A remarkable family business success story… Halley’s accommodations are second to none, very modern, and well-maintained, and employees that are always helpful. The fishing is excellent. My sons, daughters and grandchildren all treasure the Halley’s experience and can’t wait to go back.
Rich Severson, Florida


Dowswell Lake Outpost

Dowswell Lake is 3 miles long with lots of coves, reefs, varied bottom structure and even a natural sand beach. The trophy smallmouth bass and northern fishing will keep you on the water all day. You can try fishing for the lake trout that also call this lake their home. The portage lakes, Bilko, Sylvia, and Veronica, have all produced trophy walleyes and are just a short hike away. We keep the boats and motors fuelled so you only need to carry your fishing equipment and refreshments down the portage trail.


We’re particularly proud of this unique, hand-hewn log cabin on Dowswell Lake. It was the first one in the design that all of our outpost cabins built since then have been modeled after. It is a five-sided structure built with pine logs harvested from the nearby woods. The deck features a native stone fire pit and a classic Northwestern Ontario view.

Party Sizes

Dowswell can comfortably accommodate a small party of 2 to a larger group of 8 guests.


Dowswell Lake proves it’s a healthy fishery with its amazing smallmouth bass fishing. Lake trout and northern pike are also sought after here, and the portage lakes of Bilko, Sylvia, and Veronica offer non-stop walleye, bass and northern fishing.

2021 Availability

May 15 – 22, 2021 for 2-6 people
May 22 – 26, 2021 for 2-6 people
July 17 – 24, 2021 for 2-6 people
July 24 – 31, 2021 for 2-6 people
August 07 – 14, 2021 for 2-6 people
August 21 – 28, 2021 for 2-6 people
August 28 – September 04, 2021 for 2-6 people
September 04 – 11, 2021 for 2-6 people

We strive to keep our online availabilities up-to-date, however it is always best to call us for current availabilities.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Call 1-800-465-3325 today!

What to Bring?


  • Float plane travel to and from the outpost
  • Accommodations in our log cabins
  • Check flights every 2 days, weather permitting
  • Solar power with backup generator
  • Hot & cold running water
  • Indoor showers
  • Woodstove for heat
  • Box spring & mattress beds
  • Pillows and mattress pads
  • Fridge & stove
  • Stove top toaster
  • Kitchen utensils, dishes, pots, & pans
  • Cups, glasses, & plates
  • Coffee pot
  • First-Aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Axe
  • All ice, block and cubes
  • Propane BBQ
  • Propane fish cooker
  • Deck chairs
  • Clothes lines and pins
  • Lake maps
  • Boats, motors & gas
  • Flotation devices
  • Landing nets & paddles
  • Minnow and leech buckets
  • Toilet paper
  • Satellite phone (minutes extra)
  • Memories of a lifetime


  • Passport and identification. If driving, children under 16 require only a birth certificate and permission letter from both parents allowing you to cross the US/Canada border with the child.
  • Sleeping bags & pillow slips
  • Medication (plus a few extra days’ worth)
  • Rain gear & warm clothing
  • Rubber boots, extra footwear, and socks
  • Personal towels and toiletries
  • Dishtowels and cloths
  • Extension cords for CPAP machines
  • Camera and flashlight
  • Extra batteries for your electronics
  • Hats, sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Bug repellent and mosquito coils
  • Playing cards, reading material
  • Waterproof matches and lighter
  • Fishing rods—at least 2 per person
  • Tackle, fishing line, and clippers
  • Filet knife and sharpening stone
  • Stringer and multi-tool
  • Needle nose pliers or hook-out (no jaw spreader)
  • Portable depth finder
  • Small backpack for portages, and cooler for boats

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