Packsack's First-Class Tent Camping Set-up

For those of you who wish to take a more relaxed approach to a Boundary Waters MN camping trip, we at Packsack Canoe Trips offer a fully outfitted, First-Class Campsite Set-up package. With this package, we help portage you into any one of the qualifying lakes that you choose, provide camp set-up and can fully outfit with our gear and meal plans. This is a premier service designed to simplify your trip or make a BWCA trip very possible for those with physical limitations.



To begin, we have you choose what entry point and dates you would prefer and we will make sure permits are available. We’ll do much of the hard work while we help you get to your campsite – driving the boats and moving gear across portages. Assistance, of course, is very welcomed!



Once we get you to a great campsite and unload all gear, we send you out fishing while we set up your camp. The equipment that we send along is more luxurious than traditional Boundary Waters MN camping equipment. We provide you with large cabin style tents that come furnished with cots, Therm-a-Rests, heavy duty sleeping bags and large soft pillows. We set up a screened in dining tent where you will have the full comfort of cooking your own meals on a large 4 burner propane stove. We also provide tables and chairs for your dining convenience. The menu that we send along is upgraded from normal freeze-dried camp food to fresh meals every day and we will send along a cooler with Ice, to keep your fresh meals ultra-fresh and your beverages refreshingly cold.

The select area lakes and rates are as follows:
  • Trout Lake (overnight paddle or overnight motor permit required)

  • Basswood Lake (Pipestone or Jackfish Bays only. Overnight paddle, or overnight motor permit required)

  • Snowbank Lake (overnight paddle, or overnight motor permit required)

  • Ella Hall (overnight paddle permit required)

Rates are per person per day, 2 person minimum, 5 day minimum

  • All trips are subject to permit availability

  • Children under 12, take 20% off

  • Extra fees: Permit/camping fees, fishing license fees, portage fees, live bait fees, outboard motor gas (at current rate)

  • For boat and motor trips 15, HP motors will be used, add an additional $25 per motor if 25 HP is preferred

  • A nonrefundable deposit of $100 per person is required

  • Reserve now! Overnight Motor Permits are limited!!

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P.O. Box 780, Ely, MN 55731

129 Winton Point Rd. Winton, MN 

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