel in the area.


Fact 5: The deepest part in one of the myriad of lakes found in the BWCA is measured at 1,332 feet.


Fact 6: BWCA’s Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world and  is ranked third in terms of volume.


Fact 7: BWCA holds nearly 10 percent of the entire world’s supply of fresh water giving credibility to the fact of its sheer size.


Fact 8: The Lake Superior of the BWCA is recorded as being the coldest and clearest of all of the Great Lakes within the BWCA.


Fact 9: The BWCA boasts over 2,000 campsites for visitors to stay in making it the best choice for wilderness lovers as well as tourists who want to experience the great outdoors.


Fact 10: The highest point of Minnesota can be found in the BWCA as well, called Eagle Mountain, that has a peak of 2,301 feet.

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