The ideal spot for outdoor family recreation, sport fishing and relaxation!  Rustic recreation with a miner's our colorful mining history and experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the land!  Call for reservations (705) 679-5946 or Email us today!  Make your vacation a memorable'll find yourself wanting to come back again and again!  You're always part of our family at Portage Bay Lodge on the beautiful Montreal River in northern Ontario!



Daily, Weekly, and 3 Day Weekend Rates

 9 Super-Clean
Cabins / Cottages

Trailer Sites w Electric Hookup

Tent Sites

Boat & Motor Rentals

Camp Store-Ice, Bait, Gas, Souvenirs, Firewood, Soft Drinks, Snack Food, Water, Etc.

Pets on Leash Welcome!

Campground Rules pdf
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Portage Bay Lodge Is Situated Along The Beautiful Montreal River

In Northern Ontario, CA



Organized Activities Include:

Bingo - ask to form a party!




     Bingo Night at the Lodge! ►



Euchre parties! - Trumps and Tricks!



Movies - Join us in the main lodge for movies from our patrons, or surprise offerings from the staff.  Even enjoy Hockey, Football, Golf, Basketball games and more!




Crafts - Enjoy organized crafts for kids and adults.  Paper plate art, soap art, painting, paper construction, home-made games and so much more!





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Guided or Self-Guided Activities Include:

Boating - Bring your own boat or rent one of ours!  Helpful Guides and Outfitters are available too!  You'll want to stay on the beautiful Montreal River all day!  You can visit area lakes and inlets as well!

- Bring your own gear or rent ours!  We have all the fishing gear you need so you'll have more room to pile the kids into the car, RV or truck!  You don't even need to worry about bringing a boat!  Just bring your Operator's License and go!

Hunting - Bring your rifle or bow and head out!  A popular seasonal sport in Canada, hunting is carefully regulated and controlled by the provincial and territorial governments. Canadian forests provide great areas to hunt  deer, wild turkey, migratory birds, and moose.  Prospective hunters must know the legal seasons for each game species they plan to hunt and obtain all required licenses before they head off to the woods.  Non-residents of Ontario also must be the registered guest of a tourist outfitter and/or hunt with a guide where required, according to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.  Prospective hunters in Ontario must be at least 16 years old and must complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course Exam as a step toward licensing.  The written examination tests the prospective hunter's understanding of Canada's hunting rules and regulations and of safe practices for using a weapon when hunting.  Ontario's Hunter Education Course Exam must be completed before the prospective hunter can apply for a Canadian hunting license.  The Ontario exam tests the knowledge of prospective hunters regarding provincial hunting laws, gun safety, and wildlife-identification strategies.  The program is administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources in partnership with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.  Would-be hunters must obtain the hunting version of the Outdoors Card issued by  the  Ministry of Natural Resources.  There are hunting and fishing versions of the Outdoors Card.  Hunters with guns must carry the hunting version, classified as the "H1 Outdoors Card."  The card permits hunting using guns and archery.  The card must be purchased from the Ministry of Natural Resources website or from an accredited third-party retailer dealing with licenses for hunting.  To be eligible to purchase this card and to hunt, prospective hunters must have already completed the required exams detailed above.  In addition to these requirements, hunters must have all applicable licenses, license tags, e-licenses, game seals and validation tags for the species being hunted, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Hiking - The area is loaded with hiking opportunity!  Take the trail to Devil's Rock (left) in Haileybury (see trailhead location in Google Earth as KMZ).  Or take any number of lakeside trails about the myriad of lakes throughout the region.  See historic Old Mission Point on Lake Timiskaming and look out for the Inukshuk, he might be lurking on any trail!  Keep an eye out for the "Mugwamp" in Lake Timiskaming...Nessie take note!

Wood Cutting - Guests can try their hand at wood gathering or splitting!  To keep their cabin or camp warm (in units equipped with wood stoves), or to just use at the main lodge wood heater/cooker stove!

Mine Tours in Cobalt - Stop in at the mining museum, take a tour of the displays...then don your hard hat and take a tour of some of the area's original mines!  Safety is is must, equipment provided, so bring the family and discover!

Contact Information

Write or Call Us:
Portage Bay Lodge
RR #1, Portage Bay Road
Cobalt, ON P0J 1C0
General Information: 
Customer Support:  Rick & Yvette Belanger (705) 679-5444
Albert & Carol Chitaroni  (owners) (705) 679-5946
Summer Lodge Phone:  (705) 679-5290


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Site Updated: 04/28/14

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