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phone 306-398-7668 or Toll Free: 1.888.248.9711
email info@wheelerriver.com

Welcome to Wheeler River Lodge

Absolute Serenity and Unspoiled Northern Lakes and Forests


Saskatchewan Fly-In Fishing

Un-fished waters; lakes with no names that teem with Walleye, Northern Pike and Lake Trout; silence; loons calling in the misty dawn. Your biggest decision – which lure to use. And when to call it quits because your arms are tired from pulling in fish – big fish!

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After many years of operation, Wheeler River Lodge is proud of our reputation as one of Saskatchewan’s first class fishing destinations. There is an excellent chance to land all of our five species (Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Arctic Grayling and Whitefish) in a single day. With miles of water access from our river system as well as several walk-in lakes, you'll find it impossible to fish all our waters on your first trip. That's one of the reasons many of our guests return year after year.

Saskatchewan Fishing License

Hunting, angling and trapping licences are available through HAL … that’s the government’s hunting, angling and trapping licence system.

Create a HAL ID (Hunting/Angling License) before purchasing the license.


Bear & Moose HUNTING

Saskatchewan Bear Hunting

Saskatchewan Trophy Black Bear Hunts - Excellent bear opportunities with the bonus of fantastic fishing.
Tree stands or spot and stalk – whatever your preference.

Information required to purchase a bear tag on client's behalf: 1. Full name 2.Mailing address 3. Physical address (if different) 4. Phone number (home, cell or work - just note which one it is) 5. Date of Birth 6. Height 7. Eye Color 8. Hair color 9. County 10. Drivers' license or passport number

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Moose hunters will enjoy this wilderness paradise. Un-hunted populations enable trophy-size bulls to reach sizes that make the record books. There is virtually no other hunting in the area surrounding the lodge. Kevin estimates that they have several hundred square miles at their disposal for their moose hunts.

Gun Laws

For current regulations on importing firearms into Canada as non-residents:

Canadian Firearms Regulations:

Returning home with your tropy - Transporting Wildlife & Wildlife Products Between Alaska & the "Lower 48"


Northern Saskatchewan Accomodations

Your group of 4 - 10 people will have the entire area as your own! Wheeler River Lodge offers an experience like no other; a quiet remote spot where you can be alone with your thoughts.

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We take great pride in our accommodation, camp area and equipment.

• Modern light housekeeping, lodge complete with hot/cold running water and shower
• All water treated to Provincial standards
• Power generator
• Propane stove & fridge
• Newly installed cell booster tower (cell service available)
• Canoe
• 12', 14', and 16' boats
• in 2021, we replaced all our motors with 15 and 20 hp Mercury 4 strokes
• Caretaker on premises that will do guiding

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The Rowswell family invites you to experience the incredible Saskatchewan hunting & fishing that they have provided to satisfied clients for many years.

  • Kevin and Cheryl Rowswell

    Kevin & Cheryl Rowswell

    Owners / Operators / Guide

  • Kevin brings over 30 years certified guiding and camp operation experience and strives to personalize your trip to match your expectations.

    Cheryl looks after the bookings and day to day operations of the lodge. She can also help you with travel arrangements and answer any questions you may have.

    Together, Kevin & Cheryl enjoy meeting new friends as well as reacquainting with old ones. They are passionate about preserving this little slice of northern paradise and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere that Wheeler River Lodge has to offer.

  • Quinn Mahoney

    Quinn Mahoney

    Guide / Caretaker

  • Quinn, our guide and caretaker, is the second generation of the Mahoney family to work at the lodge. Having spent each summer at the Wheeler with his Dad, Quinn knows every unnamed lake and hiding spot that has produced lunkers for many years and will ensure that you catch fish whose replicas will remain lifetime trophies – in your mind and on your wall.

Kevin and Cheryl Rowswell have welcomed visiting guests for many years to their hunting and fishing operations. The Rowswells run two separate operations. Their son, Jordan and his wife, Kendra, own and operate 12 Gauge Outfitting Ltd for a unique waterfowl experience, while Kevin and Cheryl run Wheeler River Lodge.

Wheeler River Lodge offers incredible fishing as well as hunting for black bear. Kevin and Cheryl are very proud of their beautiful fishing and hunting camp on the Wheeler River. This total wilderness experience offers the finest opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle.




Saskatchewan Tourism 2024 Package

Wheeler River Lodge, located in north central Saskatchewan is a first-class fishing destination and offers you the adventure of a lifetime. There is an excellent chance to land the grand slam (all of our five species: walleye, northern pike, lake trout, Arctic grayling and whitefish) in a single day. Relax in comfort in a modern wilderness light housekeeping lodge, which is fully equipped with kitchen, barbecue, hot/cold running water and shower, propane fridge and stove and power generator. Cell phone service is available thanks to the newly installed cell booster tower. A guide/caretaker is on site.

Whether you are a die-hard fisherman or looking for the perfect family holiday, you will love the pristine waters, sandy beaches, native plants and abundant wildlife. Enjoy a paddle in a double kayak or a canoe, take a hike along a quiet lake and experience the beauty and solitude provided at Wheeler River Lodge, about 180 air miles north of La Ronge. Clients can drive to the floatplane base at Otter Lake (Missinipe), where they will board a floatplane for the 75 minutes flight.

Wheeler River Lodge caters to only one group at a time so your group of 4 - 10 people have the place to yourself! ​Minimum group size is 4 people, maximum group size is 10 people.

2024 Tour Package Pricing

* All Prices in US FUNDS.
* All taxes are NOT INCLUDED.

* We require a minimum group of four (4) adults.
* A non-refundable deposit of $1000 per person is due upon booking.

Fly-in Fishing or Eco-Tour - 5 Nights

  • $2450 USD/Person plus applicable taxes
  • Extra day:  add $200 USD/day/Person plus applicable taxes
  • Children under 16 years old $1200 when accompanied by 4 or more adults
  • Light housekeeping

Fly-in Fishing / Bear Hunt Combo - 5 Nights

  • Light housekeeping
  • Minimum of 4 adults (fishermen or hunters)
  • Includes bear license - fully guided
  • $4450 USD/Person plus applicable taxes


For more details, call 1-888-248-9711, email or visit the Tourism Sask website.



We Supply:

  • Transportation - return flight from Otter Lake included
  • Life jackets
  • Boats, nets and paddles
  • 12', 14' and 16’ Lund boats
  • Cooking and eating utensils
  • BBQ
  • Accommodation

Suggested Equipment List:

  • weight restriction of 50-60 lbs per person maximum
  • Fishing Gear and license - Fishing licenses may be purchased at the following website: https://saskatchewanlicences.active.com
  • Hunting Equipment - Rifle, Ammunition (2 boxes), Soft gun case, Hard gun case (airline), backpack, binoculars, knife, flashlight, lighter or waterproof matches
  • Clothing - warm outer layers & rain gear, white/orange/red/yellow outer jacket, blaze orange or red hat/touque (law), leather hunting boots, camp shoes, gloves
  • Other Personal Gear - sunscreen, insect repellant, bed roll, food & refreshments, towels
  • We highly recommend you purchase out of country health insurance and travel cancellation insurance. >> https://www.insuremytrip.com/

Don't Forget:

  • Large and small ziplock bags
  • Saran wrap and tin foil
  • Spices and condiments
  • For Shore Lunches: Dried hashbrowns, onions, brown beans, breading, cutlery, paper plates and oil



If you have any questions or would like to discuss booking a trip please give us a call.

icon 1 Box 87, Cut Knife, Saskatchewan, S0M 0N0 CANADA

phone 306-398-7668 or Toll Free: 1.888.248.9711

email info@wheelerriver.com

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Wheeler River Lodge is located in north central Saskatchewan, about 180 air miles north of Lac LaRonge. Clients can drive to the float plane base at Otter Lake (Missinipe) where they will board a float plane for the 75 minute flight (135 miles). Experiencing the power and thrill of taking off in a DeHaviland Beaver, Otter or Twin Otter makes for an incredible start to your northern experience.

Interactive Google Map - Wheeler River Lodge

(Osprey Wings float plane base)

Hwy 11 north towards Prince Albert (128 kms) then turn left onto
Hwy 2 north to LaRonge (245 km); continue on
Road 102 north to Missinipe (79 km)
TIME: Approx 4.5 hours

Connecting flights from Saskatoon to LaRonge can also be arranged.

Click Here to View Wheeler River Lodge
in a Larger Interactive Map


Airport Pickup

Pickup from the Saskatoon Airport and delivery to Missinipe (float plane base) is available at an additional cost. Please call for details.


Courtyard by Marriott
Saskatoon Airport,
333 Aerogreen Crescent, Saskatoon, SK.
Phone: 306-986-4993

Nisku Inn Edmonton Airport
1101 - 4 Street, Nisku, AB  T9E 7N1
Phone:  800-661-6966
Free airport shuttle

Holiday Inn Express
1102 - 4 Street
Nisku, AB  
Phone:  780-955-1000
Free airport shuttle

Kingfisher Ventures
Rachelle at 306-420-8484

Thompson Camps
toll free:  800-667-5554

Churchill River Canoe Outfitters

Co-op Food Store in LaRonge

Car Rentals

Budget Car & Truck Rentals
at International Airports:
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Edmonton, Alberta