Heritage Area
Camp Otter Lake Management Committee                                                                          

Camp Otter Lake
  • Location - on Hughes Lake near the community of Otter Lake,PQ (120 km west-north-west of Aylmer)
  • Driving Time - 90 minutes from Aylmer
  • Terrain - ample lakefront with dock, hardwood forest and hilly steep banks to lake Safety Concerns - lake and forest fire
  • Phone - public phone at corner store (Hwy 301 / Picanoc) Cell phone reception in some areas.
  • Emergency Medical - Shawville Hospital (38 km) Wheelchair Access - very challenging roadway to cabin with steps Special Considerations - propane is not supplied for cook stove & propane lighting in cabin and woodshed. Bring what you need!
  • Cost - Rental Rate Structure.
  • Availability - Check the calendar for availability
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This is Richardson Cabin (B1). It has a wood stove for heating, a propane stove/oven, and propane lamps.This large woodshed contains all the firewood you will need.This is a good dry spot for tentsFoam padding to protect tobagganers in the winter!Hover your mouse over the image to see descriptions of what you are looking at.
  • Camping Sites - 5 established patrol-size sites (6 persons)
  • Maximum Capacity - many
  • Camp Site Facilities - fire pit and 8-foot picnic table
  • Shelters - cabin with wood heater, propane stove, propane lighting and bunks for 21
  • Toilet Facilities - 3 kybos
  • Parking - 10 spots on site and 4 spots during winter inside gate (200 m to cabin)
  • Water - No potable water available, bring your own.   Potable water is available 24 7 outside the town municipal office 15 Palmer Ave. (Palmer runs west off of #301 immediately south of Picanoc Road.)
  • Firewood - deadfall for camping sites and campfires Council Fire - seating for 25
  Program Opportunities
  • Hiking/Orienteering - many opportunities
  • Water Activities - swimming, wading, fishing (sandy beach adjacent) and canoe tripping
  • Winter Camping - ideal for novice to expert
  • Wide Area Games - 2 open fields and great woods
  • Program Themes - forestry (wide variety of native trees and shrubs)
  • Nearby Opportunities - rock climbing
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A large permanent shelter in the valley of the site is a great spot for cooking,, tying tarps, etc.

From Aylmer take Hwy. #148 to Shawville (approximately 74 km). Turn north on Hwy. #303 to Otter Lake (37 km). In the village of Otter Lake, make a sharp right turn at the first stop sign (post office on left and corner store on the right). Proceed to the small cement block Baptist church on right (3/4 km). Take the left fork onto Picanoc Rd. until your reach Scout Rd. on the left side and turn here (less than 1 km). The camp entrance is at the first wooden gate on the left at the scout sign. Please note that there is also an alternate route to Otter Lake from the northeast via Kazabazua (north on Hwy. #105 from Hull to Kazabazua and then turn left on Hwy. #301).

GPS Coordinates for the front gate: N45:51:34, W076:26:13
  Standing Orders
  1. The Otter Lake Campsite is provided for use of registered members of the world-wide Scouting movement by providing facilities for the delivery of the Scout program.
  2. The Scout Law and Promise and relevant bylaws of the council form the basis of proper conduct by users of the facility.
  3. The theme of "no-trace" camping is essential for the preservation of these facilities and is applicable to all aspects of its use.
  4. The group booking the site is responsible for any expense required to restore the site or facilities should it be necessary as a consequence of their occupancy.
  5. These fundamental standing orders may be supplemented from time to time by specific orders.
  6. The cabin, shed and gate must be locked when departing and during any extended absence from the site.
Please appreciate that failure to observe these standing orders may result in a loss of the use of the campsite facility.
  Cubs resting by the council fire, set and ready for the evening fire. Beautiful Hughes Lake in the background makes this council fire one of the best in Heritage Area.
  Otter Lake Reservations

The Rental Reservation Request form is available at:


When your application is received by Heritage Area you will receive a response informing you of the amount of the Total Fee Payable if the date you stated is available. The fee will be the agreed to total with the camp booking officer based on the fees chart.

The camp fee is due immediately upon reserving a date.

Reservations will be held only for groups having confirmed their reservation by payment of the camp fee.

In the event of cancellation, camp fees will be refunded only if:
a) the cancellation is a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the booked date or
b) a replacement booking occurs for the date in question.

Make the cheque payable to "Scouts Canada - Heritage Area" and send to Doug Cody c/o Voyageur Council at 1345 Baseline Road, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON, K2C 0A7. Heritage Area will issue the receipt

If you would like to use our Area facility follow the directions on the link above. If you have questions or a special request contact the booking Officer - Doug Cody tel: (613) 722-8859 or EMail

If you have any questions about the facility please contact Perry Schippers or Dan Drummond .