This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Callander (formerly North Himsworth Township), ON
Max Rig Size
< 30 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
Please read our site conditions carefully to determine if we can accommodate your rig. Level driveway that can accommodate Class B, Class C and truck campers up to about 30'. We cannot accommodate travel trailers plus tow vehicle or any rigs longer than 30' in total. Please do not transport any firewood into our area; we do not want to introduce new pests to our forests. Well-behaved pets are welcome. Nearest town, Callander, 8 km. Major shopping, North Bay, 15 km. We live close to but not on Lake Nipissing on 26 acres of prime mixed forest with walking trails. There is an abundance of wildlife, including many species of birds. The peace and quiet can be deafening for someone who is not used to it and cathartic for someone who is. Please note: You will be parking where you see the silver Camry parked in our photo. We appreciate self-sufficiency. Water usage is at your own risk as it is not tested. If you hook up to our water, there is no donation expected. Electric hook-up is not offered. Another note: If we can't accommodate you, North Bay Walmart is a popular spot. Suggested Local Attractions: Callander Bay Museum, Callander Public Library (has free computer access), Lake Nipissing accesses for boat launching and canoeing, safe sandy beach, splash pad for kids, Callander Municipal dock, fishing, Cranberry Trail hiking trail, Osprey Links golf course, Callander Legion Branch 445 for dine-ins and entertainment, compact business section that includes Foodland and several restaurants.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Offleash Area for Pets
Smoking in your rig only please. Stoop and scoop after your pets. No generators. Take time to enjoy your breakfast and a morning hike before departure, if you wish. We appreciate visitors who have been vaccinated against Covid. We do not require proof of vaccination at this time but before any close contact with us, we would like to know if you have been vaccinated so physical distancing can be managed appropriately. We want to ensure our health and safety as much as yours. We are fully vaccinated.
Access Road Conditions: Well maintained paved road off provincial highway. Low-hanging trees over driveway - we try to keep them pruned but they keep growing! Entrance to driveway is on top of a blind hill so caution advised in turning into driveway. We do not have experience with large rigs, only Class B and small C. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: We can accommodate a Class B or Class C RV of up to 25' in length. Or a travel trailer of up to 20' in length with total length of travel trailer and towing vehicle not exceeding 30'. Towing vehicle can park beside travel trailer or stay hitched if the trailer is short and doesn't impede other traffic flow.
Hosted By Mirv2105
Retired country dwellers, parents of 3, grandparents of 5 - none of whom live nearby. Details: We enjoy nature and live on 26 acres of woods with our own trails. We are active in our community. We enjoy hiking, square dancing, bridge, euchre and learning. Non-smokers. Home Town: We live in the community of Callander which has a population of about 4000, pretty evenly split between rural and urban. We are fortunate to live in the rural part. Callander, located on the shores of Lake Nipissing, is sort of a bedroom community for North Bay, just north of Callander. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Newfoundland Skills or Expertise to Share: Nature, woodworking, handyman and handywoman.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
4 months ago
Nice people in a nice house with a nice yard, garden and parking. All good!
4 months ago
Very welcoming and friendly. Enjoyed our visit and slept well in the peaceful setting.
5 months ago
Very great place, quiet, lots of space and very warm welcome by the hosts Janis and Lorie. so happy we could stay with them. Had a lot of good conversations together.
6 months ago
Peaceful and quiet for overnight. Hosts were so pleasant and welcoming; really enjoyed chatting with them. Flat gravel parking area. Not suitable for big rigs, as stated in host description. Trails available for walking, but deer flies in forested area bothered our dog, so we stuck to walking on the road. Would definitely stay again if in this area.
6 months ago
This was such a lovely experience.They even offeredme tea and a shower!Place is quiet and easy to access.