Space for 1 Rig
30 ft max
3 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
2 months max
Response Rate
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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Not Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • Water Hookup
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring
  • Off-Leash Area


Level driveway that can accommodate Class B, Class C, truck campers and travel trailers, up to about 30'. Please do not transport any firewood into our area; we do not want to introduce new pests to our forests. Well-behaved pets are welcome. Nearest town, Callander, 8 km. Major shopping, North Bay, 15 km. We live close to but not on Lake Nipissing. Sandy beach in Callander. We live on 26 acres of prime mixed forest with walking trails. There is an abundance of wildlife, including many species of birds. The peace and quiet can be deafening for someone who is not used to it and cathartic for someone who is.

House Rules

Smoking in your rig only please.
Stoop and scoop after your pets.

Access Road Conditions

Well maintained paved road off provincial highway.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

We have a fairly large parking area. Tow vehicle could park beside rig.


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Spring, summer and fall. We travel by car occasionally to visit around Ontario and attend square dances.


Callander (formerly North HImsworth Township), ON, Canada

Suggested Local Attractions

Callander Bay Museum, Callander Public Library (has free computer access), Lake Nipissing accesses for boat launching and canoeing, safe sandy beach, splash pad for kids, Callander Municipal dock, fishing, Cranberry Trail hiking trail, Osprey Links golf course, Callander Legion Branch 445 for dine-ins and entertainment, compact business section that includes Foodland and several restaurants

Your Host

Lorence and Janis Reed

Member Since
June 17, 2012
Host's Age

8 References

8 Positive References

0 Neutral/Negative Reference

References for Hartwood


October 2018

Great Short Stay

Quiet night surrounded by nature.

Thanks again for the help fixing my little table. I’m very thankful for your generosity.



June 2018

Just like coming home!

Our travels often seem to take us to Hartwood...this was our 3rd stay! Wonderful hosts who are very welcoming and have a wealth of knowledge about the area. Beautiful setting with pretty easy access. Definitely a great site for a peaceful visit. Thanks again Hartwood!


June 2018

Nice folks

My GPS gave me problems but Janis was in touch with me.


December 2017

Well-located venue

Site allowed us to drive in with our 18 foot truck and 27 foot trailer and comfortably turn them to park the trailer safely out of harm's way. Firm, well-drained and level ground. Wonderfully quiet neighbourhood. Brief drive to North Bay and city amenities, including a busy but efficient hospital emergency department, a welcoming Seniors' social club, and a First Nations no-tax gasoline outlet (all used by us). Hosts informed us of approaching events and suggested we extend our stay to attend them, which we did. We enjoyed a wilderness hike on marked trails that paralleled a very active scenic river dropping steeply to L. Nippissing. Our hosts respected our privacy in spite of our proximity to their front door. Callander's library affords visitors access to the internet. In sum, a recommended boondocking location.

Denis and Nathalie

September 2017

Friendly couple and beautiful property

We stayed one night with Lorence and Janis on their beautiful wooded property. It was like staying in a national/state/provincial park but having the whole park to ourselves! We had a nice chat with our hosts who talked to us about their favorite boondocking location, Newfoundland, which happens to be our next planned big trip! That evening, we enjoyed our diner in our RV while watching up close two deer grazing in their yard. After that, we went hiking on their trails and saw another deer, three frogs and lots of colourful mushrooms. We spent a quiet and restful night there. We highly recommend Lorence and Janis as hosts!


May 2017

Beautiful location, wonderful hosts

May 25, 2017 - spent a peaceful night at our hosts site which they graciously made available in spite of their other commitments that day. They also provided detailed instructions to help find them, with sighseeing tips along the way which were greatly appreciated. Lovely location and friendly hosts. Highly recommended.


July 2015

Wonderful people

We stayed two nights with Janis and Lawrence and it was wonderful meeting them. Janis found for us some local activities and gave us information about places to go with our son. My son enjoyed very much playing with their grand kids and we all had a great time.
Thank you so much for letting us stay and to share with us some wondeful moments
Jorge, Julie and Sebastian

Jillian Hayton

July 2014

Lovely peaceful spot

Stayed two nights with Lorence and Janis - gracious hosts with loads of local information. Lovely peaceful place to park. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.