about the destination
As a loon breeding area, and a home to an abundant eagle population you are sure to have some cool encounters with wildlife on your trip. The flowage also boasts dozens of small islands, peninsulas, and inlets that make for premier camping and fishing.
You’ll spend a few days paddling and exploring the flowage, camping on private islands or secluded inlets each night. With something for everyone, you’re sure to have fun, make life-long memories, and experience God in awe-inspiring ways.
The week begins at Amnicon, where you have a day or preparation and orientation to learn everything you need to know, such as how to pack and what to do if your canoe tips. We do a big campfire on our sandy beach of Lake Superior that night. The next morning, we drive you out to the Flowage. You spend each day paddling and exploring, and then setting up camp each afternoon. There is time to swim, relax, and play before cooking dinner over the fire. You end each evening with a meaningful community conversation around the fire. At the end of your trip, we’ll pick you up and bring you back to Amnicon. You’ll spend your last night sleeping under the stars on our sandy beach of Lake Superior. It’s AWESOME!
frequently asked questions
What COVID precautions are you taking?
Amnicon Adventures are remarkably amenable to COVID precautions. You won’t interact with anyone outside your group, and all group activities will take place outdoors. We encourage all of our staff and campers to get vaccinated and to follow CDC guidelines in case of known exposure.
Amnicon has successfully run wilderness trips throughout the pandemic with ZERO known instances of COVID transmission on our site.
There are a few other precautionary measures we’re taking as well. If you’re interested, click here to read our full COVID response policies.
Who can come on this trip?
Trip participants must be:
- At least 11 years old on the first day of the trip,
- In reasonably good health,
- Able to lift and carry 30 pounds over a short distance,
- Able to swim 25 yards and tread water for 30 seconds while wearing a USCG certified Personal Floatation Device (life jacket)
- Able to walk half a mile over uneven terrain without assistance, AND
- Have a licensed medical practitioner sign a health form certifying that they are healthy enough to engage in the kinds of activities we’ll do on this trip.
Anyone with a chronic medical condition must:
- Be able to manage their own care without assistance,
- Bring all their own medications and supplies,
- Be willing and able to communicate with Amnicon staff if they’re not doing well,
- Have experience managing their condition during prolonged periods of increased stress & activity, AND
- Have not had any medical emergencies within the last year.
If you have questions about whether this trip will be a good fit for you, don’t hesitate to contact us! Call 715-364-2602, email email@example.com, or click the button below.
What are the guides like?
Our wilderness guides are amazing, and you’ll love them. We send two highly trained individuals with each group. They will be at least 19 years old, and have been chosen because they have demonstrated an impressive level of maturity, care of creation, and a desire to connect with and serve our campers. We do our best to hire a diverse staff every year, and often hire staff from overseas! Amnicon does not discriminate in our hiring based on gender identity, sexual orientation, race, country of origin, or religious affiliation.
What are the bathroom facilities like?
Campsites have pit toilets that are often referred to as “Ranger Boxes”. They are down a path and out of view of the campsite. It’s like sitting on a toilet seat without any walls. It might be a little weird your first time, but once you get used to it, the view is quite nice! And no walls means they usually don’t smell bad.
Is there any portaging?
Nope! The flowage is all one contiguous waterway.
Is there time for swimming?
Usually there is ample time to swim on this trip, and many of the campsites have excellent swimming areas. If swimming is a priority for you, let your guide know so they can make it happen!