We have introduced a new camping cabin to our set of covered accommodations and it is named after an important figure in the history of Ontario Parks.
Here is the story of the new Trapp cabin in Neys Provincial Park.
Why is it called “Trapp Cabin”?
The cabin is named after Linda Trapp, a long-time Ontario Parks employee and former superintendent of Neys Provincial Park.
Linda began her career working as a gate attendant at the Rossport Campground of nearby Rainbow Falls Provincial Park in the summer of 1976. She later held positions as a kitchen attendant, manual worker and maintenance foreman at Rainbow Falls before moving to Neys.
In early 1985, Linda started as a Neys maintenance foreman and within two years progressed to deputy superintendent. In 2003, Linda became parks superintendent for the Nipigon/Terrace Bay node of Ontario Parks, overseeing a network of 27 parks, including Neys and Rainbow Falls.
Recently retired at the end of 2016 with 40 years of service, the cottage is named after Linda, ensuring that Linda’s spirit lives on forever in Neys.
A cabin on the beach
This renovated cabin was miraculously repurposed from an old water pump house to become the first roofed accommodation available in Neys. It is located in the Area 2 campground, on the land edge of the park’s 2 km sandy beach along the shore of Lake Superior.
This rustic one-bedroom cabin has a wood interior, sleeps four, and features Ontario Parks’ first Murphy bed (a bed that folds down into a wall storage unit when not in use) with a luxurious memory foam double mattress. It also includes a double sofa bed, table and chairs, ceiling fan, refrigerator and electric heater.
You’ll find plenty of closets to store your clothes, camping supplies, and toys for the night. The water taps are located right across the street and the comfort station is just a short walk away. Parking is provided on site.
Cook with ease with the pots, pans, plates, cutlery, cups, bowls, knife block, stove, coffee maker and kettle provided for your convenience.
Outside, you can relax on the large wooden porch, with comfortable outdoor furniture and spectacular views of the lake. You’ll enjoy cooking on the side burner barbecue and roasting marshmallows at the park’s only beachfront fire pit while taking in beautiful sunsets, waves, and twinkling stars.
And yes, rest assured, the cabin has passed its inaugural test by none other than Linda herself!
So start planning your summer vacation trips to Neys’ Trapp Cabin and use this comfortable retreat as a base to explore Neys Provincial Park this season.
Visitors must bring their own personal bedding (sheets, blankets and pillows), personal items including towels and food.
Please note that domestic animals (pets) are not allowed in the cabin or on site and smoking is prohibited. There is a 2-night booking minimum, with a 3-night booking minimum on long weekends.
How to book
Reservations can be made online or through our call center by calling 1-888-ONT-PARK. When booking online, select “Roofed Accommodation” as your booking type.
Cabin rentals can be made five months in advance of the arrival date.
Check-in/check-out times: 15:00 / 11:00
Operating season: end of May to end of September
Good date! Neys’ Trapp Hut has been open since summer 2017 and has quickly become very popular. Make sure you book your stay as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!