Yurt from the river, September 2017. Photo by Vickie Gralewicz.The rapids at the lake near our private dock - they've been called a "natural jacuzzi"! (Photo by Maple Ki.)
Salmon River Wilderness Camp: Yurt & 300 acres
Hosted by Karen
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2 guests
1 bed
2 guests
1 bed
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Tucked away in the rugged Land O’ Lakes region of Eastern Ontario, the waterfront Salmon River Wilderness Camp is a private, 300-acre wilderness, bordering on the pristine Salmon River as well as Cade Lake. Rejuvenate with a swim, go paddling in a canoe at your doorstep, and hike in the rolling landscape of forests, granite and clean water. Centrally located between Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, we're also near Puzzle Lake Provincial Park and the Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area.

The space

Located in the rugged Land O’ Lakes region of Eastern Ontario, the Salmon River Wilderness Camp is a private, 300-acre wilderness, bordering on the pristine Salmon River as well as Cade Lake (a small lake, part of the Salmon River system).

We offer a rustic, but comfortable camping experience, in a large, fully insulated private yurt, just steps away from the flowing river. New this year: take shelter from the blackflies and mosquitoes in our new custom 12x12 screened gazebo, while enjoying the beautiful 360 views of the river and surrounding forest.

Activities include hiking for kilometres along the beautiful Salmon River, paddling for hours on the river and lake, relaxing on the deck, swimming in the private swimming hole, and enjoying a cozy evening star-gazing through the domed skylight. A spring and summer paradise!

There is no running water and no electricity.

Guest access


- 17' diameter insulated yurt (226' sq. ft.)
- 12' screened gazebo for dining and hanging out, protected from all bugs
- woodstove with plenty of dry firewood and kindling (cooktop large enough to heat water and stew or soup in a small pot)
- queen bed with futon mattress, fitted sheet, wool blanket, & two pillows with pillowcases (bring your sleeping bags!)
- canoe with paddles and two lifejackets
- tabletop propane barbeque/grill (with plenty of fuel), metal spatula, tongs, & grill brush
- full set of utensils and tableware for two: knives, spoons, forks, bowls, saucers, plates, stainless steel glasses, mugs
- camping percolator, plus coffee (dark ground roast) and assorted tea
- kettle for boiling water
- small pot with lid for heating soup or stew
- salt & pepper, olive oil, sugar
- large glass lantern & candles
- tabletop lamp that plugs into a regular electrical outlet - if you have a portable power box (not included)
- rustic dining table & two chairs
- dresser with six drawers
- antique wash stand
- rustic night table, with a small selection of magazines & books
- first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and smoke/CO2 detector
- broom & dustpan
- slippers
- clean, private outhouse & toilet paper
- picnic table with benches
- basin for washing dishes, dish soap, scrub brush, dish cloth, & hand towel
- board games: cards, chess, checkers, and Scrabble
- outdoor fire pit at the campsite

What to bring:

- food & water
- cooking equipment
- clothing
- bedding (sleeping bags are a necessity - we supply just a fitted sheet, wool blanket, & two pillows)
- towels
- toiletries
- flashlights

Interaction with guests

We welcome you to our camp and hope that you enjoy your time here. Please feel free to contact us if you need anything or have any questions. We live nearby, and you can text, email, or phone us and we will respond as soon as possible:


Other things to note

In case of emergency, call 911. The nearest hospital is 35 minutes away in Napanee.

Non-emergency numbers:
Lennox & Addington County General Hospital - Napanee: ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Township of Stone Mills Fire Department - Tamworth: ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Ontario Provincial Police - Napanee: ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

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Weekend Price £68 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please respect the natural environment at all times and carry out your trash with you when you leave. Check-in is after 3 p.m. and check-out is by 12 noon. Please remove your footwear upon entering the yurt, and leave the place in the same condition you found it. There are hundreds of acres for you to explore, and we ask that you heed posted signs to keep from trespassing on private property. Sorry, but no pets are allowed. Thank you for not smoking anywhere on the property.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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Alex User Profile
October 2017
Such a beautiful location, even better than the pictures. The best part was how remote it felt (didn’t see a soul) yet we were only 10 minutes from Tamworth. For the fitness and nature enthusiasts it’s a gem! Swimming, hiking, canoeing and beautiful trails to run a 3-4km route on (or longer if you want to run on the main country road) and lots of flat space to do some body weight workouts. We will be back! Most likely for 3 nights. 2 was not enough!

Jennifer User Profile
October 2017
Karen's yurt is located approximately 1km from the road entrance providing a very private and secluded experience. The yurt sits right on Salmon River with trails that offer great views of the rapids. The yurt is stocked with many items needed to feel comfortable such as a wood stove, wood, kettle, coffee/tea lanterns, books/games, etc. There is a firepit, closed in gazebo and a clean outhouse. Karen was a great host. She always responded to texts within minutes and was very accommodating. The yurt is located about 10 mins from Tamworth and 45 mins to Kingston. It's a must try experience. You won't be disappointed.

Reggie User Profile
September 2017
The Place was Awesome as was Karen as a host.

Vickie User Profile
September 2017
Where to start? This was honestly my husband and I's favorite getaway this summer, and maybe even ever? It exceeded our expectation, we immediately regretted booking only 1 night. The property is huge and the river is a paddler's dream. The yurt is cozy, clean and very inviting! The camp is secluded, has everything you need and more. It's like a taste of backcountry camping with a little luxury. Communication with Karen was a breeze. We found the place easily, let the hosts know we were there and enjoyed an awesome 24 hours. I would recommend this place to anyone, at least once in their life!

Eric User Profile
September 2017
My wife and I had a fantastic getaway at the wilderness yurt! The experience exceeded our expectations and Karen was great. Highlights were the setting (nestled within nature), the cozy wood stove, canoeing, and quiet. It is a great place away if you are looking for rejuvenation and re-connection.

Stephanie User Profile
September 2017
Karen's touch of paradise was exactly what we were looking for! Quiet beautiful location to enjoy time with nature and each other! Would 100% recommend this experience! Karen was also a wonderful host, answered all questions promptly and ensured we had an amazing time!

Rachelle User Profile
August 2017
We had an amazing weekend at Karen's yurt. The location was beautiful and even better than we had expected. The yurt itself was very cozy and comfortable, and the gazebo was a perfect place to prepare meals and escape the bugs! We explored the property, and paddled in the canoe around the river and lake. Fishing and swimming were great too! Communication with Karen was easy and very helpful when we had questions. Would highly recommend spending a weekend at Karen's place!

Tamworth, CanadaJoined in March 2014
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Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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