Big Bear Camp

Timmins ON Big Bear Camp, Timmins, Ontario P4N 7C5 Canada
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#2 of 3 campsites in Timmins
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We are a fishing and hunting lodge located in northern Ontario. We have 7 fully equipped cabins ranging in size.
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emmery n wrote a review Aug 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The long drive from Niagara was well worth it. It's nice to dodge the Toronto crowd that tends to fishing pressure the lakes down in heavy cottage country.
Cabins are clean and well equipped with hot running water/shower and toilet paper . Kitchens well equipped for your cooking needs with modern gas stove, microwave coffee maker, fridge with freezer. Nice clean fish cleaning hut and solid good docking for boats. Main cabin/store sells bait, ice cream bars, fishing lures etc and town 1/2 hour away has liquor store and small grocery store that has cigarettes and gas station. if you run out up there.
Handy things to I learned to bring outside of food are, paper towels, good fillet knife, your own bedding items, a vacuum sealer for bagging fish and hand towels for kitchen bathroom.
The owners are very friendly, don't be a nag for superficial things and they will always be helpful. No place likes naggy people, especially when busy.
I've been coming here for 6 years now and the fishing is great, never skunked if you know what your doing. There are bears here in this area but I've only once seen a pair of cubs run through the camp, and the owners friendly dog, Whiskey, quickly chased them away.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Book early, as there are rarely last min spots available.
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Ron H wrote a review Nov 2013
Ottawa, Canada8 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been fishing at Horwood Lake for the last 25+ years. We have stayed at all three of the main fishing camps on Horwood Lake and Hardimand Bay and have found the fishing/lodging experience at Big Bear to be superior to the others. Although not centrally located on Horwood Lake (it is on the Northern end of the Lake near the dam) it is the easiest to reach by personal vehicle and only a 12 Km ride from the main paved road.

The Big Bear Camp is well laid out and equipped. Their docking facility and rental boats are excellent. The camp store has most things to meet its clients basic needs. The cabins are more then adequate to meet our group needs. The owner/operators are helpful and willing to respond to client requests in a positive friendly manner.

The lake and surrounding topography is beautiful and the fishing is generally good although some days it can be challenging while on others it is excellent.

Overall I would recommend this camp over all others (in the area) who wish to fish in the Horwood Lake area.
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Date of stay: June 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jerry B wrote a review Nov 2013
Ludlow Falls2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Myself and some friends went to Big Bear Camp on our first black bear hunt. We could not have picked a better place to go as far as I'm concerned. The cabins were clean and well equipped with anything that you might need for the week, the customer service was wonderful and so was the hunting. Paul was very knowledgeable when it came to bears and was quick to get us on great locations where bears were active. I would highly recommend anyone that's thinking of doing a bear hunt, fishing trip or just a vacation to check them out. The location is beautiful, the fishing and hunting are phenomenal and the hospitality is unbeatable.
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Date of stay: August 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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fishrboy wrote a review Aug 2020
Mississauga, Canada40 contributions24 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a group of 6 guys looking forward to our fishing trip to lake Horwood. Upon arrival we asked for a map of the lake, thinking this would come with the boat rental. NO, that is an extra 10.00 . As an avid boater I am all about safety when out on the waters. So you rent me a boat, tell me that the lake has many shoals, and that not all shoals are marked, and no map of the lake. Have a safe trip. The same map they sell you for 10.00 can be found on line. Their map had no contour lines, special markings, just a view of the lake.
Ben took us to our cottage, and showed us the boats. I briefly asked Ben about the fishing and his reply was this. " Horwood Lake has too much fishing pressure, the walleye are small(I can vouch for that), not too many people catching fish. WOW!!!!! Talk about wanting to turn around and leave after an 8 hour drive, we all just looked at each other. The boats were nothing special, none of our bilge pumps worked, so after a rain we had to drain our boats by pulling the plug as we drove. Then trying to keep up speed and put the plug back in. Ben also made us aware that if a seat breaks or something we are responsible for a new replacement. The back of the seats were ripped and torn, like seriously. On the 3rd day our garbage and recycling containers were full. So I walked over to the main office and asked what to do with the garbage. The older guy sitting on the porch says to me " go back to the cottage and get your garbage and bring it to the back of this building and put it in the blue container that says garbage. I was almost floored, you don't really expect a paying guest to work? YES THEY DO!!!!!!! There was no offer of I will send Ben with the 4x4 to pick it up, nothing. So we carried our recycling and garbage to where we were told to go. Same night we were doing a BBQ when we ran out of propane. so I went to the main office and Ben was there. I told him that we were out of propane and need a new tank. His response was, " go back to your cottage, grab the empty tank, bring it to that caged area, open the gate, put the empty one witht he single tank and grab one of the 6 full ones in the back. ARE YOU KIDDING ME, AT MY AGE!!!!! NOW I WAS LIVID. But to keep the peace I go to the cottage, cursing under my breath, not a happy camper. Grab the empty, go back to the office area, drop off the empty grab the full tank and start walking back. On the walk back I pulled my back. Again, no help from the owners of the camp or they're small staff of 2 people. No one ever came to talk to us, ask us how the fishing was, how the cottage was, offer a few spots to try, talk fishing, just nothing. Their sign says ' Come as a guest and leave as a friend ' ARE YOU KIDDING, nothing could be farther from the truth. COME AS A STRANGER AND LEAVE AS A STRANGER should be their slogan. We have done many return trips to ever fishing camp we have visited, except this one. Out of 6 guys, whom 3 own companies, 2 are professionals and one a teenager, not one of us said we would ever return to the unfriendliest place on earth known as, big bear camp. If you need a good fishing lodge with good owners, just send me a message I will offer a few suggestion of lodges we have fished.
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Date of stay: August 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Do not book here unless you like being treated like garbage.
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SAANSTEAD wrote a review Nov 2013
5 contributions3 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family has been going to Big Bear for 12 years. My husband, son and I along with my parents always have a great time. The fishing has never let us down, the docks are made well to accommodate our boats and the the cabin is perfect for us. Paul & Angie go above and beyond to make sure we are taken care of. My parents, who are in their 80's, make a second trip in the fall, Paul, Angie & Ashley go the extra mile to help my parents get settled in. They always check-in to see how our day was on the water and get our "family count" for the day. I highly recommend this camp for fishing, family and fun. My son will have memories that will last him a lifetime thanks to this very special place.
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Date of stay: August 2013
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buckeyeguy142 wrote a review Nov 2013
Springfield, Ohio154 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Three times we have been to Big Bear Camp and these people has always went out of their way to make us feel welcome, their hunting is excellent, location is beautiful. Cabins are all you could ask for from a hunting and fishing lodge, screened in porches where the owners Paul & Angie would come sit and talk to us in the evenings. Made us feel like family and very welcome.
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Date of stay: August 2013
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Terry F wrote a review Jul 2019
Petrolia, Canada19 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A quiet retreat for city folks with or without kids. Cabins are clean and tidy and well equipped. All the amenities you could ask for and then some are available. Prices are reasonable for both cabins and boat rentals. Fishing for Walleye is the thing to do.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Wildside-Taxidermy wrote a review Nov 2013
Jackson, Michigan5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have made the trip 17 times in the last 14 years, including two successful bear hunts. Booked for our annual fishing trip next summer and taking some guys on a bear hunt in the fall. Very good fishing on a beautiful lake. Cabins are top notch. Paul and Angie are great people and very helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Darrell S wrote a review Nov 2013
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I have been traveling to Big Bear Camp for more than 12 years. It is a 14 hour trip from our home in Punxsutawney Pa but is well worth the drive. In fact, this year we have made the trip 5 times from June to September. We cannot say enough good things about Paul, Angie and Ashley, owners of the camp. When they say "leave as a friend", they mean it! They do all they can to make you feel at home and enjoy your stay. We recommend Big Bear Camp highly!
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Date of stay: June 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Glen C wrote a review Nov 2013
Oshawa, Canada1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been visiting Horwood Lake for over 10 years and have spent my last 5 staying at Big Bear Camp. Angie, Paul and Family run an excellent outfit; they treat you like family and are always available if you have any questions or concerns. The cabins have screened in porches, barbeques, and full time electricity and hot water - all extremely important after a day on the water. The walleye fishing is always good and can be excellent if conditions are right. Last year my buddy and I boated over 200 Walleye during our 6 day stay. Looking forward to my next trip to Big Bear Camp.
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Date of stay: June 2013Trip type: Travelled with friends
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emmery n wrote a tip Aug 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early, as there are rarely last min spots available."
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fishrboy wrote a tip Aug 2020
Mississauga, Canada40 contributions24 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not book here unless you like being treated like garbage."
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Celine825 wrote a tip Mar 2018
Northern Ontario2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Seasonal Cabins are plenty big and very clean"
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dave a wrote a tip Dec 2014
hamilton49 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"top up your fuel tank it's a long drive between gas stations"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Bear Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Big Bear Camp?
Nearby attractions include Gillies Lake Conservation Area (3.1 km), Timmins Museum : National Exhibition Centre (2.9 km), and Hollinger Park (3.4 km).
Is parking available at Big Bear Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Big Bear Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Siva's Family Restaurant, The Fishbowl Restaurant, and Radical Gardens.