Ice is out early on HJ lake

April 27, 2021

This beautiful loon photo was taken last summer by our good friend and longtime guest Eric Baker. He has many great phots on his website. You can reach him at: There are waves lapping against the shore, the loons... Read More

Summer Staff at HJO

March 15, 2021

Apply here 2021 job app *****All our positions are filled for the summer of 2021**** Each year we hire several staff members to help with outfitting folks for their BWCA adventures and cabin stays on Hungry Jack Lake. This summer... Read More

2021 is finally here

January 26, 2021

Howdy folks!  This last year has been crazy.  I’ll just leave it there.  2021 has to be better. A trip to the Boundary Waters is certainly a welcome addition to any year. BWCAW permits open tomorrow January 27th and we... Read More

We’re Open!

May 19, 2020

We’re open and looking forward to seeing you this summer.  We’re doing extra cleaning and disinfecting, but it’s the same place you come to to recharge your soul.  Call or email us to set up your escape. See you in... Read More

2020 at HJO

May 3, 2020

Dear Friends, The 2020 summer paddling season is almost upon us.  We will open when Minnesota is open for traveling away from home and the BWCAW is open for canoeing and camping. As you can imagine, Hungry Jack Outfitters will... Read More

BWCAW Permits 2019

December 28, 2018

New for 2019! BWCAW permit reservations will have a new process this year.  A new company has the contract to reserve, manage and issue permits.  We will still be reserving permits for most of our guests so if you want... Read More

Plein Air in the BWCAW

March 20, 2018

Plein air painting in the BWCAW September 4-6, 2018 Hungry Jack Outfitters is offering our 3rd Paint and Paddle trip to Duncan and Rose Lakes this fall. Plein Air painting instructor Neil Sherman will help you take your painting to the... Read More

Pooh just is

February 15, 2018

I’m re-reading The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff for the umpteenth time.  It’s a great bit of philosophy using Winnie the Pooh-isms and scenes from the great A. A. Milne children’s books to explain Taoism – The Way.  I... Read More

The woods are hugging me back…

February 15, 2018

Nancy and I were talking this morning about how we got here.  Thinking about how we both felt a special connection to the northern forest early in our lives.  Despite the cliché “tree-hugger” moniker we get for other reasons, we... Read More

Permits open up Jan 31

January 16, 2018

Boundary Waters entry permits will open up beginning January 31, 2018 for the coming summer season.  You don’t have to be ready that day but if you plan to start your trip on a holiday weekend, fishing opener or the... Read More

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