Quetico Park Fishing Information

Quetico Park Fishing Information
Fishing is a great way to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Located along the Boundary Waters, Quetico Provincial Park attracts visitors year-round to enjoy this outdoor playground and fish its bountiful waters.


Quetico Park has an extensive network of lakes that once formed water routes serving as transportation means by Ojibway and fur traders. Protected since 1913, this wilderness retreat wasn't accessible by vehicle until 1954.


Quetico Park is located just north of the U.S.-Canada border, situated above Minnesota's boundary, south of Atikokan, Ontario.


Quetico Park is over one million acres of undeveloped wilderness, boasts over 600 lakes and is the Canadian counterpart to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) in the United States.


Quetico Park features a diverse population of fish, but the most popular includes lake trout, small mouth bass, walleye and northern pike.


Quetico Park has a few rules when fishing in the park. The park is accessible by car at two points and four points by canoe. Motorized boats, possession of smelt and using live bait, including crayfish, are prohibited.


Fishing licenses are available at all ranger stations in Quetico Park. Licenses must be in the possession of all people fishing in Quetico Park.

Article Written By A.C. Bauer

A.C. Bauer is a seasoned adventurist with explorations spanning four continents, including hiking Machu Picchu, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, running the Ice Age Trail and road biking out of her front door. She has written marketing materials for eight years and worked for Red Bull, Disney and Dick's Sporting Goods, and received a master's in recreation and sport science from Ohio University.

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