Zups Fishing Resort and Canoe Outfitters with lakeside cabins on Lac La Croix, Minnesota

Zup's Fishing Resort & Canoe Outfitters
on Lac La Croix Lake

Canoe Trip Routes in the BWCAW and Quetico Park

Canoe Trip Route A

A great "loop." About 35-40 miles total - super 5-7 day fishing trip. You 'll experience the beautiful Curtain Falls, and super small mouth bass fishing! Bottle Portage, Iron, Crooked, Roland, Argo and Darky Lakes to Minn Lake and on to Lac La Croix and we'll pick you up at the Ranger Station. Go to map and details.

Canoe Trip Route B

Reverse Canoe Trip A with pick -up at Bottle Portage. Go to map and details.

Canoe Trip Route C

A more difficult river and lakes combination canoe trip. Great walleye lakes. Twin Falls, Tanner Lake, Maligne River and east to Poo Bah Lake, or try it north up the Maligne River to Sturgeon Lake, ideal for basecamp exploring, return to Twin Falls for pick-up. We urge barbless hooks for superb smallmouth bass and walleye fishing on this canoe route. Go to map and details.

Canoe Trip Route D

Indian Village, Snake Falls (whitewater,) Three Mile Lake to Wolseley Lake, onto Wisa-Vie Lake, Thompson Lake to Lac La Croix and paddle back to lodge. For another variation of trip D try our van shuttle service to Wisa Lake landing then onto Woolsey, Bear Pelt Creek, Bear Pelt, Sturgeon, then down the Maligne River and be picked up at beautiful Twin Falls. This is a very quiet and untraveled route.  For a longer version of this route we recommend heading north from Three Mile to the Quetico River, Beaverhouse, Quetico, Conk, Jean, Budside Lakes to Jean Creek, Rouge to Sturgeon Lake, then down the Maligne River for pick-up at Twin Falls. This longer route is a fabulous 10-12 day excursion with time for relaxing, sightseeing and plenty of world class fishing!  Go to map and details.

Canoe Trip Route E

BWCAW - North South Lake, Steep lake, Eugene, to Fat Fox , and catch rainbow trout on this route.  Beartrack to Gun Lake, to Lac La Croix. You can reverse this canoe trip route by starting at Gun Lake. Go to map and details.


Zup's Canoe Trip Outfitting

 

Canoe Trip Route F

Fly the float plane into Beaverhouse Lake and terminate at Twin Falls.  Go to map and details.

Reservation forms are here.

Canoe Trip Outfitting with all top brand equipment including Eureka Tents, Slumberjack Sleeping Bags Therma-Rest Pads, Cordura Duluth Packs for equipment, Plastic Rec-Pacs for food and Alumacraft Light Weight Canoes or Souris River Kevlar® Canoes, along with our complete fresh food menu and freeze-dried selections-our outfitting department can serve either the Complete or Partial Canoe Outfitter. We make all BWCAW and Quetico Park reservations for you at NO extra charge, but remember to get your dates in early as only a small number of guests are allowed to enter each park daily. 

Our canoe trip outfitting base is located on an island in Lac La Croix on the Canadian side, it's in the western portion of the Quetico Park and BWCAW. Zup's has been outfitting canoe trips since 1936 - tempering the wilderness just enough for human beings to enter and enjoy.

A great way to begin or end your canoe trip is with an overnight stay at the resort.  Lack of knowledge and experience presents no problem, as we pass on to you our lifetime of knowledge and wisdom in the ways of the wilderness. Because of our know how, and strategic location, we take you in and out of this wilderness without a struggle or mishap, and on schedule! You can also check out our menu and reservation forms here.

 

2014 Canoe Trip Outfitting Rates

Complete Canoe Trip Outfitting Rates:
Daily Rates per Person
3 to 5 day trip.......$75.00
6 to 7 day trip       $70.00
8 to 14 day trip.....$65.00
Ultra light package with Kevlar® canoes....$90.00

Special Group Rates
Daily Rates Per Person, 9 or more per group
 2 per canoe....$65.00
 3 per canoe....$55.00

Wilderness Canoe Package
 Alumacraft Canoes per person, minimum two persons   $670.00
 Kevlar® Canoes per person, minimum two persons $800.00

Includes round trip boat fare via Crane Lake, evening dinner, lodging and breakfast the next morning. Then an early take-off for your canoe trip for 6 days and 5 nights of canoe camping (we'll bring you back on the 6th day!) Everything furnished: food, canoe, equipment. You bring your personal gear, camera, film and fishing tackle.

This is a total wilderness experience with the advantage of an overnight stay at the main lodge base. Arrive in the afternoon and we'll go over your itinerary, mark your map for the best campsites, portages and the best fishing hot spots. Check over the food list, equipment and pack your personal gear. After a good night's sleep, and a hearty breakfast, we'll take you to your first portage.

Items Provided
Complete canoe trip outfitting includes your choice of canoes, Alumacraft - light and standard weight with paddles, carrying yoke, cushions and life vests, or Souris River Kevlar® or Dura Lite® canoes. Your choice of fresh and freeze-dried food (fresh smoked bacon, ham, sausage have a special cure, choice steaks and ground round, cheese & salami are the finest quality. White and dark bread. Food requirements from our menu selections can be so adjusted to suit your personal tastes. 

Camping gear includes a special waterproof insect-proof, lightweight tent with dining fly, Dacron or down sleeping bags with Thermo-rest mattress, Duluth packsacks and plastic hard packs for your food and gear, camp cook kit and utensils, axe, saw, shovel, grate, grill, packs for your personal gear, a supply of plastic bags and cleanup items. You can also check out our menu and reservation forms here.

 

2015 Partial Outfitting Rates
>>Canoes DAILY WEEKLY >>Gear DAILY WEEKLY
17' Alumacraft Canoe $30.00 $185.00 Tents: 4 Man $8.50 $50.00
17' Lt. Wt. Alumacraft Canoe $30.00  $185.00 Tents: 6 Man $10.00 $60.00
18 1/2' Alumacraft Canoe $35.00 $235.00 Screen Tent $9.00 $60.00
Souris River Solo Kevlar® Canoe $38.00 Hard Packs $5.00 $30.00
Barrel Packs $7.00 $42.00
Souris River 18 1/2' Kevlar® Canoe $45.00 Soft Packs $5.00 $25.00
18' WeNoNah Champlain Canoe $48.00   Food $35.00  
19' WeNoNah Itasca Canoe $52.00   Thermo-Rest Pads $5.00 $25.00
19' WeNoNah Senneca Canoe $55.00   Sleeping Bags $3.00 $15.00
20'  WeNoNah MN 3 Canoe $50.00 Cook Kits $10.00 $70.00
23' Itasca WeNoNah MN 4 Canoe $55.00   Sat Phone $25.00 $170.00
      Paddles $1.50
      Yokes $1.50
      Life Jacket $1.50
      Seat Cushion $1.50

 

Towboat Service
Our landing at Scott's Marina on Crane Lake, is just 30 minutes from U.S. HWY 53 at Orr, Minnesota. It is 10 1/2 hours from Chicago, ILL, 5 hours from Minneapolis or St. Paul and 3 hours from Duluth, Minnesota. The expert or novice can take advantage of our unique towboat service from Crane Lake port of entry, via the Little Vermilion River or Dawson Portage to Lac La Croix and on to the portage of your choice. No need to stop at the Ranger Station, as Mark and Kathy write out all permits.

2015 Tow Boat Rates
All trips can be complimented with tow service: $230.00 per person round trip. Add $100.00 round trip for your own canoe. There is a minimum one-way boat charge of $600.00. We provide grouping when available. Via the Little Vermilion River or Dawson Portage.

Overnight Accommodations and Meals
You can stay overnight at Zup's Fishing Camp on Lac La Croix for $90.00 per person. Includes a four course meal in our lakeside dining room, lodging, map routing and a hot breakfast. This works great for an extra early start on the morning of your trip, be at the first portage by 7:30am. See our lodging section for details Reservation forms are here.

Call for pricing on an overnight rate with no meals included.

Guided Canoe Trips
5 day guided canoe trips for fabulous smallmouth, walleye, northern pike and lake trout fishing action. Your trip includes a guide, canoe, food, camping gear, towboat service, fishing license, all permits and you just bring your tackle and personal gear!

Call for pricing and details.

Many other special packages are here

>>Prices subject to change on all special packages... 

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Zup's Fishing Resort & Canoe Outfitters
on Lac La Croix Lake

Valid for the 2015 season

Winter Address
1918 Pine Tree Trail
Ely, Minnesota 55731
888-602-BASS(2277)
218-365-4018
Fax: 218-365-7001

E-Mail: info@zupsresort.com

 

Summer Address
H.C. 3  Box 80
Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
807-485-2492
Fax: 807-485-2491