Welcome to MLPC home page. Browse & enjoy what we have to offer. 2024 marks 94 years of ownership & operation as a "Tourist Camp" by the Matthews family. We are now three Matthews family members strong - Me (Johnny), Scott (one of my sons) & my granddaughter Leneath (Scotty's daughter). We all have the same aim in mind...that is to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible!
Matthews Little Portage Camp
1965 aerial view of MLPC
The Log Cabin (cottage #6) Built in the 1930s but still as popular as ever/often called the Honeymoon cabin because that is where Mom & Dad spent their honeymoon in 1936. A new porch since 1930.
This is going back to the late 30s / early 40s with what we just called "The Gas Boat". That's my Dad @ Stillers Landing waiting for guests to arrive. That was the end of the road @ that time. Water transport to MLPC was the only way.
This is me & my dad in 1958. He passed a year later.
Me and my best friend Buckshot a while ago
The new replacement for Buckshot @ MLPC (Lady) also my present best friend promoted to Dock superintendent
This is what it looks like in 2023
Lots of grass for outdoor activities
Lots of lawn for Bocce
Let your imagination create whatever from sand
Father & sons doing the traditional "Fish Fry"
Diving raft on beach
The dock fishermen. Every little person's 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
Snowmobiling: Enjoy hundreds of kilometers of snowmobile trails in the winter on your own, or be accompanied by myself off the established snowmobile trails that I am familiarity with .
A guided tour through a hardwood forest.
Winter Uber service to ice huts.
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
Pontoon boat guided tour on the Sag
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 free 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