The Cookhouse

Serving elevated comfort food – on site.

Located at the Base Camp of Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd., The Cookhouse is open year round.  Operating as a licensed restaurant by A.G.C.O. (the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario). Over the years, The Cookhouse has catered to a wide array of customers, including visitors to the Forest and participants of our group experiences. The Cookhouse is also very experienced in hosting special events such as celebrations for special occasions and weddings. Whatever your culinary needs are, The Cookhouse will meet and exceed your expectations.

Let us plan your next special occasion for you.


  • Wedding Receptions
  • School Groups
  • Elderhostel Groups
  • Corporate Groups
  • Hog Roasts
  • Christmas Celebrations
  • Birthday Parties
  • Outdoor Barbeques
  • Benefit Dinners
  • Halloween Parties
  • Special Events
  • Thanksgiving Dinners

Hours of Operation

Current Operating Hours as of July 15th, 2021: 


Kitchen is open from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Camp Store is open 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Monday -Wednesday | CLOSED

Takeout and a small licensed casual outdoor dining area are available at this time.

Curb side/Contactless pick up is available with payment on the phone. AMEX/VISA/MC – Cash & Debit for in house pick up only.

Effective August 23, 2021: The Cookhouse will be closing its doors.

The Camp Store will remain open for ice cream, coffee, groceries, and snacks Thursday through Sunday 10am to 7pm to end of day Sunday, September 5 at which point it will also close.

The Main Office continues to be open seven days a week 8am to 5pm with snacks, and coffee.

While the Cookhouse is closed, we recommend visiting the Kennisis Lake Marina and The Saucey Pig for food options. They are located at: 1076 Wilkinson Road, Haliburton, Ontario.

Really Good News – Truss Foodworks led by Mike Rae is taking over the Cookhouse in October! Stay tuned for more details but we can’t be more excited.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause but are looking forward to re-opening in October stay tuned for more yummy updates! We would also like to thank you all for your continued support in the Cookhouse.


The Cookhouse at Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd
1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0

Phone: 1-800-631-2198 ext. 150
Out of Country Phone: 1-705-754-1729