Matthews Little Portage Camp, owned and operated by me, Johnny Matthews, was started by my mom and dad in 1936 with one log cabin.
There are now nine (9) cottages on five (5) acres of land with slight to modest elevation, access to lakeshore frontage and docking areas on both sides of the lake. The camp, on a 5-acre narrows called an isthmus (like Panama), has water on both sides giving us the advantage of close proximity to good fishing spots. This also allows plenty of open water for safe water skiing and other water sports.
My job here at the camp, besides cutting the grass and taking out the trash, is to make your vacation as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. “A satisfied customer” was always my parents' policy and it's mine, too. I guess that's why we have clientele and friends returning to our camp year after year for 2, 3 & 4 generations. The camp is a one-man operation with lots of help from my sons and 8 grandchildren. If you need anything, there's always someone to help. I can’t change the weather, nor can I make the fish bite, but I’m quite certain I can handle the rest.
Many thanks to my granddaughter (Leneath) and long time friends & customers (Jamie & Lisa Alton) for putting this website into action - a whole new experience for me! I look forward to meeting new friends and clients. If you're interested and need more information about me or the camp, it's best to send me an email message since I am usually outside during the day. It will be a pleasure to answer your questions and talk to you. To have you stay at the camp as a guest would be the Grand Finale!