Along the Northeastern border of Minnesota sits an American public lands icon: The Boundary Waters. It’s a reminder of our country’s long-standing commitment to preserving its most beautiful places. The Boundary Waters is America’s wilderness — and we must protect it.
Minnesotans know the value of their state’s clean water legacy.
The gifts of boreal forests, clear skies, and thriving wildlife are central to Minnesota's outdoor heritage, and they’ve never been more important. As daily life grows busier and natural spaces seem more distant, people from all walks of life seek out the respite that Wilderness gives us. In the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness — America’s Wilderness — solitude lives on.
Whether it be a new journey into untouched wildland or a peaceful day by the lake, there’s a place for everyone in the Boundary Waters. It’s the pinnacle of Minnesota’s legacy of outdoor recreation, and future generations deserve to enjoy America’s lakes, rivers and forests.