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Timber Lake Scout Camp

Updated: 2012-01-17. Something not right? Please update the information.
Size1 ha (2 acres)
Coordinates46.501684,-79.010812
Street AddressHighway 533, Mattawan, ON (Map may be inaccurate)
Nearest town50 km northeast of North Bay
NTS Map31L/6: North Bay
Operated byScouts Canada, Northern Ontario Council, West Ferris Scout Group
InformationWeb Site; Contact: Mike Kenney; Phone: +1 705 497 5969
BookingsSame as above
AccommodationFacilitiesProgram
Tenting sites: Yes
Adirondack shelters: No
Villages: No
Cabins: Yes
Drinking water: No
Emergency phone: No
Mobile phone coverage: Unknown
Picnic tables: No
Cooking shelters: No
Appliances in cabins: Yes
On-site store: No
Shopping nearby: No
Showers: Yes
Indoor washrooms: No
Wheelchair washroom: No
Swimming
Natural shoreline and dock in Timber Lake
Opportunities
Hiking trails, formal campfire circle, sledding, fishing, lake frontage, canoeable water.

Description

Timber Lake Scout Camp has been owned by West Ferris Scout Group since 1958. The camp is on the north shore of Timber Lake at the eastern end. The camp is situated on the side of a large hill overlooking the lake.

Timber Lake is an ideal lake for canoe training. It is about 4.5 km long. Since it is just 400 m wide, even in the highest winds the lake surface will only see a minor chop. Lake trout is the native fish in the lake. The MNR stocks it with splake every year. Access to the camp is either a 150 m canoe ride or a 1 km hike on a good trail with a wood bridge.

The cabin has 19 bunks and room for more cots. Four of the cots are in a separate room. The kitchen has a sink with drainage (no running water) and a propane cooking range. The cabin is insulated and heated by an air-tight wood stove which makes it cozy even on those -30 days that are common in the winter.

The water in the lake is pristine clear and great for swimming, but as per today's standards it should be boiled before drinking. There is a campfire pit along the shore for your enjoyment, surrounded by majestic pines and cedars. The nearest seasonal cottage is over a kilometre down the lake, so you will find it very private. Watch for the friendly mink that lives in the area.

For More Information

InformationWeb Site; Contact: Mike Kenney; Phone: +1 705 497 5969
BookingsSame as above

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