Hungry Jack Outfitters provides information and gear for overnight canoe trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Canada’s Quetico Park. We’re located 30 miles up the Gunflint Trail National Scenic Byway from Grand Marais, MN. Stairway Portage and the US/Canadian border are just a short paddle from our dock. Accommodations include housekeeping cabins and private bunkhouse rooms.
Our tidy little cabins have the warm woods feel and the amenities to keep your family happy. Hungry Jack Lake is a top notch smallmouth bass lake. The Boundary Waters Wilderness is easily accessible from your private dock for day trips. Honeymoon Bluff at the east end of the lake offers a beautiful birds-eye view of the region and great sunsets.
Lodging Style and Amenities
You can enjoy all the Superior National Forest has to offer while staying in a 2 bedroom housekeeping cabin. You have your own private dock complete with a canoe or boat; charcoal grill; and deck with Adirondack chairs.
If you just need a place to stay before you head into the Wilderness on a canoe trip, the bunkhouse is waiting for you. Your party will have a clean, private room with bunk beds with full size mattresses and a table and chairs. The restroom facilities are in a separate building and are kept clean.
Hungry Jack Outfitters is open for the summer season, mid-May-the end of September.
While at Hungry Jack Outfitters you can:
Canoe to Stairway Portage, Duncan Lake, Rose Lake, Honeymoon Bluff, Daniels Lake and beyond.
Hike to Caribou Rock, Honeymoon Bluff, Stairway Portage and other hiking trails along the Gunflint Trail.
Bike the many gravel backroads.
Drive the Forest Service roads in search of moose and other wildlife
Fish for Smallmouth bass and Walleye on Hungry Jack Lake, or take day trips to other area lakes
Sit and watch the sunset.
Bird watch and find Loons, Pileated woodpeckers, and other north woods residents.
Listen to the loons, the wind in the pines and the quiet surrounding you.
Take the North Shore All American Road (hwy 61) from Duluth, MN to Grand Marais, MN. Turn inland onto the Gunflint Trail National Scenic Byway (cty rd 12) and travel 30 miles up to Hungry Jack Road (cty rd 21). One third mile down turn right onto South Hungry Jack Road. We are at the end of South Hungry Jack Road, 1.5 miles.
Hungry Jack Outfitters tries to protect our environment in all ways. We use 100% renewable wind energy. We recycle and encourage our guests to do the same. When possible we buy recycled products and use organic foods when available.
Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes
Dave and Nancy Seaton own and operate Hungry Jack Outfitters. They purchased HJO in 1991 and have raised their 2 boys on the Gunflint Trail.
In the winter months Dave builds custom guitars, many from local woods. He occationally teaches luthier classes at North House Folk School. Nancy is a locally known artist working in fused glass and watercolors. Her work can be seen at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais, MN. She also teaches at the Grand Marais Art Colony.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets are welcome in the Bunkhouse rooms. The housekeeping cabins are pet free.