Nestled amongst tall trees with gorgeous scenery on the north shore of Talon Lake sits a wonderful gem of a place called Camp Conewango. The camp is located in Redbridge, Ontario, approximately 35 kilometres east of North Bay.
Surrounded by Crown land and the Mattawa River Provincial Park, it surely offers just the type of escape you’re looking for. The location alone is stunning, but there’s a reason guests come back year after year.
Love at First Sight
Hosts Chris and Wendy searched far and wide for the perfect place to fulfill their dreams of checking out of the busy city life to owning a camp in northern Ontario. After six years of looking, they found out about Camp Conewango, which was not actually for sale at the time. They fell in love with the camp from the moment they saw the lodge, the view throughout the property, the lush surrounding forests, and the quaint cottages.
Today, Wendy and Chris welcome guests year-round with options for overnight campers, seasonal campsites, and two cottages with a third cottage in the process of being built.
The campground has hot showers, restrooms, and laundry facilities available for guest use. The Cedar Cottage is fully equipped, sleeps four, and has it’s own private beach. The rustic yet stunning Log Cabin is over 100 years old, sleeps up to eight guests, and is also fully equipped. Both cottages have a screened in porch, picnic table, fire pit, and plenty of space and privacy.
Camp Conewango also has its own restaurant available to guests, and the food is absolutely delicious. There’s nothing like a cold drink and a hot meal with good company after a day spent outdoors.
Wendy and Chris worked hard at making some changes and updates around the camp since taking ownership in spring of 2016, but you’d think they have been there forever. Along with the seasonal guests, it seems like one big family at Camp Conewango.
A Welcoming Camp Culture
Upon visiting for the first time, Chris and Wendy discovered that the seasonal campers who have been part of the camp for many years prior have created a wonderful and very friendly community. These campers welcome the overnight guests and newcomers, creating friendships and fun memories at the camp for the young and the young-at-heart.
There are plenty of activities to keep guests of all ages busy throughout the seasons at Camp Conewango. Highlights include the annual fishing derby, or special events such as Christmas in July when Santa comes to visit bringing gifts for all the children at camp. Canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing are just a few more reasons why visitors love it here.
Guests will love making the short journey in to the breath-taking look out point, which offers the most spectacular view of the area. The camp also has a private beach along with a playground for children.
Talon Lake offers fantastic fishing with species including musky, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, lake trout, and more. You can bring your own watercraft along or rent canoes, kayaks or boats. There is plenty of room to roam and explore both on land and on the water.
There are also hunting opportunities in the area. During the colder months, the cottages are winterized and snowmobile trails run through the camp for easy access to the larger Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) Trail System.
The historic Nipissing Voyageur Passageway is popular for paddlers. Kayaks, canoes, and small boats can make their way into the Mattawa and North Rivers. The scenic Dead River is also a great place for exploring, fishing, and wildlife viewing. You’ll want to ensure you bring your camera along when you visit.
With so much to do, it’s not hard to see why Camp Conewango holds a special place in the hearts of seasonal visitors and newcomers alike.