Zups Fishing Resort and Canoe Outfitters with lakeside cabins on Lac La Croix, Minnesota

Zup's Fishing Resort & Canoe Outfitters
on Lac La Croix Lake

Zup's Resort and Canoe Outfitters Location

Experience the memory of paddling, fishing and exploring the western edge of the Quetico Park

Our canoe outfitting base is located on an island in Lac La Croix on the Canadian side, it's in the western portion of the Quetico Park and BWCAW. Zup's has been outfitting canoe trips since 1936 - tempering the wilderness just enough for human beings to enter and enjoy. A view from the air is available here.

Lac La Croix is a border lake surrounded by Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) to the south, and to the north lies the pristine beauty of Ontario's Quetico Park. Both are protected canoe parks, with no road access, La Croix easily boasts some of the finest fishing in the world. Our waters are home to an abundant number of smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, lake trout, crappie, sturgeon, brook trout and white fish.

Our accommodations include:  Our Main Camp | Private Pine Island Tent Camp | Check out our location from the air

Our location proves to be our greatest asset. Our main base is located on a pine studded island on Lac La Croix in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

Zup's Resort and Canoe Trip Outfitters


We are accessible by boat from Crane Lake, Minnesota. You'll enter Ontario through a Water Customs Station located on Sand Point Lake. No more waiting in the long summer lines at the Customs Inspection line at the border in International Falls for a Canadian fishing trip. Spend hours of drive time fishing instead! Crane Lake is located off of Highway 53 North, 28 miles from Orr, Minnesota via Highway 23. After a short towboat ride and checking through customs, [you'll need to have your driver's license, birth certificate or passport with you] you arrive at Dawson Portage. The portage entails a 4 mile bus ride across the Canadian wilderness. On the Lac La Croix side of Dawson, our towboats take you a short distance to the Lodge. You can be at Zup's 1 hours after leaving Crane Lake. Another option is our thrilling jet boat ride through the Vermilion River to Lac La Croix.

Direct seaplane flights are available from Crane Lake, Ely and International Falls, Minnesota. Northwest Airlines services all northern airports. We offer airport shuttles from Duluth and Hibbing to Crane Lake, Minnesota.

U.S. Customs requires a passport for re-entry to the United States

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is a federally designated wilderness area located on the Superior National Forest in Minnesota and bordering Quetico Provincial Park in Canada. As the BWCAW is part of the U.S. Wilderness Preservation System, there are rules and regulations to help preserve this unique place. Please visit the following website for further information: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/superior/bwcaw/

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Zup's Fishing Resort & Canoe Outfitters
on Lac La Croix Lake

Valid for the 2016 season

Winter Address
1918 Pine Tree Trail
Ely, Minnesota 55731
Fax: 218-365-7001

E-Mail: info@zupsresort.com


Summer Address
H.C. 3  Box 80
Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
Fax: 807-485-2491