Grey Owl Camp: "Isolated Camp on a private lake" Upper Foster Lake Hotel Tip by Bwana_Brown

Upper Foster Lake Hotels: 5 reviews and 12 photos

  Boat view of the main cottage and its docking area
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  • Boat view of the main cottage and its docking area - Upper Foster Lake
      Boat view of the main cottage and its docking area
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  • Deck and front of the main cottage - Upper Foster Lake
      Deck and front of the main cottage
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  • Inside, thinking about the next meal - Upper Foster Lake
      Inside, thinking about the next meal
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Our group of fishers finally came to rest at Grey Owl Camp, located in a beautiful little bay on a small tree-covered island in Oneman Lake. The site actually contains three accommodations cabins as well as separate toilet, shower area, outboard engine shed and generator buildings.

This view shows the main cabin in front of which the floatplanes landed to deliver both us and our gear. The 2nd photo provides a closer look at the cabin with its large front deck and its two BBQs as well as a satellite dish. There is no other means of communications this far north, so the satellite link is used for the emergency phone as well as for bringing in signals for the single TV at the site.

This cottage has bunk beds that will sleep eight as well as a gas stove, wood stove, sink and refrigerator. I slept on one of the lower bunks and was out like a light when I hit the sack - no problems sleeping at all!

Unique Qualities: Grey Owl Camp owners specialize in 4 to 7-day package plans for groups as large as thirteen people (in our case!). A 5-day package which involves doing your own cooking and cleaning starts at C$950, but does not include the food, water, beer and other essentials that you will require to bring with you. There are no other cottages located on any of the private lakes run by this outfit. Our trip was subsidized by our company 'social fund' so the entire 6-day trip (drive, flights, accommodations, drinks and food) only cost us each less than half the above price.

Directions: Oneman Lake, southeast of Upper Foster Lake and about 160-km straight north by air from Missinipe, Saskatchewan
Phone: 306-543-1516 or 780-763-2160
Price: US$180 and up
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 7, 2008
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