My Dad's first log cabin (built in 1936).
Now as popular as ever
Welcome toMatthews Little Portage Camp (MLPC) website. Be sure to check us out on Facebook to find out what's happening @ MLPC. My name is Johnny Matthews, owner/operator of the camp my Mom and Dad started with one little Log Cabin in 1936; I have been on the scene since 1942.
Click on About the Camp for more information. For a virtual tour of the camp, click here. Click on to my Blog for updates.
There are now nine (9) cottages privately spaced apart on five (5) acres of land, all having slight to modest elevation, access to boat docking on 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 the good fishing spots. This also allows plenty of open water for safe water skiing and any other water sports.
There is easy access to boat launches and docking facilities on the camp property and help is always available if needed.
The camp'ssand beach is gently sloping and large enough to enjoy a refreshing swim, build a sandcastle, soak up the sun or any other beach activities you might enjoy.
NOTE: Book your winter stay with us! Click here to read more and see availability
Father & sons doing the traditional "Fish Fry"
Let your imagination create whatever from sand
Diving raft on beach
The dock fishermen. Every little persons adrenaline rush. It doesn't have to be big to be a keeper.
Dock fisherman. Catch of the day
Dock fisherman #2. Smaller but prettier.
A bigger fisherman/bigger fish. Dad of dock fishermen had to catch this one.
Year-round operation opens up all 4 seasons for our guests to enjoy MLPC.
Five 4-person ice huts in 50' of water within walking distance from camp. Check out ice fishing details
Winter Snowmobiling & Ice Fishing: Winterized accommodations. Propane-heated fish huts. Transportation & bait supplied. Catch your own fish!
Snowmobiling: Enjoy hundreds of kilometers of snowmobile trails in the winter on your own, or come with me on a guided tour off the established snowmobile trails that takes us through my "trap line". By the day's end, my guests say "WOW!"
A guided tour through a hardwood forest
Stop-over at Pole Camp (trapline cabin)
Pets, being a part of every family, are welcome provided they are well behaved. Please bring your own blankets to cover the furniture as shedding hair gives our cleaning crew a hard time.
Rachel and her pet
My new girlfriend, Lady
Miss Lady 1 year later. She is pet friendly to all our pet friends @ MLPC
My first Golden Lab - Buckshot. He was my friend & constant companion for over 16 years
Jake all grown up
My late great-friend Jake
I look forward to meeting some new friends and future guests! If you're interested and need more information about me or the camp, call me in the evening since I am usually outside all day, or better still, send me a list of questions via email. It will be a pleasure to answer your concerns and to talk to you. To have you stay at the camp as a guest and a friend would be my pleasure!
Your Future Host, Johnny M
P.S. Since the inception of this website my skills in the computer world have improved to the point that I prefer email contact rather than phone. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. Another added feature at the camp is Internet with WiFi availability.
Check out the new Virtual Tour of Matthews Little Portage Camp on my face book Page
Check out my blogs once in awhile for some new features @ MLPC