Fly in 185 air miles north of Red Lake, Ontario to one of our remote outpost cabins, located in the spacious grand wilderness of the Opasquia Provincial Park. Big Hook offers the most remote housekeeping outpost cabins in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Avoid the crowds and enjoy an entire classic Canadian shield lake to yourself.
Big Hook Camps is a remote Canadian destination that is perfect for those who want to escape the high tech world. Located in the boreal forest, the Opasquia Provincial Park, 1.5 million acres of true beauty, is a unique, unspoiled, road-less area. We are the only operation in the Park. No cars allowed, the only way to access this unique park is via float plane. As a matter of fact, the nearest road is over one hundred and fifty miles away.
Among the spruce and birch trees are bald eagles, black bear, moose, osprey, otters, wolves, minks, martens and of course, an abundance of fish. Also, the wolverine is rare species that inhabits the Opasquia Park. Numerous biologists have visited to study and analyze this territorial animal. Sparse sightings of woodland caribou have been documented throughout the years.
Witness a natural environment that has been virtually untouched by man. During the evening hours, listen to the hypnotic cry of the loon and view dazzling Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) dancing in the night sky. These undulating ribbons of light shimmer in the sky for hours and are best viewed during the late summer.
The Opasquia Park is a great place for a photographic safari. You have the freedom of exploring many miles of pristine shoreline and experiencing the beauty of various waterfalls and rapids. If you are the adventurous type, portage lakes are convenient too.
THE CHOICE IS YOURS
Choose from one of 7 secluded outpost cabins strategically located on pure, clean wilderness lakes where your fishing party will be the only group on the water. Walleye, northern pike and perch are abundant in every lake throughout the Opasquia Park. Averaging over six miles in length, our lakes offer diversity of structure and habitat, providing anglers plenty of bays, channels and open water to explore. From photo worthy waterfalls to scenic terrain each lake grants fisherman unique opportunities. Enjoy the camaraderie of preparing a classic Canadian shore lunch. Fresh fish has never tasted so good.
- Burnt Lake Outpost – The most remote Big Hooks outpost camp offers excellent northern, walleye and perch fishing.
- Central Lake Outpost – The hub of Big Hook Wilderness Camps provides its guests with continuous electricity
- Cocos Lake Outpost – Fed by the Sagawitchewan River and provides over 12 miles of navigable waters with superb trophy northern and walleye fishing
- South Lake Outpost – South Lake is a long slender lake of 13 miles, always produces the largest walleye of Big Hook’s outposts every year
- South West Lake Outpost – Southwest Lake is Big Hook Wilderness Camps second largest body of water and offers excellent Northern, Walleye, & Perch fishing
- West Lake Outpost – West Lake is situated in the center of the Opasquia Provincial Park, offering exciting Northern and Walleye fishing
Our housekeeping outpost cabins are adequately equipped for a pleasurable wilderness experience. All staple foods are supplied and all cabins have hot and cold running water, with showers. All cabins have communications to the main camp. Our outposts are open from mid-May to mid-September. Screened in porches at the camps allow guests to enjoy the scenic views.
FOCUSING ON CONSERVATION
Fishing conservation is important to us. Dating back since 1991, Big Hook Wilderness Camps has continued to strengthen the fishery with a NO TROPHY take out policy. All walleye over 18″ and northern pike over 27″ are released. Catch and release trophy fishing insures every fisherman will have successful angling and will continually improve our waters for generations to come.
Utilizing green technologies has been a focal point for Big Hook. Our goal is to have a minimal carbon footprint on the delicate ecosystem within the Opasquia Park. In 2000, Big Hook was one of the first remote operations in NW Ontario to harness the power of the sun and wind. Three 1 Kw Bergey windmills and 18 solar panels were installed to power our base camp at Central Lake. Our outposts are also outfitted with solar powered water pumps and lights. Furthermore, Big Hook is transitioning to clean, efficient and quiet Yamaha four stroke engines.