History of Buckeye Camp
At the foot of the thundering Eau Claire
Gorge, our location has served as a camp site for paddlers, loggers, fishermen,
and hunters for over a century. More recently, the camp has served as a base
for: tree planters, naturalists, ECO tours, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, ATV
excursions, bird watching and simply relaxing and getting back to nature.
Buckeye Camp was officially founded in 1946
by Ohio sportsman Mr. E. J. Rodebaugh. Rody and his is wife ran the camp until
Mr. J. Sparks purchased the camp from Mrs.
Rodebaugh in the Fall of 1960. The Sparks family continued operation of the
camp until 1996, when an offer to purchase the business was accepted by Mrs.
On April 1, 1997 the sale of the camp to Beth
and Bill Harris was completed and the new owners moved in and began preparing
the camp for the 1997 season.
Many of the current guests at "Buckeye" have
a long association with the camp and return regularly. It is common to have as
guests, several generations of the same family. There is a subtle atmosphere
about the camp which appeals to independent spirits, who want to experience and
enjoy "the North" in a personal sense.
Location of Buckeye Camp
Buckeye Camp is located to the north of
Algonquin Park, between North Bay and Mattawa in Calvin Township Mattawa.
Turn South off Highway # 17 onto Highway #
630 (Kiosk Road) and proceed South for 5 Km, Buckeye Camp will be to the West
side of Kiosk Road at emergency locator # 625.
Phone (705) 744 2206 for further
Rutherglen, Fuel, Groceries and most
cottager's needs including licences and alcohol are available at Gagne's
General Store (10 minutes)
Gorge Conservation Area
Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area Calvin
Township, 396.5 acres Day Use Recreation Area
Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area -
waterfalls and hiking trails just 5 minutes away.
The Eau Claire Gorge
Conservation Area is located on the Amable du Fond River. The most spectacular
scenic feature is the Gorge itself, where the Amable du Fond flows between
steep rock walls in a dramatic series of rapids and waterfalls. A log slide and
dam were built on the property in the 1870's for the Mackey Lumber Company, in
order to transport the huge pine logs around the fast water. Remnants of these
structures are still visible. Directions: From Highway 17, travel east towards
Mattawa. Turn onto Highway 630 and follow the signs. The entrance to Eau Claire
Gorge is on the right hand side. A mixed forest covers most of the property
with self-guided interpretive trails available.
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Kiosk » » Algonquin Park's North gate
access to Kioshkokwi Lake just 20 min. away. The Kiosk Campground is located on
the north end of the Park on a beautiful lake named Kioshkokwi (which means
Lake of the Gulls). Kiosk is 31 kilometres south of Hwy 17 on Hwy 630, which is
45 kilometres east of North Bay and 19 kilometres west of Mattawa.
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705-474-5420 Fax: 705- 474-9793
Calvin Township » » Corporation of the
Municipality of Calvin 1355 Peddlers Drive, R.R.#2, Mattawa, Ontario, P0H 1V0
Tel - (705) 744 2700 Fax - (705) 744 0309 EMAIL - firstname.lastname@example.org
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