Duane's Canoe Outfitters

Trip Planning

Planning a canoe trip can be a big job. Let us put our expertise to work for you. We would be happy to send you a free route guide and trip planning map. We invite you to look through our brochure, call or write with any questions, and then complete and return your reservation. We'll send you a letter of confirmation, and a copy of your reservation form along with information about what personal gear to bring, location details and canoe camping and fishing tips. Feel free to call with any questions along the way. We'd be happy to suggest an entry point based on your trip objectives.

Routing and Navigation

Your trip orientation at our base will include complete trip routing. We'll highlight specific areas of interest, cover campsite selection, and provide fishing information. At this time we'll also cover navigation using large scale, easy to read maps of the area, and a compass. We show each camper a U.S. Forest Service Video concerning regulations, and camping techniques. We record the route of your trip so that you can be reached if an emergency arises at home. At this time we issue permits, collect final payment and you can purchase last minute items in our store.

Canoe Camping Orientation

Our canoe trip orientation will take you through all aspect of your adventure. We'll instruct your group, and answer any questions that you may have about paddling, portaging, and setting up camp. We feel that it is very important to spend this time with our guest to increase your trip enjoyment and safety. We make it a point to take as much time as you would like, and answer every question about the area and equipment.

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Many visitors plan their trip around fishing these legendary waters. Walleye, northern pike, small mouth bass, and lake trout are among the species that are abundant in these cool, clean waters. Trophy fish are caught by our guests each season. May, June and September are traditionally the best months for fishing, but nice catches are brought in throughout the season. We stay abreast of conditions and will assist you in fishing methods and the selection of bait and lures.

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Partial Outfitting

We are happy to provide partial outfitting to guests that have some equipment. Many guests will combine partial outfitting with transportation or lodging to add convenience to their plans. Canoe rentals start at $20.00 per day. We have high quality, name brand equipment at reasonable rates, call for complete partial price list. You may also want to consider our complete food package which includes everything that you'll need for great trail meals and conforms to all regulations concerning cans and bottles.

Partial Outfitting Rates