What forms of payment does Charlton Lake Camp accept?

Cash, Check, VISA and MasterCard are all accepted for deposits. Final balances must be paid with either cash, VISA or MasterCard.

There is a $100.00 fee for each returned check. Charlton Lake Camp also reserves the right to include any fees that a return check causes.

What is the Cancellation Policy?
Deposits are non-refundable for any cancellation circumstance.

Delayed check-in or early check-out of cottage–Guest is responsible for payment of the full reservation

Delayed pick-up or early return of rental fleet— Guest is responsible for payment of the full reservation

“No Show”—–Guest is responsible for payment of the full reservation

Is Charlton Lake Camp a "drive-in" or "boat-in" resort?
We like to say… Both!! The camp is located just 300m across the Whitefish River from our parking lot giving the guests that “away-from-it-all” feeling while still having quick access to their vehicle. Many guests have said that on that short boat ride they felt as if they have left all their cares behind and have truly begun their holiday. Water taxi service is available at request 9am to 9pm daily. Other taxi arrangements (such as an earlier taxi in order to catch the first ferry to Tobermory ) made upon request.
Do U. S. citizens need a passport?

As of December 2009:

– U. S. citizens entering Canada are required to have a “valid travel document, such as a passport” for entry into Canada. For more information on eligibility or to get requirements for travel from other countries visit www.cic.gc.ca

– U. S. citizens returning to the United States from Canada are required to “present one of the following travel documents: U.S. Passport or Passport Card, Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) or Trusted Traveler Card (NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST)”.

For more information visit www.cbp.gov or http://noto.ca/bordercrossing

What can I bring with me across the border to Canada?

Visit http://noto.ca/bordercrossing for information on crossing the border, identification/passports, personal baggage, firearms, alcohol/tobacco, and possible denied entry.

What are the Check-in and Check-out times?
  • CHECK-IN: Please plan to check-in between 3:00pm and 9:00 p.m. so other guests are not disturbed. Your balance of payment is due at check-in. If you would like an earlier check-in, please contact us 2 days prior to arrival to see if an earlier check-in time is available.CHECK-OUT: Please plan to check-out by 9:00am. If you need a later check-out time please check with the office at least 1 day prior to departure. There will be a late fee of $80.00 for all unapproved late check-outs.
What do I need to bring?
  • Charlton Lake Camp prides itself in being the only “inclusive” resort in the area, meaning all you need to bring is your clothes, personal care items, fishing gear, food and beverages.All cottages are fully equipped with bed linens, blankets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, kitchen towels, paper towels, dish detergent, pots and pans, coffeemaker, toaster, cutlery, dishware, cooking utensils, fridge, stove, garbage bags, cleaning supplies and propane BBQ (propane supplied).
Can I drink the water?

The tap water at Charlton Lake Camp is potable. The water is filtered, UV treated and chlorinated.

Do you have a sandy beach?

Yes, our large swim area has a beautiful sandy beach, lounge chairs, roped off swim area with diving/sunning raft, and two pedal boats. The pedal boats are free for Charlton Lake Camp guests.

Where do I get a fishing license?

You may purchase your Sportsman Card and/or fishing license at Canadian Tire or Petro Canada in Espanola. Or you’ll find vendors in Whitefish Falls and Little Current as well.

Are there hiking trails?

Yes. We have about 3km of trails through the woods surrounding the Camp, offering nice views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. There’s a 20-minute hike to the top of Willisville Mountain, near the junction of Highway 6 and Willisville Road. A rail-trail runs through Willisville and Whitefish Falls all the way from Espanola to Little Current. You can hike from the east end of Cranberry Lake to Grace Lake in Killarney Park, and from “the Chutes” on Charlton Lake to Cross Lake. With Killarney Park and lots of Crown Land nearby, there’s plenty of room to blaze your own trails during day-trips from the Camp.

Is there a telephone available?

There is a phone for guest use. A calling card is required for long distance. Calling cards are available for purchase in the office. Local calls are free.

What if I forget something? Is there a store on site?

If you’ve forgotten something, check with the office as we may be able to help you out. Additionally, the Tradin’ Post has ice, snacks, ice cream, night-crawlers, sundry items and some tackle. Games and books for use in the cottages can be borrowed from the lending library. There are large grocery stores, laundromats, LCBO, Beer Store and other full service businesses in the towns of Espanola and Little Current.

Can I rent a boat or can I bring my own boat, kayak or canoe?
  • We have a rental fleet consisting of fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, two sit-on kayaks, and a pontoon boat. A security deposit (credit card imprint) is required at time of rental. PFDs are provided with boat, kayak, sit-on kayak, and canoe rentals. Please let us know if you would like a boat reserved for you so it is ready upon your arrival.If you are bringing your own boat, please let us know in advance, so docking will be made available. There is a docking fee for personal motor boats. For more information see our  Rates page.**For safety, we strongly suggest that children be properly fitted with their own PFD’s prior to arrival.
Do I need an Ontario Boat Operator's license?

As of September 1, 2009 anyone operating a motorized boat in Ontario waters must have a Boat Operator’s license or must complete a short boat safety checklist upon rental. Guests renting a boat from Charlton Lake Camp must show their boat operators license or complete the safety checklist at time of signing the rental agreement. Guests from the United States bringing their own boats are exempt if staying in Canada less than 45 days.

Is gas included with the boat rental?
  • For full price rental, gas is included. For the spring and fall special rates of 1 week or longer, fuel is NOT included. We do have fuel on-site that can be purchased. Pricing for the fuel will be posted at the Tradin’ Post.Also included with all rentals are PFDs, emergency kit, anchor, and paddle.
We have friends/relatives in the area, may they visit?

Absolutely! Day visitors are allowed at no charge. The visitor must check-in at the office upon arrival and make arrangements for water taxi back to parking lot. The day visitor is entitled to parking and must abide by all property rules. A visitor may stay overnight if cottage occupancy limit allows. An additional “per person” charge may apply; call Charlton Lake Camp for details.

Are campfires allowed?

Charlton Lake Camp boasts an old fashioned campfire pit for group gatherings. We supply the firewood. For safety reasons, individual campfires at cottages are not permitted nor do we allow FIREWORKS or FIREARMS.

Are there noise restrictions?

Out of respect to fellow campers, we respectfully request quiet time at 11:00pm.

Do you have WiFi?

Free wireless internet is available at the camp.

Do you allow pets?

Yes, pets are welcome at Charlton Lake Camp. We offer six pet-friendly cottages. Please see our  Pet Policy for further details.

How do I get to Charlton Lake Camp?

Please refer to our  Maps & Directions page.