Central Lake


At the hub of Big Hook Wilderness Camps is Central Lake, providing its guests with continuous electricity generated by three windmills and eighteen solar panels. At our base camp you will find a few additional amenities including wi-fi internet access, a sauna, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, and guide service. There are two guest cabins at Central separated by a long boardwalk.

With a few staff members and camp dog, Gunner, you’ll have an ear to bend if you want to share some fish stories, but there’s still plenty of seclusion for those looking to get away.

Central Lake is known for its slender channels running north, south, east, and west in the shape of a cross. These narrow channels provide plenty of cover for fisherman on windy days, but several terminate in large basins for those that want to fish big water. The approximate size of Central is nine miles long by eight miles wide. Average depth is thirty feet accompanied with numerous shoals and expansive weed beds which create ideal fishing conditions throughout the season.

Four scenic rapids spill into Central, while one exits. Boats and motors are available on all of the portages. This allows you to explore many great fishing holes and experience miles of true Canadian boreal forest. Fish stay active on this lake all summer long thanks to the large amounts of water flowing throughout the system.

Species of Fish Available

  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Perch
  • Whitefish

Portages: 5, Boats and motors available.

The Central Lake cabins are the only development on the lake. They can accommodate groups of 2-16.

Housekeeping Cabins at Central Lake are equipped with:

  • 14′ and 16’ Lund boats with seats and 15 hp Yamaha 4 stroke motors
  • life vests, boat safety kits, fishing nets and gas
  • electric fridge and chest freezer
  • propane stove and oven
  • 24/7 120v power generated by our solar array and wind turbines
  • hot/cold running water
  • wood heater
  • complete kitchenware including cooking and eating utensils
  • beds with foam mattress and pillows
  • hot shower
  • propane grill and fish cooker
  • weekly fish fry
  • canoes / stand-up paddle board
  • sauna
  • communications including phone and free wi-fi internet
  • staple foods including: canned beans/fruits/vegetables, potatoes, onions, pancake mix, syrup, powdered juice, jelly, sugar, ketchup, mustard, dry soup mix, salt and pepper, cooking oil, scouring pads, dishwashing soap, toilet paper, and ice