A group of people listen to the Executive Director give a speech.

Ely Headquarters 

Visit our headquarters in Ely to learn about what the Ely-area has to offer both tourists and residents!

If you are looking for some BWCA tips or tricks, come chat with our staff about the Wilderness, and also come learn about how you can be a part of our movement to permanently protect the Boundary Waters. Also, don’t forget to check out our exclusive stickers and merch!

16 N 1st Ave E, Ely, MN 55731

Summer Hours (5/13/23-9/1/23*)

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Closed 

Wednesday - 11AM-6PM

Thursday - 11AM-6PM

Friday - 11AM-6PM

Saturday - 11AM-6PM

Sunday - 11AM-6PM


You can also visit by appointment! Call our office at (218) 365-7808 or you can email maddie@savetheboundarywaters.org 

*Check back for our fall hours.

Ely Save the Boundary Waters Headquarters

Headquarters Address

More about Ely, Minnesota

Check out our Business partners in the region as well as visit The City of Ely’s Website for more information about amenities, shops and attractions!

Visit our Northwoods Jobs Board to find out more about who is hiring!

Want to learn more about the history of the James building where our headquarters is located? Click here!

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness Headquarters Programs

Multiple projects run by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness operate out of the James building. Primarily the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and Boundary Waters Connect share this space as two sister projects of NMW. Click on the logos below to find more information about each organization!