The camp first opened in 1965. Oscar Larson of Nester Falls was the first owner. Oscar Larson had his base camp at Caliper Lake on the hiway south of Nester Falls. At this time highway 71 was a gravel road ending in Nester Falls. To accommodate his growing business he first built a fly-in camp on Rowan lake, followed in 1956 by the Hecter lake fly-in.
The original camp had 2 cabins for guests cabins # 1 & # 3, Cabin # 2 was the cooks cabin , our sauna today was the guide shack, our fish cleaning shed was the generator shed used to power the cooks cabin, our ice house today was the maintenance & motor shed. The camp was designed as an "American plan" camp for 8 guests.
Captain Ed & Deloris Budish of Muskego,WI. purchased the camp from Oscar Larson in 1971. The Budish's built cabins #'s 4, 5, & 6 , the laundry shed, and added another bed room to cabin # 3. Cabin # 6 being their cabin and office. They also acquired rites to build a tent camp on Priam lake, to be used as an out post facility. Ed and Deloris switched the camp over to a "house keeping plan" camp for up to 32 guests. During their time with the camp boat caches permits were obtained for Lawerance, Hectorine and Priam lakes.
Terri and Tim of Eagle WI purchased the camp in 1991 from the Budish's. Over the years we've made numerous improvements. Motors on all the portage lakes,fish cleaning shed, shower in the laundry shed, sauna, hot tub,walkways on the high traffic paths, sun porch-office on cabin # 6, pool hall addition on cabin # 4, outpost cabin on Priam lake,and on & on. Our camp can accommodate 30 guests, but we prefer to book to only 16 per week to make portaging and use of the outpost more accessible to all.
Our latest change is Jake Gill of Devlin Ont. Jake is working to purchase the camp from Terri and Tim. This takes us up to 2012 and our continued interest in making Hector lake available to those who want to take advantage of a Fly-in fishing and a wilderness experience.