Superior North Canoe Outfitters

Earl & Anita Cypher

Main Address :
84 Sag Lake Trail
Grand Marais ,  MN
Phone :  (218) 388-4416
Fax :  (218) 388-4441

Summer Address :
84 Sag Lake Trail
Grand Marais  , MN
Phone :  (218) 388-4416
Fax :  (218) 388-4441

Toll Free :  800-852-2008

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Superior North Canoe Outfitters
Superior-North Canoe Outfitters has routed and outfitted thousands of people on canoe trips. We know the Canoe Country and know well what the canoeists' needs are for making a pleasurable trip. The avid sportsman and novice alike, are invited to take advantage of the excellent service and facilities at Superior-North.


Full Service, Canoe Trips, Camping

Fishing Available:
Walleye, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass

Hunting Available:


Other Information
Dates Open : May through September

Lake or Area Name : Saganaga Lake, Gunflint Trail, Minnesota

The information on this site was provided to us from the lodge or outfitter. Please visit their link to find even more detailed information.

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As the party leader, you will determine the tone and nature of the trip. Prior to looking over the maps, we will talk about the general focus (fishing, scenery, photography, etc.), the number of experienced canoeists in your group and the amount of traveling you have in mind. The importance of this service cannot be overemphasized. We will listen closely to what you tell us, because, among the many to choose from, there is likely one route best suited for your party.

Once your route is established, we mark it on waterproof maps with special attention given to campsites, waterfalls and fishing holes along the way. We then demonstrate the pitching of our tents and take a look at your other equipment and food supply. Our routing encompasses everything necessary in the way of advice and instruction your party is special to us at Superior North Canoe Outfitters.

Superior North Canoe Outfitters guarantees that every pieces of our equipment is in tip-top condition. Sleeping bags are freshly laundered. We cut no corners on our food. Our menu has a varied selection for a balanced diet. Dinners are top quality supplied by the leading manufactures of freeze dried foods.

Superior-North Canoe Outfitters is located deep in the heart of the canoe country at the end of the Gunflint Trail. To the North lies Canada's Quetico Provincial Park. The Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness lie to the South. We offer complete outfitting service to the canoeist backed up with expertise and the experience of many years in the outfitting business. Your needs, when you arrive here, have been well considered. Sleeping accommodations, meals, head start launch service, and many of the smaller items you may need for your canoe trip are available here at the end of the trail.

Sag Lake Store is operated in conjunction with Superior-North Canoe Outfitters. We have a complete line of fishing tackle and lures used in this area. Live bait is also on hand. We are happy to help you select the best baits for the route of your choice. Our store also offers canoe and boat and motor rental, bait, tackle, gas, camping supplies, ice, groceries, snacks, pop, beer, fishing licenses and various other misc. items. You may also browse the selection of gifts and souvenirs, including a large selection of clothing from infants to adults, candles, nic nacs, Jennings Wood Decoys, books & maps of the Boundary Waters and much more.

Superior-North Canoe Outfitters has routed and outfitted thousands of people on canoe trips. We know the Canoe Country and know well what the canoeists' needs are for making a pleasurable trip. The avid sportsman and novice alike, are invited to take advantage of the excellent service and facilities at Superior-North.

Your party is searching for the best equipment and food at the best price. You want a variety of routes to choose from and an outfitter who will take the time necessary to assure your route is the right one. We could go on, but basically, you want quality the best quality at the lowest price. Superior North Canoe Outfitters believes your business is good business and we want you back season after season.

The canoe country offers some 15,000 square miles of verdant, primitive forest dominated by lakes and streams full of drinking pure water -- all interconnected -- inviting you to come within -- to explore and enjoy. Paddle these endless lakes by canoe under your own power. Enjoy the challenge and break of pace offered by overland portages that take you to the wonder of yet another unfamiliar lake. A canoe trip is "getting away from it all", a sudden absence of pressure, a melding with nature, solitude, the cry of the Loon, a warm mid-day sun and cooling breezes across the lake, a refreshing swim, and the welcome smell of the campfire. It is all these things and more. To enjoy all this, you need only come to Saganaga -- you need not be experienced at canoeing. Superior-North Canoe Outfitters will supply you with the equipment and assist you in planning and preparation. We try to provide you with the type of trip you wish that is suited to your needs.

Canoe the same routes traveled by the famous Voyageurs of centuries past -- over the interlacing lakes, rivers and rapids where, even today there are no roads, aircraft, private or commercial development. Camp each evening on the lake of your choice and cook over an open fire. Fresh caught fish are delicious on the trail. Sleep will come easy snug in your sleeping bag inside a waterproof tent with the lapping of waves and whisper of the wind rustling tall pines. Young and old may enjoy the canoe country.

Fishing the Superior-Quetico - Travel by canoe enables you to reach some of the best fishing to be found anywhere. Smallmouth bass action on the border waters cannot be topped. Walleyes are found in nearly all the lakes in good sizes and quantities. Saganaga Lake yielded the state record 17 1/2 lb. walleye in 1979. Lake trout are native in many of the lakes averaging 2 to 5 lbs. Northern pike are found in all the lakes. You never know when a 20 pounder will devour your lure.

Saganaga Lake to Cache Bay, Silver Falls (one of the most beautiful falls in the canoe country) Saganagons, down river to Kawnipi Lake. You will return the same route. This is a very beautiful trip around several waterfalls. Average time - 7 days with 10 portages. You may extend this trip to 10 days by returning to Saganaga through Wawiag River, Mack, Ross and Bitchu Lake. Fabulous fishing for walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike and lake trout on both the above routes. Both routes may be shortened by 2 days by being towed across Saganaga Lake. This trip requires a Quetico Park Permit.

Saganaga Lake, Northeast arm of Saganaga to the north channel of Northern Light Lake through Trafalgar Bay to Moose Bay and Northern Light Falls, returning to our base through Red Sucker Bay of Saganaga Lake. Average time - 3 to 5 days with only 4 portages. Excellent fishing for walleye and smallmouth bass, also northern pike. This trip takes you into Canadian waters, Crown Land Camping Permits required.

Saganaga Lake to Red Rock Bay, then a short portage to Red Rock Lake, a pretty little lake, another short portage to Alpine Lake, a beautiful small lake with many islands. A 104 rod portage puts you into Seagull Lake, a very picturesque lake. Here you will paddle 7 miles through the islands to your pickup point. Average time - 3 to 4 days with 3 portages. Lots of large walleye and smallmouth bass are caught in these waters. B.W.C.A. permit is required. Trip can be extended to 5 - 6 days with side trips.

Saganaga Lake to Cache Bay, Silver Falls (one of the most beautiful falls), enter Saganagons, paddle to Bitchu Lake, then on to Bemar or Ross Lake (a scenic area to lay over, base camp and explore). On the outside edge of the Quetico Park, this area provides excellent smallmouth and walleye fishing. Lots of moose activity in this area. Average time - 5 to 7 days. This trip may be reduced to 5 days by using our "Headstart" service across Saganaga Lake. This trip takes you into Canadian waters, no Quetico permit is required, but a Crown Land Camping permit is required.

The following route will take you through the most remote area of the B.W.C.A. with a combination of terrain and scenic beauty and excellent fishing for all species of fish native to our area. Saganaga Lake, Red Rock, Alpine, Ogishkemuncie, Gabimichigami, Little Saganaga, south to Bear, Pan, into the Kawishiwi River, Alice, Insula and north through Thomas, Fraser, Kekekabic, Spoon, Knife and east to Ottertrack and end at our base on Saganaga Lake. Average time - 8 to 10 days. B.W.C.A. permit is required.

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