On an island in the middle of Embryo Lake sits a cabin with a view of the lake from three sides. To get here, you arrange this overnight trip from Viking Island Lodge on Douglas Lake. The lodge provides all the food, linen and boats on every lake. Then set out on the trip up the portage from Douglas Lake to Hatchet Lake. Change boats and fish your way up the lake. Then cross the watershed into Caribou Lake. You will want to dip your line and fish this lake too. Then another portage takes you into Embryo Lake. You are at the top of the Gammon River system and in Woodland Caribou Wilderness Park. This is the top of the Great Canadian Shield and in the heart of the Canadian Boreal Forest. Here for a night, entertain yourself with a feed of fresh walleye, listen to the loons and perhaps an owl and enjoy a unique sunset. Fish Embryo Lake for walleye, northern and lake trout and, boy, is fishing great! Take a side trip to a little portage lake for an extra adventure.
If you prefer the quiet of a canoe trip, Viking Island offers outfitted canoe trips with an overnight stay at the Embryo Cabin along with tenting and other cabin stays. For more information go to Canoe from Viking Island
Embryo Cabin, an island get away in Woodland Caribou Park
Dave and Steve Penn took these fishing pictures on Embryo Lake in July of 2005.
These pictures are taken on the portage trail from Douglas Lake up into Hatchet Lake. Can you tough the hill? The shoreline is Caribou Lake.