Black Bear Camp Fishing|
P. O. Box 280, Birch Lake
P0P 2G0 Canada
Toll Free: 1-888-440-2887 Local 866-7070
Hosts: Vicki and Bob Lowe
Black Bear Camp is a quiet wilderness three season lodge located on the north shore of beautiful Birch Lake in Northeastern Ontario, approximately six hours north of Toronto, three hours east of Sault Ste. Marie, ON (MI) or one hour west of Sudbury, ON. We have ten waterfront housekeeping log and frame cabins, 10 family campsites and 25 seasonal sites.
Member of: NOTO (Northern Ontario Tourist Outfitters), Ducks Unlimited Canada, OFAH (Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters).
FISH: walleye (opens 3rd Saturday of May - possession limit of one fish over 18.1" - (restocked for last ten years), smallmouth bass (opens last Saturday in June), lake trout (Jan 1 to Sept. 30 - restocked for last ten years), jumbo perch (open year around - no limits), whitefish (open year around), northern pike (open year around) and nearby brook trout (Jan 1 - Sept. 30 - varied restocking yearly).
ADVENTURE: ATVing (Clubs welcome - hundreds of miles of crown land and logging roads to explore - helmets and insurance required), rock climbing, water skiing, wind surfing, mountain biking, swimming, hunting, hiking, 10% discount on cottages and camping for OFAH members and ATV Club Members (one discount per group) - current year membership card required for discount - excludes July and August.
FAMILY VACATIONS: Swimming (safe 600'natural sandy bottom beach with no sudden drop offs), swim raft, playground, store, ice, bait, souvenirs, sauna, fishing, boating, hiking and biking trails, ATVing, photography, painting, (incredible scenery) campfires, shore lunches, berry and mushroom picking, site seeing, canoeing, pedal boat, bocce lawn bowling, crochet, horseshoes, picnics and just plain old relaxing.
AMERICAN PLAN: Pre-bookings only. Have one two or three all you can eat meals per day, minimum of four people per booking - not available in July and August.
CABINS/COTTAGES: We have ten log and frame clean lakefront cabins that are fully equipped for housekeeping, dishes, pots and pans, cutlery, propane stove with oven, full electric fridge with top freezer, woodstove for heat (wood supplied), electric lights, electric coffee pot, electric toaster, running cold well water, inside portta potties plus private clean outhouse, table and chairs, beds with pillows and pillow cases, fire pit, picnic table and a central shower building with hot and cold water.
AVAILABLE AT CAMP: Boats and motors, gas and oil, docking, boat launch, bait, ice, fishing tackle, licences, store with the basics, shirts and hats, sauna, playground, horseshoes, swimming, biking, hiking and ATV trails, central shower, laundry, pay phone (phone cards only), family campground, pedal boat and canoe.
PETS: Must be quiet, leashed and cleaned up after right away. You will be responsible for any damages (i.e. screens, furniture). Unfriendly animals not welcome!
Page # 2 AREA ATTRACTIONS: Webbwood: (20 minutes) Gas, Corner Store with Liquor and Beer, Post Office, Churches. Espanola: (30 Minutes) Shopping (Department and Grocery), gas, Bingo, Restaurants + Fast Food (KFC, McDonalds, Wendy's, Dairy Queen, Tim Horton's), Domtar Paper Mill Tour, banks, liquor and beer, golf, churches. Massey: (40 minutes) Museum, golf, bingo, churches, bank, shopping (grocery and department), gas. Manitoulin Island: (1 hour to all day) Great day trip (site seeing), nice beaches, shopping, gift shops, ferry ride, golf, nature walks, native crafts. Sudbury: (60 - 75 minutes) Science North (hands on science for all ages), IMAX theatre, mall shopping, grocery shopping, movie theatres, Big Nickel mine tours, boat tours, churches, golf, restaurants plus fast food and much more.
DISCOUNTS: (excluding July and August) OFAH - 10%, ATV Club Members - 10% Church Groups - no charge for picnic area. Youth Groups - no charge camping. No charge for seniors visiting guests at Black Bear Camp.
WE ACCEPT: VISA, MASTERCARD, Canadian and US cash, Bank Travelers Cheques. Deposits on cabins: $100 CND or US payable within two weeks of booking by personal cheque or money order (sorry we cannot accept credit card information over the radio telephone system or internet - not secure). Sorry, not able to accept debit cards payments, due to the remote radio telephone. Will be able to in summer of 2005.
REFERENCES: More Upon Request - These are some of our regulars.
RESERVATIONS: Reservations are recommended, especially for the larger cabins and for July, August and long weekends. If you can't keep your reservation, please call and cancel. Cabin deposits refunded up to 30 days prior to reservation less 25% handling fees.
CAMPFIRES: Permitted at each campsite and cabin during the hours of 7 PM - 10 AM Only. Wood may be purchased from the store.
BAIT: We sell worms and artificial tackle. Do not transport leeches across the border - prohibited as of 2000. Leeches and minnows available in Espanola and Massey.
CUSTOMS: Anyone with a DWI must make special arrangements before crossing the border or you may be turned away. You are allowed to bring one 40 oz. bottle of liquor OR 24 cans/bottles of beer AND the following: 1 carton of cigarettes, 50 cigars, 200 tobacco sticks, 200 grams of tobacco, perfume and gifts. Alcohol and tobacco products may not be declared as gifts. Plus your regular food and clothing items and 5 gallons of gas plus whatever is in your vehicle or boat.
PICTURES AND MORE INFORMATION: http://www.blackbearcamp.com please go to "Photo Gallery" or "Rates".