General Questions

  • 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...... 



  • 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 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.

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  • 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. 

  • Is it dangerous

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

  • 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.


  • Are there bears

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

  • 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.

  • 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


  • 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. 

  • 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.