Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness temporarily closed due to wildfire

FINLAND, Minn. – The U.S. Forest Service has closed a popular recreational wilderness area in northeastern Minnesota as the state‚Äôs largest active wildfire threatens the 1-million-acre property. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness stopped issuing entry permits Saturday, but it was not known if campers already in the expansive wilderness area would be evacuated. The Greenwood fire in the forest…

Expanded Closures at Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Due To Wildfires

ELY, Minn. — Superior National Forest officials are expanding their closure order for the popular Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness north of Ely, Minnesota because of the threat of wildfires burning across the Canadian border. The newly expanded order, which took effect Sunday, includes 12 more BWCA entry points in addition to the areas around Crooked and Iron lakes that…