You could not be more perfectly situated for an awesome Ontario fishing adventure than vacationing at Merkel's Camp. We are centrally located on the Wabigoon/Dinorwic chain of lakes with close and easy access to the best fishing imaginable!
Wabigoon Lake and
Dinorwic Lake are the top fishing lakes in Ontario for the combination of size and numbers. Wabigoon and Dinorwic's shallow and nutrient waters produce massive size
Northern Pike, big fat
Walleyes, feisty hard-fighting
Smallmouth Bass as well as hoards of
Wabigoon Lake and Dinorwic Lake are also easy lakes to fish because you don't have to worry about fish taking off into super-deep water when the weather changes. Guests of every age and ability find fantastic success on Wabigoon,
and its 9 chain lakes! There are drive-to lakes in the area with outstanding
Lake Trout fishing.
We also offer an outpost camp on Little Basket Lake. There is no access to Little Basket Lake from Wabigoon Lake. Our Drive-to Outpost cabin on Little Basket Lake is one hour from our main camp on Wabigoon Lake and is the only cabin on the Lake. Little Basket Lake has amazing Walleye and Northern Pike fishing as well as Lake Trout. Little Basket Lake is a hidden bay of the main Basket Lake.
The wilderness surrounding our camp produces outstanding hunting for
Black Bear, Wolf, Grouse and Ducks but is best known for its legendary Whitetail DeerHunting. Black Bears get big and the opportunity for a trophy Black Bear is exceptional due to our multiple stands in our giant Bear Management Area (BMA). There are hundreds of paths and
ATV trails, which will give you access to a huge population of Grouse. The Dryden area is also within the Mississippi Flyway where millions of ducks stop to rest on their way south in the fall. Our lodge is located at the northern boundary of the famous
Whitetail Triangle. We have the best fare-chase wild Whitetail Buck hunting in the world. Whitetail Deer in our area grow huge racks with unbelievable mass. Their bodies are thick and muscular and enable them to survive the harsh northern winters.
All this wilderness excitement and adventure can be experienced in the comfort of our large, private, clean and fully-equipped lakeside housekeeping cabins on Wabigoon Lake. If you want to bring your RV or rough it a bit in a tent, we also have a
fully-serviced campground. Travelers of the Trans-Canada-Highway (highway 17) are welcome to stop in and rest for the night. We even offer
bed-&-breakfast for travelers.
We have a large well-built dock for your boat or you can rent one of our 16' fishing
boats with a 25hp motor, with upgrades to a 17' fishing boat with a 35hp to 70hp motor. If extreme remote wilderness is what you crave we have an
outpost cabin on Little Basket Lake, which has outstanding fishing for Walleye and Monster Northern Pike. The
main lodge on Wabigoon Lake is open all winter with many fun
winter activities including the
Dryden Winter Festival.
Please take an expedition through our web site and feel free to contact us with any questions. We have been bringing adventure to guests since 1963.