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This section will offer weekly updates of events at Lakair Lodge and other bits of information pertaining to fishing and vacationing in our area. Please send your photos (fish pictures, scenery, etc.) taken while on vacation at our lodge and we will post some of them on this site or perhaps in our main photo section.

Closed for 2014 Season

Mon. June 9, 2014

Dear Friends,

It is with much contemplation and sadness that we have made the difficult decision not to open Lakair Lodge for the 2014 season.

Some time ago Kevin was diagnosed with a very serious health issue. As we focus on dealing with the challenges associated with his illness it has become clear that we will not be able to operate the lodge for this season.

We recognize that this is short notice and we truly hope that you will be able to make other arrangements for your holiday. We can highly recommend the following other lodges in our area:

Mashkinonje Lodge (formerly Lucky Strike Camp)

Memquisit Lodge

Shuswap Camp

Monetville Tavern & Lodge

When the dust settles it would be truly nice to hear from you. We value all of our guests and appreciate the business you have given us over the years.

Life throws all of us curveballs and we have caught ours.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding in this situation.

Kevin & Leslie Cameron

time for a break.... :)

the bay
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Sat. September 15, 2012

This fall we have decided to close the lodge early (September 15) due to health reasons. This affects our fall business only and we will be opening in the spring on 2013, on the May Long Weekend, as usual.
We send to all our guests our best wishes for this fall season. The colours up here are just beginning to really show well. It is actually one of our favorite times of the year. For those wishing to try fall fishing on Nipissing we recommend you contact one of the following lodges: Lucky Strike Camp (705-594-1349), Memquisit Lodge (705-898-2355), Shuswap on the Nipissing (705-898-2485) or Monetville Tavern Lodge (705-898-2921). These three quality fishing resorts are all located on the West Arm of Lake Nipissing.

Digger the Dog (140.8 KB)

Celebrating 90 years on the West Arm

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Sat. May 16, 2009

Opening Day 2009, marks 90 years that the Cameron family have been catering to sportsmen on the West Arm of Lake Nipissing.

It all started way back in 1919 when Fred and Lillian Cameron first created Samoset Lodge out of the forest next to a rock point and a sandy beach.

Years later (1948), with much water under the bridge, Lillian (now a Batsford) and her son Wally Cameron joined forces to build a second lodge, named Lakair, located beside the original lodge and fronting on the new "Kings" Hwy.#64.

In 1992, son Kevin and wife, Leslie took over Lakair Lodge from Wally and Hazel Cameron to carry on the tradition.

Much has changed over those 90 years and much has remained the same. The lake is still very beautiful, and the fishing, although not the virgin fishing of the early '20s remains very good.

At Lakair we have strived to maintain much of the "50s" charm. Many of our guests have been coming here for generations and the old timers have great stories to tell of fishing adventures from years gone by. Some of our guests are direct descendants of the original visitors who first met my Grandmother, Lillian Cameron (originally Lillian Lavanna Rice) way back in the 1920s