Hungry Jack Outfitters


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.

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Latitude: 48.055164 Longitude: -90.444336 Elevation: 1793 ft
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Nancy Seaton

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.

Seasons Open

Hungry Jack Outfitters is open for the summer season, mid-May-the end of September.

Recreational Opportunities

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.

Driving Directions

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.

Eco-Friendly Notes

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.


Great setting. Outstanding service. Fantastic proprietors. Can't wait to go back!!!!

Steve Plowman, 6/15/2014

The Seatons have hosted my family for 10 years in a row. Dave and Nancy can help you find the beauty and adventure of The Boundary Waters.

Leslie Wheeler, 6/15/2014

Hungry Jack Outfitters is a wonderful place -- with great equipment and knowledgeable hosts -- Nancy and Dave Seaton -- tidy cabins, recently updated, right by the lake.. It couldn't be nicer or friendlier than here, with easy access to the Boundary Waters ...

Kay and Ron Bach, 6/16/2014

Hungry Jack Outfitters is one of our favorite locations in all of Northeastern Minnesota. We always start our Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness adventures from Hungry Jack's bunkhouses, which include a delicious breakfast including blueberry muffins. That alone is reason to stop and stay before a long canoe journey. We have all of our own gear, except for a second canoe, which we rent from Hungry Jack for a very reasonable price. We also utilize, and greatly value, the experience of Dave and Nancy Seaton with trail/trip planning. They know the best "secret spots" in the sometimes busy BWCAW and can direct you to the best campsites with the best solitude, the best fishing hotspots, and updates about portage conditions. Not only that, but they are very interesting and kind people to chat with...especially if you get them talking about their hobbies which include guitar-making (Dave) and watercolor painting/glass sculpting (Nancy).

Ron Hustvedt, 10/19/2014

What a trip....Caught fish on every lake we paddled. Dave and Nancy are awesome! They help plan your trip as if they were traveling on the trip. If it’s not good enough for them, then why send a customer there. Our equipment was top of the line. Especially appreciate the composite paddles. Dave noted detailed information on our map which helped us evaluate our trip options each night including specific campsites. Can't imagine any other outfitter when considering the Boundary waters, especially the eastern region.

Al, 07/2016, 7/11/2016

thanks for ur hard work

ty, 8/28/2016

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