Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the outpost camps?
- How do I get to the outpost camps?
- Is food provided at the outpost camps?
- Is bedding and linen provided?
- Is there electricity at the outpost camps?
- Is there treated water at the outpost camps? How about heated water?
- Is there cell phone coverage at the outpost lakes?
- Are there caretakers or guides available for the outpost camps?
- What species of fish can I catch?
- What sort of fishing licence do I need for the outpost camp lakes?
- Which outpost camp has the best fishing?
- Which outpost camp is best suited for large groups?
The Canadian Fishing Outpost Camps are a group of wilderness camps located on remote, fly-in fishing lakes. The camps can accommodate between 4 and 12 people and are supplied with boats, motors, gas and a host of other amenities. The camps are operated by Thompson's Camps Otter Lake Resort.
The outpost camps are all accessible by float plane only. Guests must travel to Thompson's Camps Otter Lake Resort (in Missinipe, Saskatchewan) . At Thompson's Camps Otter Lake Resort you will board a float plane and fly to your destination camp. The float plane will pick your group up at the end of your stay and transport you back to Missinipe.
Food is typically not provided at the outpost camps. While most groups opt to bring their own food, Thompson's Camps can provide food for your group if adequate notice is given.
Bedding and linen is not provided at the outpost camps. Guests must bring their own sleeping bags.
Yes. There are diesel generators provided at each outpost camp.
There is a water treatment system and heated water at Dead Lake.
No, the outpost camps are outside of cell phone coverage. A satellite phone is provided at each camp in case of emergencies.
Yes. Caretakers and guides can be arranged for your stay at the outpost camp. However, we require adequate notice before your trip in order to arrange these services.
Each outpost camp lake offers different species of sportfish - arctic grayling, lake trout, northern pike, or walleye. Please see our Outpost Camp Overview for a guide to the fish species at each outpost camp. Or, see our Fishing pages for an overview of each sportfish species and which outpost camp they can be found at.
You will require a Saskatchewan Fishing Licence. With the exception of Dead Lake and Hickson Lake, all of our outpost camps are in the Northern Zone. The Northern Zone requires the purchase of annual fishing licences. All licences must be purchase online. For more information, please see the "Saskatchewan Fishing Licences" link at the top of our website or visit the Government of Saskatchewan Fishing Licences website.
Each outpost camp has exceptional fishing, but we give the prize to Bill's Lake Outpost Camp. The incredible populations of all four major northern sportfish (grayling, trout, pike and walleye) in one small lake is truly phenomenal.
Dead Lake is the best suited Outpost Camp for larger groups.