Wilderness Wind is a camp nestled beside the
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near Ely, Minnesota.

Vacationing in our lakeside log cabins on Armstrong Lake or canoeing overnight in the wilderness will introduce you to the same outdoor experience that has existed for thousands of years. First Nation People, French Voyagers, 19th Century Iron-Ore miners, and our guests have found this to be a life changer. Your front yard opens to where bald eagles nest, black bears roam, and waterfowl raise their young.

Our staff will orient you to the many activities that are available: fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing, swimming, and hiking.

Most of our guests have enjoyed visiting popular museums nearby such as the International Wolf Center, the North American Bear Center, and the Soudan Underground Mine. While at camp, all are welcome to make S’mores around a campfire, watch the northern lights, barbecue, paddle with loons, and watch the sun set quietly over Lake Armstrong.

Wilderness Wind also offers guided canoe trips that take you deeper into the wilderness. We provide you and your group with canoeing permits, training, canoes, camping gear, food, maps/route, and a guide (if requested). Our 30 years of introducing folks to wilderness canoeing have produced thousands of lifetime memories. Paddling from lake to lake without signs of human development is one of our nation’s most unique wilderness experiences that has been enjoyed by folks from toddlers to those well into their nineties.

Your trip on the water can be as short as a few hours or as long as 14 days. Our trained staff will be happy to help you plan a wilderness experience that best fits your needs. A variety of groups have discovered Wilderness Wind, such as families, youth, colleges and schools, men’s and women’s groups, and therapeutic retreats. It is a joy for us to introduce others to the peacefulness of the wilderness.