This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Chisholm Township, ON
Max Rig Size
< 30 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
We manage a 189 acre property with approx. 6 Km of trails with a variety of flat to hilly trails. We have 15 acres that is hayed once a year. We have a rail trail running past the property but it is not suitable for biking, just ATV or walking. Currently no nearby livestock, so none of those smells. We are 5 minutes from a township beach at Wasi Lake, 20 minutes from Lake Nosbonsing and 45 minutes from North Bay, On. We find, deer, moose, bear and canine tracks on a regular basis. We have just finished, if ones ever finished, building our retirement home and hope to offer an alternate site in the future for those who don't have solar or a Generator. Suggested Local Attractions:You will see many Amish homes and local vegetable stands. I see our place more as spot to unwind but will update local attractions later.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Offleash Area for Pets
We are not smokers but respect that others do. We just ask that you smoke in the camping area and not on the trails. Butts go into the fire pit or your ash tray. There are lots of things for dogs to chase, so if you are unable to control them, leash them please. Practice bear wise camping, while we have never had an issue, they show up on security cameras every week. Cellular service is marginal in the area. Generators are welcome but if we have other guests booked, we may ask that you use an Inverter generator. We have well water at the house available if needed and water cans to transport it.
Access Road Conditions: We are located approx. 20 Km from Hwy 11 at Powassan, On. The most direct route from Hwy 11 is to take Chiswick Line (just off the south end of Main St. Powassan, 100 ft from the Hwy.). Approx 15 of the 20 KM in on well traveled gravel roads. Our driveway is 1300 ft, single lane, with small hills and turns so steer wide on the turns. The driveway is gated but the gate will be open for guests. We have had many family members enjoy our property with trailers up to 30 ft. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Your tow vehicle can stay with your trailer.
Hosted By Chisholm-Trails
Retired, active couple who enjoy family, camping and traveling. Details: Retired in 2015 from the Telecommunications industry. Spent the past 3-4 years preparing our property and building our retirement home. I am a DIY type and so the two of us have done everything except Blocks and Gas lines. We now have time to develop our 189 Acre homestead and are able to welcome guests. We are always improving and expanding our roads and trail system. Home Town: We live in Chisholm Township, a rural farming community. Both my wife Moreen and I were raised in North Bay, ON just 45 minutes away. We lived for 21 years and raised our children in Brampton,ON prior to retiring. Favorite Boondocking Locations: We have only boondocked at family properties but plan to do an Alaska trip and camp where ever our Truck Camper takes us. Skills or Expertise to Share: Jack of all trades, expert in nothing. Plumbing, wiring, mechanics, welding, milling lumber, crushing rocks into gravel, screening gravel, chipping wood, digging holes. Might have a few screws left over, but will take anything apart LOL.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
7 months ago
Very detailed informations ahead of our arrival, so we really couldn't miss it. Bugs were a bit nasty, but our host was very kind providing us with all he had so we could still enjoy the property. Nice trails all over the property with lots of wildlife. We found a fresh bear footprint in the morning and our daughter loved the dog. Thanks for hosting us!
1 year ago
We had a wonderful time staying here! Our host met us as soon as we arrived to let us know where to setup. In the evening we had a fire with our host and had a great time! Our host recommended the Duchesnay falls trail in north bay and we really enjoyed it! Would definitely stay here again, thank you for having us!
1 year ago
To start off this property is so far out that the Cell reception is as weak as my own Hosting location, which I thought was not possible, but there is some service if you look for a hill to stand on. The host is a very nice gentleman and basically told us to pick any spot we like. After walking around for quite some time we settled on a parking spot. There is no power but it sounds like there could be some time down the road. There are lots of solar panels to the cabins for the Host, and you will be truly living off the grid in this location. There is a large fire pit that we were told we could use and it even was tarped in case it rained. Some tree trunk chairs and benches to sit on if you didn't bring your own. This property is so quiet that you will think you have left planet earth and went to silent heaven. Since we didn't have hydro we ran the generator, which killed our quiet time a little, but the Host also has an insolated box to put the generator into, so it's like less than 1/2 the noise, so sweat bonus. We only ran the generator until the trailer was nice and cool then we turned it off and went to bed. It was sweet dreams all night. I really want to go back someday to explore this property a lot more. Thanks to our kind Host for the great conversation and the very level spot to park. I didn't even need to unhook the truck to level the trailer. Work and time saved!! The only downside is that the bugs are big and they come in black clouds, so if you are thinking you can handle the OutBack, this is your place!!! P.s.if it's been raining you may want a 4X4, there is lots of sand but seemed solid under that. Put the vehicle into 4x4 before entering the laneway for sure.
1 year ago
I broke down the day that I was meant to stay here and they went out of their way to come pick me up, tow me to their place, and help transfer me to a different trailer to leave. Their campsite is also lovely with plenty of space to park and nice trails to walk through. Good place to stay at, great people to stay with.
1 year ago
A very secluded spot reached about 16km on a firm, dirt road. This family compound is nestled in the woods. Our Host had prepared a spacious, flat location to park. They were kind enough to invite us join them around the fire pit in the evening and got to know some very interesting people. We would be happy to stay again.