You arrive at Fox Haven via a long and winding driveway that passes forest, ponds, granite rock, and wetlands. Spiraling off the road are trails to campsites situated in the midst of beautiful natural areas. Explore the private lake, see the water lilies, row over to the island, and maybe even get the chance to wave at the beavers as they work
Fox Haven is situated on over 130 acres of land and surrounded by additional wilderness. Animals such as moose, sandhill cranes, eagles, beaver, foxes, herons, turtles, and more call this home. Come and explore the beautiful forests, lake, wetlands, granite rock outcroppings, and wildflowers for yourself!
There are two permanent buildings, the Foxes Den and the main cabin which has beds and bedding for 16 people. Both cabins are easily heated using wood-burning stoves. The main cabin overlooks the large grassy hill that leads to the lake and the Foxes Den is nearby at the edge of the forest paths.
Around 50 campsites are found at Fox Haven. Some are along trails through the forests of birch and evergreen trees. Others are on natural rock clearings. A few campsites are in the natural sand dunes area. All are within five minutes of the main buildings and facilities. Along the trails leading to the campsites wildflowers grow and blossom.
Electricity is supplied by solar panels, which is primarily used to power the water pump and the fridge. Power may be available for personal use when the sun is shining or the generator is running, but the supply is limited.
A full kitchen is located in the main cabin and is fully stocked with dishes for groups of 20. Pots, pans, cups, glasses, and a multitude of cooking implements to prepare the communal meals that attendees enjoy. Outside, on the deck that overlooks the lake, are five BBQ’s and a smoker. There are also over twenty shelves making up a pantry.
There is a bathroom with shower inside the main cabin. Additionally, outside there are a few outdoor showers and a number of outhouses scattered about the camp.
Three large campfires are available, each including a protective ring. One campfire is right by the lake. A second is high up on Witch’s Rock and overlooks the lake, providing one of the best views on the property. The final one is in the sand of Tattooine, a popular area for spotting turtles.
Off the main cabin is a wood-fired sauna. The interior is lined with cedar provides a wonderful aroma as it heats up. This is the perfect way to warm up and relax. In winter, some enjoy going between the snow and the sauna to cleanse their pores and improve circulation. Others love the sweaty intimacy the sauna can provide.
The lake at Fox Haven is completely private. The property owns all the land surrounding the lake, thereby ensuring no one else has access to it. Explore the lake using the canoe, rowboat, or paddle boat. Beaver, ducks, geese, herons, turtles, fish, and frogs all call the lake home. Wild irises, water lilies, and carnivorous pitcher plants are some of the beautiful plants that grow along the edge of the water.
Three raised gardens hold fresh herbs, vegetables, and flowers. The herbs help make the food at camps taste delicious. Later in the summer and autumn, fresh vegetables help add freshness to the meals. More gardens and plants are planned for the future. Should you be interested, have ideas, or want to help, let us know!
Located 25 minutes from Fox Haven, the town of Sturgeon Falls has everything you might need including groceries, a pharmacy, hardware stores, a Canadian Tire, dollar stores, and one of the best bakeries you’ll ever find!
An hour from camp, situated along the shore of Lake Nipissing, is the city of North Bay. Here, you will find antique shops along the main street, major Canadian banks, an incredible used book store, a fantastic farmers market, and a growing LGBT community that hosts a pride celebration, drag shows, and dances!
At just over an hour from Fox Haven, Sudbury is the closest airport. This city also hosts some fantastic museums including Science North and Dynamic Earth. Additionally, from a pride celebration to body-positive burlesque shows, Sudbury has some wonderful events for the community!