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General Information
Timber Lake Scout Camp
1 ha (2 acres)
Highway 533, Mattawan, ON (Map may be inaccurate)
50 km northeast of North Bay
31L/6: North Bay
Scouts Canada, Northern Ontario Council, West Ferris Scout Group
Mike Kenney
+1 705 497 5969
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.

Natural shoreline and dock in Timber Lake
Tenting sites: Yes
Adirondack shelters: No
Villages: No
Cabins: Yes
Drinking water: No
Emergency phone: No
Mobile phone coverage: Unknown
Electric vehicle charging: 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
Hiking trails: Yes
Formal campfire circle: Yes
Chapel: No
Compass course: No
Obstacle course: No
Pioneering supplies: No
Archery: No
Riflery: No
Sledding: Yes
Snowshoes available: No
Skis available: No
Low ropes course: Unknown
High ropes course: No
Bouldering: Unknown
Rock climbing: No
Rappelling: No
Mountain bike trail: No
Mountain bikes available: No
Skating rink: No
Volleyball: No
Sports field: No
Fishing: Yes
Snorkeling equipment: No
Sailboats available: No
Lake frontage: Yes
Canoeable water: Yes
Canoes available: No
Kayaks available: No
Section summer camp program: No

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