Distance to Nearest Road: 14.3 miles
Cell Phone Coverage: No
Public Land: Yes, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Travel Method: Canoe
Travel Time One-Way: 2 days
Something We Learned: The Boundary Waters is a large and magnificent functioning northern ecosystem filled with mosaic forests perpetuated by fire and numerous lakes sculpted by past glacial activity. This natural region, shared by Canada and the U.S., has inspired and spawned generations of people who care about wilderness.  We are the latest to be inspired. 

We are working to precisely calculate and travel to the remotest locations in each of the 50 United States. We call this unique endeavor–Project Remote. Below is a written account of our 4-day canoeing expedition to document the Minnesota Remote Spot. This is our 12th state Remote Spot documented as part of Project Remote.

August 31, 2013. As we make our way deep into the center of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, on route to the remotest location in all of Minnesota, I get a mega wilderness buzz. There’s nothing like experiencing wilderness from a fine paddle craft. Many thanks to La Tourell’s outfitters for renting us a phenomenal Wenonah kevlar canoe for our 4-day/night paddling expedition to/from the Minnesota Remote Spot.

Remote Spotters paddle a 20 foot expedition canoe on route to the Minnesota Remote Spot, within Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
One of 12 portages we make on route to and from the Minnesota Remote Spot within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Some precious daddy-daughter time around the campfire near the Minnesota Remote Spot
The remotest location in Minnesota view eastward along the shores of Knife Lake within Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Remote Spotters Rebecca, Skyla, and Ryan Means experience the remotest location in Minnesota
Rebecca paddles bow returning from the Minnesota Remote Spot (Knife Lake, MN)