Clubs and Organizations: National and Great Lakes

Sea Kayaking Symposia
Outfitting, Instruction and Guiding
Winter Weather
Lake Superior Webcams
Odds and Ends


Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (WI)

Isle Royale National Park (MI)

Paddling Ontario (Canada)

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (MI)

Lake Superior Water Trail Association (MN shore water trail maps)

Minnesota Parks (MNDNR)

Neys Provincial Park (Ontario)

Pukaskwa National Park (Ontario)

Lake Superior Provincial Park (Ontario)


Clubs and Organizations (National)

American Canoe Association (ACA)

British Canoe Union (BCU)

Florida Sea Kayakers Association



Clubs and Organizations (Great Lakes Region)

Minnesota Canoe Association

Inland Sea Kayakers

Paddle Pushers, Brainerd, MN area club

Western Michigan Coastal Kayaker’s Association

Mad City Paddlers (Madison, WI)


Sea Kayaking Symposia

Two Harbors Kayak Festival, August,  Two Harbors, MN

Inland Sea Symposium, sort of cancelled: Bayfield, WI


Outfitting, Instruction, and Guiding

Caribou Expeditions, Goulais River, Ontario, Canada Caribou Expeditions

Living Adventure Inc. Bayfield, WI

Naturally Superior Adventures  Wawa, Ontario

Nordic Sports  East Tawas, MI

Superior Coastal Sports (formerly Cascade Kayaks) Grand Marais, MN

University of Sea Kayaking

White Squall  Parry Sound, Ontario (Georgian Bay)




Weather Underground – everything wx

National Weather Service Forecasts for MN and WI  (Bayfield Forecast is under Duluth zone)

Duluth Office of National Weather Service excellent site with marine forecasts, links to superior buoys and lightstation date, water temps, etc

Minnesota (and Wisconsin) Marine forecasts

Ontario Marine forecasts

Environment Canada weather forecasts

Jet Stream Position

USA combined radar map


Lake Superior Webcams

Bayfield, Wi Webcam (View of ferry docks with Basswood Island and Madeline Island in the background)

Duluth Shipping Channel (Lake Superior Marine Museum Association)

Duluth Webcam

Eagle Harbor, MI

Copper Harbor, MI

Soo Locks webcams

Granite Island Lightstation

Lake Superior at Rock Island Lodge Webcam – Wawa, Ontario, CA

(Naturally Superior Adventures)


Winter Weather

New Wind Chill Index Formula (2001)

Looking for open water? These might help…

NOAA Lakes Surface Environmental Analysis (GLSEA)

Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System, GLCFS – Great Lakes Surface Temps and Ice

Minnesota Streamflow Conditions

Minnesota Climatology Group

Shows ice out line for inland lakes during spring,

good snow depth map and ski trail conditions in winter

Midwest Snow Depth (Wunderground)


Odds and Ends

Canoe &AMP Kayak Magazine

Great Lakes Storm Surges

Lake Superior: November 26-27, 2001

NOAA – Great Lakes Storm Surges Lake Superior: November 26-27, 2001

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute – Coastal Natural Hazards

Great Lakes Shipping

They don’t call this site “boatnerd” for nothing.

Lighthouses of the Great Lakes

Maptech Server

You can print topo maps, nautical and aeronautical charts,

and navigational photos. (FREE!)