All BWCAW outfitters, camping guides, fishing guides, towboat services, and the communities that service Boundary Waters campers need your help! The Forest Service is looking for public comment on it's Recreation Commercial Services Needs Assessment.
For the past 30 months, the U.S. Forest Service has been conducting a study on Recreational Commercial services provided in the Superior National Forest. This study started when the environmental group Wilderness Watch sued th
The open water season is here! The lakes are free of ice, the walleye and pike are spawning, and folks across the country are flocking to their local bait and tackle shops to load up on the latest and greatest tackle and fishing gear. If you are fishing the Ely area this year, and looking for a deal on jigs and slip bobbers, don’t you go and break your budget at Bass Pro Shops, stop by Packsack and check out “Jim’s Jig’s and Bobbers”! Jim Smith is a long-time Packsack fisherm
For those guests that are either considering complete vs. partial outfitting, or have an outfitted trip scheduled with Packsack, we have built an orientation video for you to watch. This video is about 15 minutes long, and is the same orientation when your group arrives onsite – no matter if you have already watched the video. The content of this orientation has been carefully put together over 20 years to help your group be comfortable with the equipment we provide and how e
While many of our guests are seasoned BWCA enthusiasts, we regularly hear horror stories of poor awareness for or poor technique in proper portage etiquette. The purpose of this article is to share with you best practices in portaging so as to minimize frustration and maximize everyone’s enjoyment of this unique wilderness. A little knowledge goes a long way. When you paddle up to the portage, it is acceptable to hit ground at the center of the portage as long as no one is al