Experience the most amazing fishing getaway at

Dowswell Lake Outpost

Dowswell Lake is 3 miles long with lots of coves, reefs, varied bottom structure and even a natural sand beach. The trophy smallmouth bass and northern fishing will keep you on the water all day. You can try fishing for lake trout that also call this lake their home. The portage lakes, Bilko, Sylvia, and Veronica, have all produced trophy walleyes and are just a short hike away. We keep the boats and motors fuelled so you only need to carry your fishing equipment and refreshments down the portage trail.

The Cabin

We’re particularly proud of this unique, hand-hewn log cabin on Dowswell Lake. It was the first one in the design that all of our outpost cabins built since then have been modelled after. A family favorite due to the spacious kitchen and living areas and 3 bedrooms. The deck features a native stone fire pit and a classic Northwestern Ontario view.

Cabin Info

Minimum Guests: 2
Maximum Guests: 6
3 bedrooms, 6 single beds

Main Fish Species

Northern Pike
Smallmouth Bass
Lake Trout


You can pre-order your bait and we will have it ready for when you arrive. Also, for lengthier stays, we will deliver your bait throughout your stay.



Two 16′ Alumacraft boats with 15 hp motors with electric start

One 16′ Lund boat with 15 hp motor

Flight Time

20-25 minutes in the air from River Air in Minaki, Ontario

Portage Lakes

Bilko Lake
A 450 yard portage with two 14′ boats w/ 4 hp. Fish for walleye & northern pike.

Sylvia Lake
A 500 yard portage with two 14′ boats w/ 4 hp. Fish for walleye & northern pike.

Veronica Lake
A 150 yard portage from Bilko Lake with a 14′ boat & 4 hp. Fish for walleye & northern pike.

2022 Availabilities for Dowswell Lake

We have no more available dates for this year. Please check back soon for next years availability.

We strive to keep our online availabilities up-to-date, however it is always best to call us for current availabilities. We look forward to hearing from you! Call 1-800-617-1906 today!


What to Bring?

We supply:

  • Float plane travel to and from the outpost
  • Accommodations in our log cabins
  • Check flights every 2 days, weather permitting
  • Solar power with backup generator
  • Hot & cold running water
  • Indoor showers
  • Woodstove for heat
  • Box spring & mattress beds
  • Pillows and mattress pads
  • Fridge & stove
  • Stove top toaster
  • Kitchen utensils, dishes, pots, & pans
  • Cups, glasses, & plates
  • Coffee pot
  • First-Aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Axe
  • All ice, block and cubes
  • Propane BBQ
  • Propane fish cooker
  • Deck chairs
  • Clothes lines and pins
  • Lake maps
  • Boats, motors & gas
  • Floatation devices
  • Landing nets & paddles
  • Minnow and leech buckets
  • Toilet paper
  • Satellite phone (minutes extra)
  • Memories of a lifetime

You should bring:

  • Passport and identification. If driving, children under 16 require only a birth certificate and permission letter from both parents allowing you to cross the US/Canada border with the child.
  • Sleeping bags & pillow slips
  • Medication (plus a few extra days’ worth)
  • Rain gear & warm clothing
  • Rubber boots, extra footwear, and socks
  • Personal towels and toiletries
  • Dishtowels and cloths
  • Extension cords for CPAP machines
  • Camera and flashlight
  • Extra batteries for your electronics
  • Hats, sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Bug repellent and mosquito coils
  • Playing cards, reading material
  • Waterproof matches and lighter
  • Fishing rods—at least 2 per person
  • Tackle, fishing line, and clippers
  • Filet knife and sharpening stone
  • Stringer and multi-tool
  • Needle nose pliers or hook-out (no jaw spreader)
  • Portable depth finder
  • Small backpack for portages, and cooler for boats