In 2007 the McCloughan family bought Bearskin Lodge and moved to the Gunflint Trail.. We had always loved Northern Minnesota and spent a great deal of time there, so the lodge seemed like a good fit. Bearskin Wilderness Outfitters was born as an excuse to involve ourselves further into another passion of ours, canoe camping and wilderness travel. It is our hope that we can provide the same level of service and attention to detail that Bearskin Lodge is so well known for. Our outfitters is smaller than most, but as such, we intend to be able to handle each group more personally, taking extra time to make sure that your route is the right route for you, and that your gear will leave you equipped to enjoy this beautiful area and meet any challenges that may come up during your trip. Our hope is that when you outfit with us you will be as comfortable on the trail as in one of our cabins.