• What type of communications are there at camp?

    Communications by smoke signals are excellent (depending on the wind). Two way communication requires a mutually understood code. Messages are not kept thus ensuring complete privacy (unless recorded photographically, of course).


    There is NO cell phone service on our lakes (sounds wonderful, eh?).  Satellite phones are available for rent while staying at an outpost cabin.


    Our main method of communication is by radio phone. Radio phones are available for emergency contact at our lodges. Please direct your family to call 807 868 2208 to reach you during your stay. Guests are more than welcome to use our radio phone to call home or work. 


    WI-FI is available in close proximity to the main office at our Buck Cabins location. It's not high speed, but is better than smoke signals! We reserve the right to restrict access to meet camp needs. Our bandwidth is limited and once we reach capacity, we are slowed right down slower than a turtle until our monthly renewal date. We ask guests to use the internet to soley check emails and weather. We also request that you do not upload, download or stream anything. We appriciate your co-operation with this policy and encourage you to pick up the radio phone and call your family directly. You know, like in the olden days...... 



  • How rustic are the cabins

    The cabins are very comfortable and not really that rustic!. Excellent light during the day through large windows, comfortable mattresses and fresh linens make it feel like home. Each cabin has it's own private dock and is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare meals.

  • How is the fishing

    Excellent, you are almost always sure of a good catch.

  • Can we hunt too

    In season you can

  • Where are you located

    We are located in Northern Ontario, Canada. Access to our lodges and outposts is by float plane from Hornepayne, ON.

    For more information, click HERE

  • Who flies your guests?

    We charter our flights through Forde Lake Air Services located on Government Lake Rd in Hornepayne, ON.

  • Will the owners be on site?

    We, the owners and operators reside on Buck Lake from opening to closing every year and look forward to spending time with our guests.

  • What is an outpost cabin?

    An outpost cabin is a secluded cabin with a more rustic vibe.

  • Do I need a guide on Buck Lake?

    We do not feel a guide is needed. When you arrive we will sit down with you in your cabin and go over the lake map, let you know where the fish have been biting and what they have been hitting on. We also call you a week prior to your arrival to let you know what the hot lure or colour has been.

    If you would like a guide, one is available for you. A whole day or half, it's up to you!

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    You may cancel your reservation prior to April 1st for a full refund. After April 1st, your deposit will be honoured for one year.

  • What is your privacy policy?


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  • Buck & Bingwood Differences

    Buck Cabins and Bingwood Cabins have a total of 11 cabins on Buck Lake. Bingwood Cabins is located at the mouth of the river and Buck is a mile and a half east of Bingwood. Buck Cabins will become home to our main lodge with meals in 2022 when construction is complete. Services and amenities are the same at both locations. Both lodges run with generated electricity and all cabins have full bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets. Bingwood Cabins are of log construction while Buck Cabins are of frame construction. 

  • Do you provide hunting gear

    We have some available, please contact us if going for big game (elephants, tigers, etc.)

  • What kind of plane will we fly in?

    Forde Lake Air Services operates a fleet of 3 DeHavilland Beavers. These planes will seat 4 plus the pilot.

  • How rustic are outpost cabins?

    While our cabins are clean and well equipped with all your cooking needs they also provide another level of seclusion. Outpost cabins are wired for electricty; gas generators are supplied. Our outpost cabins are equipped with propane stoves, electric or propane fridges and electric and propane lights. 

    White Owl Lake Outpost has a gas powered water pump that is used to fill up a holding tank to provide gravity fed water into the kitchen.


  • Where can I spend the night prior to departure

    Forde Lake Air Services offers overnight accomodations that will sleep up to 8 people. Accomodations are located on site at the airbase with a fully equipped kitchen. All linens are supplied. For more information or to make reservations please contact Ken at 705-943-0627.

    White River Motel in White River, is a great place to spend the night prior to your departure. Dining options are located directly across the street. 800-822-5887

    The Continental Motel in White River is also an option. They have a restaurant on site. 800-822-3616

    Paws Northern Cabins is along hwy 631 in White River. I have heard good things about them. 807-822-1987.

    Allow 1 hour and 15min to drive from White River to the airbase. 

  • Do you supply fishing gear

    Most people bring their own fishing gear but if you are a beginner or unable to travel with your gear, we can hook you up.

    We are part of the Experience Fishing program where we can supply fishing rods and instructions to help you be successful.

  • Is it dangerous

    Only when you cross the street. There aren't any streets so you are safe. We have paths only.

  • What are the weight restrictions?

    Each beaver will carry a total of 1200lbs (four people and gear).

  • Do you offer Moose hunts?

    We offer archery hunts beginning in mid-September and rifle hunts open in early October.

    Please call us to discuss hunting options.

  • What extra things do I need for an outpost trip?

    In addition to your food, you will require a sleeping bag, bath and kitchen towels, bait, fish packing supplies, life preservers, first aid kit, flash light.

  • Where are Buck Lake Lodges and Outposts located?


    Accessible only by air, Buck Lake Lodges and Outposts are 15-30 minute flight time from Hornepayne in Northern Ontario, Canada.

  • Is commercial flying possible?

    Although there are no commercial flights into Hornepayne, it is home to a 3500' paved runway. The nearest commercial airport is in Sault Ste Marie. From Sault Ste Marie you can either charter a float plane and fly directly into camp or rent a car and make the scenic 4.5 hour drive to Hornepayne. We would be happy to make these arrangements for you.

  • What species of fish can I expect to catch?

    Our lakes have healthy populations of Walleye, Northern Pike and Jumbo Perch.

  • Do you offer bear hunts?

    We run a limited number of archery bear hunts beginning in mid-August.

    Please call to discuss your hunting options.

  • What do I need to cross the border?

    Entry into Canada requires proof of citizenship. Returning to the states requires a passport or enhanced drivers license.

    For more travel information please visit Canada Border Services website.


  • How many lodges are there?

    We have two lodges, Buck Cabins and Bingwood Cabins. Both are located on Buck (Obakamiga) Lake

  • Where do I get bait for my outpost trip?

    To reduce the risk of introducing invasive species and diseases to our lakes, we require you to purchase bait locally. Pre-order your bait from G&L Variety in Hornepayne. You can pick it up your order in town or have it delivered to the airbase.

  • Are there bears

    Yes, and moose and beavers and eagles too! Its a nature photographers delight!

  • How do I get there?

    • If you are traveling from the United Stated, cross into Canada at Sault Ste Marie and travel north along the Trans Canada highway 17 to highway 631. Head north on 631 to Hornepayne. The drive along the shore of Lake Superior is stunning with spectacular scenery, scenic lookouts and opportunities for exploring. It takes approximately 4.5 hours to drive from Sault Ste Marie, ON to Hornepayne.
    • From Southern Ontario, travel north along the Trans Canada highway 17 to the town of White River. Turn right and head north on hwy 631 and continue for another 60 miles to Hornepayne.
    • Another option is to take the VIA train from Toronto or one of the stops along the way. Relax the whole way and let us meet you in Hornepayne and bring you down to the airbase for your flight into camp.
  • Can I fly my own plane?

    If your plane is on floats, you can land directly in front of your cabin. Wheeled aircraft can land on Hornepayne's 3500' paved runway. Transportation to the float plane base is easily arranged. Aviation fuel is available in Hornepayne.

    To reduce the risk of introducing invasive species into our lakes, your plane will be required to be dry docked for 24 hours prior to your landing on our lakes.

  • Can I take fish home?

    Yes, you may take your limit of fish home with you.

  • Where are the hunts conducted?

    Bear hunts are conducted on Buck Lake while moose hunts are run from one of our outpost locations or on Buck Lake.



  • Are there any other outfitters on Buck Lake?

    No, we are the one and only outfitter on Buck Lake. There are no other buildings or structures on the lake, just trees!

  • What are the fishing regulations?

    You can find the current fishing regulations at the link below. Buck Lake Lodges and Outposts are located in zone 7.

    Fishing Regulations


  • Where do I catch the plane?

    You will find the airbase on Government Lake Road just south of town. In Hornepayne, turn left on Third Avenue and continue to drive 5 miles to Forde Lake Air Services. Third Avenue will change into Government Lake Road.

  • What can I expect for weather?

    I have seen it snow in July, and have experienced 90+ degree weather in May! Please check weather forecasts prior to your arrival.

  • How big is the lake?

    Buck Lake is 7400 acres and you can access neighbouring Granite Hill Lake through the 3 mile long Buck river for over 11,000 acres of water.

  • Where do I get a fishing license?

    Fishing licenses can be easily purchased online through the Ministry's of Natural Resources website. When purchasing online. you can print your license and outdoors card immediately and save a copy to your computer.

    Buy your fishing license here

    The Canadian Carver Trading Post north of Sault Ste Marie and Young's General Store are great places to stop and purchase your licenses. Bait is available here too.



  • When is the best time to come?

    Anytime is the best time!


    "The solution to any problem is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the  trip" John Gierach


  • Do you have an ice machine?

    Yes, we do. Both our lodge locations are equipped with ice machines and large freezers for storing your take home catch. 

  • Is bait available?

    We trap and sell minnows at both our lodges on Buck Lake. Night crawlers can be picked up on route to Hornepayne.

    Outpost guests must bring bait bought locally with them and can be pre ordered through G&L Variety in Hornepayne.

    Minnow buckets are provided at all our locations.

  • What is a shore lunch?

    Shore lunch is a traditional meal of fresh caught fish, potatoes and beans cooked over an open fire. Our weekly shore lunches are held on Loon Island and all our lodge guests are invited to a great meal prepared by us.

  • Where can I eat in Hornepayne?

    Cindy's This and That store on 5th Ave in Hornepayne has a sit down cafe where quick order meals are available until 8pm. Please call Cindy to arrange food orders for pick up or delivery to Airbase. 807 868 1096.

    Uncles Restaurant located on the hwy a quarter mile south of Hornepayne, offers full meals.

    White River will have futher options. 

  • Do you have tackle available for purchase?

    A small selection of tackle is available for purchase at our Buck Cabins location.

  • Can I pick up supplies in Hornepayne?

    Groceries can be purchased at the local Valu-Mart in Hornepayne. You may also pre-order your groceries and have them delivered to the airbase.

    G&L Variety offers a selection of fishing tackle and sell fishing and hunting licenses. Bait can be pre-ordered and delivered for your outpost trip.

    Home Hardware will have a selection of camping and hardware supplies.

    Hornepayne Service Centre also offers live bait. Gas and diesel can be purchased here.