Deacon Escarpment Cabins, Camping and Trails

Woods, Wetlands, Lakes & Wildlife




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Our Story



The motivation behind the creation of this business came from a desire to share our love of the outdoors and the benefits of that connection with you. Our goal is to provide a private place for you to relax and reconnect with nature and the people with you. A quiet place with rural hospitality, woods, wetlands, lakes and wildlife just waiting to be discovered. 

We want you to start your connection the moment you arrive.  

**This is the opposite of "car camping!" 

Leave your car with map in hand and embark on an invigorating nature hike that will engage your senses and introduce you to the stunning beauty of the area. This site has a free map download or simply take one at the parking area when you arrive.

We know that some would prefer to get there fast and then take it slow, so we have made a shuttle service available--for you or maybe for just your gear:)($10 round trip)

The pace is up to you!



We want you to experience the beauty of the Ottawa Valley in ALL the seasons from the top of the Deacon Escarpment...

 -- a unique elevated geographic area with rocky outcrops, oak savannah forest, pines, ponds and stunning views of Golden Lake in the Bonnechere Valley below.

Nature is truly breathtaking all year round, so naturally, we are open all year long so that you can hike or snowshoe, canoe or ice fish, tent camp or winter camp. 

While you stay with us you can witness all the seasonal changes from your private location and along the trails: the brightness of the valley in bud, wonderous green, fall blaze to glistening white. Whatever you choose...our cabins and campsites were created to give you your own private spot to take it all in. 



Your experience is important to us. You have the opportunity to wander and discover on your own or to book guided hikes and choose from fishing outfitting packages. Come with your own gear or choose from the camping packages we offer...


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We offer our guests the opportunity to


with 30 km of hiking and snowshoeing trails along the breathtaking Deacon Escarpment and through its surrounding forests. 

Watch the trails change throughout the seasons. Walk through changing ecosystems from temperate forest, oak savanah, ponds, marshes--all of varying lengths and terrain to challenge everyone.

 Day use & season passes are also available! 

Reconnect, relax and leave feeling rejuvenated. 

Day Use


Embrace the seasons in a cozy, rustic off grid cabin or camp at a 4 season campsite! 

Each log cabin and forest campsite has a unique private location with a private entrance hiking trail to ensure you feel alone in nature. If you are tenting it ask us about choosing your own  campsite location! Start your outdoor experience by backpacking in or ask about our shuttle service.

What's included at the cabins...

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  Spend the day in nature...

Rent an ice hut on Golden Lake for a day of fishing fun. We provide you with a scenic drive to and from your location, holes drilled, dace minnows and firewood. For a guided/"learn-to-fish" experience we will also provide you with fishing equipment, tips and tricks for success and fish cleaning!

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NEW!! Microtrailer for rent, it can be picked up or we can deliver. You can tow it with a car!!

Map Legend

Map legend (docx)


Looking for a Unique Experience during your stay?

Check out Valley Adventure Tours!!


Guided Off Road Adventures

Take the road less traveled.  Get away from the daily grind and visit places most people will never have the opportunity to see. After a comprehensive safety orientation, your guide will escort you deep into the beautiful Madawaska Valley in and around Barry's Bay Ontario.  As the tour unfolds you will encounter, peaceful secluded forests, muddy water crossings, climb to the top of the Canadian shield, experience breathtaking views, and visit some of the most stunning & remote lakes in the area (Bring your bathing suit and enjoy a swim with an entire lake to yourself).  Your tour will make regular stops to enjoy the scenery, take pictures, or have a snack and some refreshments.  We always have a chance of spotting local wild life, including deer, moose, bob cats, owls, eagles, bears, wolves, & many other inhabitants of the Valley. You will discover something different around every corner. Every guided ATV tour offers something new and exciting. You will create memories and friendships that will last a life time!  We keep our groups small to ensure a more personal experience for everyone.  Book Today and Get Away From It All.

You get to drive!!

You get to drive!!


Day Use Access Pass

C$ 11.30

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Live Life Outdoors! 

  • Hike or Snowshoe 
  • A day by the lake
  • Rent a canoe
  • Picnic at a place you discover 
  • Bring your camera for the views and wildlife.
  • 30km of trails are open all year long for you to explore unless otherwise posted on our website.
  • Price is per vehicle; annual passes available.


Campfire Wood

C$ 10.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

A generous amount of firewood, lots for a weekend.  (over 3 bag equivalent) 

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Deacon Escarpment Cabins, Camping and Trails Ltd.

12560 Highway 60, Golden Lake, Ontario, Canada