Powder King Mountain Resort has purchased the Azouzetta Lake Lodge in the Pine Pass for an undisclosed amount.
RV and camping spots, as well as cabins and rental suites will be available this summer.
New owner Jim Salisbury says the once-popular resort on the north shore of Lake Azouzetta near Pine Le Moray Provincial Park has been unused for the last four or five years—meaning he and his family have some work to do to get it up to standard.
Powder King opened the lodge on May long weekend, but the damp and cold weather made for a quiet few days.
"We only made the final decision to open on Friday by placing a few homemade 'open' signs at the entrance," Salisbury said in an email. "It snowed and was only one or two degrees on Friday afternoon, which made it difficult for camping."
The resort property has 26 RV sites, places to camp, two A-frame cabins and a few rental suites.
There's a place to launch boats into the lake and plans to construct a dock are well underway.
"It's a real nice scenic lake," Salisbury said. "Sitting in the boat, looking up at that Murray Range of mountains, you just go 'wow that looks pretty cool.'"
Salisbury hinted that purchasing the lodge is a sign of things to come for the Powder King Resort. Several plans are in the works that will be released at a later date.
"The only real difference between Powder King and the other medium-sized resorts is that they have a 25-year head start," Salisbury said. "Powder King is in its infancy. It's going to go from being a baby to a little bit more of a respectable resort destination and everybody in the region is going to benefit from that."