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P.O. Box 780, Ely, MN 55731

129 Winton Point Rd. Winton, MN 

PackSack Canoe Trips and Log Cabins created by Nicholas Ott

Stories and Tips: For Boundary Waters Minnesota Camping

September 24, 2019


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 wh...

May 4, 2019

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 B...

July 23, 2017

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 c...

April 28, 2017

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...

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Anyone choosing to experience their first Boundary Waters Minnesota camping trip can benefit from the Tips and Stories we share. Our tips often address issues surrounding safety, courtesy or etiquette, fishing, historical sites to visit or any information to help you have a more comfortable trip.


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