Resources – Camping

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All Trails: — AllTrails is focused broadly on outdoor recreation and provides information on 22 different activities including hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding.

Big Green Guide to Responsible Camping: — basic rules, tips, and useful advice to help you minimise the environmental impact of your pitch in the wild.

BWCA Hiking and Camping: — The Superior National Forest offers 400+ miles of hiking trails with a wide range of environments.

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail: — A United States National Scenic Trail running 3,100 miles (5,000 km) between Mexico and Canada.  It follows the Continental Divide of the Americas along the Rocky Mountains.

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR): — A continuous long distance bicycle touring route from Banff, Alberta, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, USA.  As of 2010, the route is 2,745 miles (4,417 km) long; its length is likely to change over time as the GDMBR is continually being refined to improve it.  The GDMBR was developed by the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) and was inaugurated in 1998.

Home How: — How (and why) to camp in your own backyard.

Ice Age Trail Association: — A thousand-mile footpath, entirely within Wisconsin, that highlights these Ice Age landscape features while providing access to some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas.

Kekakabic Trail Club: — Dedicated to preserving and maintaining backpacking trails of the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

National Recreation Reservation Center: — Information and maps to national park system recreation opportunities.  Select the campground or cabin of your choice and check for availability.

North Country Trail Association: — We’re the nationwide nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the National Park Service to build, maintain, and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Roots Rated: — Find the best outdoor experiences – hand-picked by Grassroots Outdoor Alliance experts.  Local area outdoor experiences are submitted by the staff of Midwest Mountaineering.  Take a look and see our employee recommendations!

Superior Hiking Trail Association: — The Superior Hiking Trail is built and maintained by the Superior Hiking Trail Association.


American Hiking Society: — Visit the redesigned AHS website (new in August 99) featuring links to hot issues, gear resources, the new Hiker's Information Center database, and more.  AHS is dedicated to promoting hiking and America's foot trails.

Appalachian Mountain Club: — Find out more about America's oldest conservation and recreation organization.

Leave No Trace: — Click here for complete information about LNT and resources to educate and create partnerships in respectful enjoyment of the great outdoors.

Mother Nature Network: — A beginner’s glossary of hiking and camping terms.

NOLS: — The National Outdoor Leadership School is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to teaching wilderness-oriented skills and leadership with a strong conservation focus.

Outward Bound USA: — Outward Bound is a non-profit adventure-education program offering challenging adventure activities designed to inspire self-esteem, self-reliance, concern for others and care for the environment.

Sierra Club: — The Sierra Club is a non-profit member-supported, public interest organization known for its local outings programs and its program to promote conservation of the natural environment.

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Updated 05/18/2022