Linbarr Lake Outpost
Guests: 4 to 9
Flight Distance: 10 miles, 5 minutes
Fly-in/Out Days: Any
Fish Species: Walleye, Northern Pike
Lake Size: 903 acres, average
Shoreline: 18 miles (29 km)
Portage Lakes: No
Other Camps on Lake: No
Linbarr Lake is known for it’s deep waters and pristine wilderness which makes it the perfect spot for fishing, hunting, hiking & canoeing.
The lake contains approx 1300 acres of water. The north end is its deepest point being over 110 ft. The lake maintains its water level and temperature very evenly throughout the year. It is also one of the last lakes to freeze over in winter.It flows into the Obakamiga river system but is independent of it and set to the west of the system.
It is a good producer of pickerel (walleye) all season long when some other lakes are slowing down due to hot weather.
Linbarr Lake has good northern pike. It also has whitefish and perch but no trout.
In 1923 one of the largest forest fires ever recorded burned around the east side of Linbarr Lake. The burned stumps can still be seen along the Linbarr creek. The fire encompassed the area from Lake Superior North to James Bay. The fire was allowed to burn itself out as no fire suppression was in effect back then. Hence, Linbarr Lake was originally known as Burnt Lake. The portage connecting Lessard Lake and Linbarr Lake was known as Burnt Lake Portage.
The Obakaminga river route was one of the main canoe routes between Mobert on the CPR RR and Tondern on the CNR RR.
The Lake can only be accessed by Aircraft or traditionally by canoe and portaging from the railroad.
The cabin on Linarr Lake is situated on the northeast shore. It was built around 1970 for Maurice Olivier by a local Hornepayne carpenter named Kelly Savento. All the material was flown in with a 180 Cessena aircraft.
The Cabin sleeps 9 people. It has three bedrooms with 3 single beds in each room. I have kept the cabins’ original frame construction but I added a metal roof. I re-built the dock. The kitchen has a new counter top and is newly painted. There are full cooking facilities, with a wood heating stove and propane cooking stove, fridge and lights.
- Running Water: Yes
- Washroom: Outdoor
- Shower: No
- Fridge: Propane
- Stove: Propane
- Lights: Propane
- Electricity: No
- BBQ: Propane
- Heating: Wood Stove
- Deck: No
- Radio or Satellite Phone: No
- Boats: 14′ Lunds
- Motors: 9.9HP Mercury 4-stroke motors
- Other: Propane Fish Cooker, 5G Jugs of Drinking Water
Air Service Provided by:
Forde Lake Air on Second Government Lake
P.O. Box 746 Government Lake Road,
Hornepayne, Ontario P0M 1Z0