Paddle - BWCA, Quetico, Sylvania, and other paddling places

Membership Levels

New members are eligible for a free one-week trial* of the Expedition Leader membership! No credit card required. Press the button below to get started.
Best For:
Simple Routes
Scouting Out Campsites
Being Part of the Community
Free Forever
Map Enthusiast
Best For:
Complicated Routes
Multi-Day Trips
Planning the Annual Trip
Includes Free Features
Expedition Leader
Best Value
Best For:
Taking Maps with You
Getting That Sold-out Permit
Multiple Trips per Year
Includes Map Enthusiast Features
Free McKenzie Map
Up to $20 Value
Only 49.99/yr
Best For:
Outfitters and Businesses
Maps on Your Own Website
Leading Lots of Trips
Includes Expedition Leader Features
Per Year
(8¢ per day)
(14¢ per day)
(27¢ per day)
Per Month
(33¢ per day)
(50¢ per day)
Save Hours Planning Your Route - Or Dream For Hours
Satisfy your craving for information on campsites, portages, and lakes
Estimate your travel time from one point to another in seconds
Create complicated routes with multiple points such as multi-day trips and loops
Convert GPX and KML tracks to routes
Quickly view a reasonable day's paddle with the Travel Time Assistant
See your trip statistics broken down by day
Save your routes and settings for later
No need to wonder how steep the portage is when you look at the portage elevation graph
Enjoy the maps in fullscreen mode
Take It With You
Access GPX and KMZ files of the campsites and portages
Download a GPX file of your route that you can use with your phone or GPS *
Create a custom GPX download of campsites *
Download a GPX file of the portage tracks *
Free McKenzie mapWith Yearly Membership
Export a map to any size image *Lo-ResHi-ResHi-Res
Missed Out On That Permit?
Receive an email alert if your permit becomes available1 alert5 alertsUnlimited
Join The Community
Get questions answered by other paddlers like you
Share your map with tripping partners or anyone else
Read campsite reviews, trip reports, and portage comments
Give back by uploading your own reviews, reports, and photos
Receive discounts on future memberships by sharing your knowledge with the community
Other Cool Things
5% of your membership fees are donated to conservation organizationsN/A
View selected depth charts from the MN DNR directly on the map
Be less distracted by hiding all ads except ones from outfitters
Do You Have a Paddling-Related Business?
Show customers where you are with an icon on the map
Share maps with customers and on your website that show your logo
Get a leg up on the competition by having your business near the top of the listings
Get in front of potential customers with some banner advertising
* The route GPX download, custom GPX download, portage track download, exporting the map to an image, and free McKenzie map are not included in the trial version.
✝ You can choose any McKenzie map up to $12.45 in value. Shipping (normally $6.95) and sales tax are included, so it is totally free to you. The $20 value is from the cost of the map (up to $12.45), shipping ($6.95), and sales tax. This offer is only for annual Expedition Leader or Outfitter memberships. It is not included in the one-week Expedition Leader trial. Upgrades from the Map Enthusiast membership are only eligible for the offer if the upgrade price is a minimum of $15.00 USD. If you are upgrading from the Map Enthusiast membership, please contact us first to verify that you are eligible.
☨ There is only a little banner advertising included in the membership. For more advertising options, see our advertising page.
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