Jim Brandenburg's Bush Camp

Bush Camp in Northwoods of MinnesotaBush Camp in Northwoods of MinnesotaPhoto credit: Jim Brandenburg

Jim Brandenburg’s bush camp at Judd Lake holds a special place in the Northwoods of Minnesota. The lake’s pristine water and abundant wildlife provide the perfect frame for Brandenburg to capture award-winning photographs for National Geographic and other publications. Located in the Fernberg Corridor, east of Ely, the camp is adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

This property is situated within the artic watershed just a few miles south of the Canadian border and surrounded by the Boundary Waters, the most visited wilderness area in the country. After more than a decade of work with The Trust for Public Land, and with funding from the Leuthold Wilderness Foundation, Jim and Judy Brandenburg created an iconic place for all when they protected this unbroken stretch of hundreds of acres of wild land surrounding beautiful Judd Lake.

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