We always get ask which map is best, I always that they each have there good qualities and it really depends of what you information you want. I will say that the Fisher is one our best sellers followed by the Voyageur Map. The Mckenzie map is popular with people who want to fish because of the contour depths that are on the lakes. So here is the information on each map to help you make your decision on what map you should use for you trip!
The “F” series maps are our most recent set of maps taken from U.S. Forestry and Canadian topographical base. Scale is 1-1/2″ to the mile, more than twice the scale of our 1952 (100-series) maps. This map base provides the ultimate in accuracy and detail including land contours and lake bottom contours where that information is available on the Minnesota side of the border. U.S. Forestry map base originates from U.S. Geological Survey source material. This “F” series of maps will be of interest to the hiker, backpacker, and hunter as well as those traveling the waters of the canoe country. The maps are printed in four colors on a polypropylene base paper affording maximum readability. They are completely waterproof and will hold up with the roughest handling. Campsite, portage, trail, and other relevant information on the Minnesota side is provided and reviewed annually by the U.S. Forest Service for accuracy. Size 22-1/2″ x 28-1/2″, Scale 1-1/2″ = 1 mile, Waterproof
Are high quality, rugged, waterproof guides and maps to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), Quetico Provincial Park, Isle Royale, Voyageurs National Park, Lake Superior, Apostle Islands, and the surrounding lakes region. These tough waterproof maps are designed to assist users in Canoeing, Portaging, Fishing, and Hiking in and around these natural wilderness areas.
- Water depth contours where available
- Full topographic details with hill shading
- UTM navigation information (a must for GPS users)
- Many other important details to make navigation easier and more efficient.
McKenzie Maps are printed in full color with hill shading to emphasize elevations, and are printed on high quality, rugged, waterproof plastic paper to endure rough outdoor conditions. Our highly detailed BWCA/Quetico maps are 25″ x 30″ at a scale of 1:31680, approximately 2″ = 1 mile, and cover an area approximately 144 square miles. Other maps vary in size and scale; you will find that information in the individual map descriptions. The maps are reviewed annually by Park and Forest Service officials, DNR officials, guides, outfitters and resort owners.
Are the newest map to use for the Boundary Waters Canoe trip. They have map only 10 maps to complete the whole area. Voyageur maps cover larger areas with more lakes. Ten jumbo maps cover the entire BWCA in beautiful detail. Laid out for the canoeist with crisp, clear lake outline; portage and campsite information; and detailed topographic lines. Lake contour coverage for those who love to fish, plus summaries of DNR fish surveys. An excellent overview map and full lake name index of the whole BWCA on the back of each map with historical notes as well.
- Forest Service and Outfitter reviewed!
- Dimensions: 38 3/4″ x 28 3/4″
- Folds to 6″ x 10″
- Waterproof paper
- Weight: 4 oz.