Packbasket Adventures Lodge in The Adirondacks New York
Packbasket Adventures Lodge Wanakena Adirondacks New York Fishing Guide Service Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: Rick Kovacs and Angie Oliver

Guestrooms: 4

Address: P.O. Box 136, 12 South Shore Rd. Ext., Wanakena, NY 13695 USA

Telephone/Fax: (315) 848-3488

Activities/Attractions: Our incredible natural resources present a wonderful opportunity for the beginning or seasoned naturalist. We offer custom excursions for the birder looking to add to their life list or the wildlife photographer seeking that perfect picture. You can explore the ecology of our rivers or the geology of our mountains. There are bogs and eskers waiting to be discovered with many plants, flowers and wildlife unique to the area and representative of the ecosystems of the far north.

  • In summertime, a paddler's paradise awaits with six nearby rivers offering both quiet flat water and exhilarating whitewater
  • The Oswegatchie River leads to some of the last remaining stands of virgin timber in the Adirondack Park and connects by carry to other watersheds
  • The numerous rivers, lakes and backcountry ponds offer up brook trout, brown trout, small and large mouth bass, northern pike and panfish with little fishing pressure
  • We have access to both private and public hunting territory
  • We can also act as an outfitter for your hunting trip by setting up a fully provisioned outpost camp in a true Adirondack wilderness setting
  • State hiking trails are well maintained and navigate through a variety of habitats with a gentle grade
  • There is mountain biking terrain for all abilities here; quiet wooded roadways without motorized traffic and rugged trails through designated Wild Forest
  • Visitor can count on plenty of snow. The rolling terrain and designated trails are perfect for a day's exploration on cross country skis or snowshoes

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General Information: Welcome to Packbasket Adventures Lodge and Guide Service ... located in Wanakena, New York in the least traveled and some say, the most beautiful part of the Adirondacks - the northwest foothills. This is a land of aromatic softwoods and robust hardwoods, pristine lakes, sparkling rivers and innumerable ponds. It is the domain of the beaver and the bald eagle, the bobcat and the snowshoe hare. The terrain is rolling, with established trails leading to fine outlooks, through tall pines, past breath-taking waterfalls.

The base for Packbasket Adventures is our lodge, located on the fabled Oswegatchie River, famous for its scenic beauty, remote wildness and fine sport. The river flows through Wanakena into Cranberry Lake, which has 40 of its 55 miles of shoreline State protected and waiting to be explored. Our newly constructed lodge consists of 4 bedrooms with private baths.

  • Each room is finely appointed in the lodge style, making for a cozy return at the end of the day's adventure
  • The first floor of the lodge is wheelchair accessible
  • The second floor bedrooms are connected by a balcony, perfect for a group or family
  • A stately great room with fireplace gives one an opportunity to relax with other guests
  • In contrast, the study offers a peaceful retreat with connections by telephone and Internet to the outside world
  • Rounding out the accommodations, our riverside dining room allows the sight and sound of the river to be enjoyed during meals
  • All rooms have a single and double bed with private bath
  • Extra cot available upon request
  • The lodge is a smoke free accommodation and pets are not allowed
  • Dietary and physical limitations are cheerfully accommodated

Hearty and healthy, the cuisine we offer to our guests is a guiltless exploration of the best the Adirondack North Country has to offer. Our meals are served family style and include a sampling of the wild and sophisticated. When combined with the friendly conversation of a small number of guests, each is the perfect beginning or ending to the day.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).


Includes full breakfast.

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