Whitey and Ann Ham opened Whitey's Fish Camp in 1963 while Whitey was employed in the U.S. Navy. The original fish camp consisted of a tackle shop with nine bar stools, a toaster oven, soft drinks, beer, & sandwiches.
In 1969, they converted an old storage room into a dining room and remodeled another room, that housed bait tanks, into a full kitchen. In 1970, 16 sites were added for mobile homes, and 10 years later they changed the campground to accommodate up to 44 RV's.
In 1988 the "new" Whitey's Fish Camp & Restaurant were built complete with a full service bar, kitchen, dining room, and outside deck. On March 30, 2002, an electrical fire destroyed the kitchen and entire inside dining area. The restaurant was re-opened for business in February 2003. The Year of the re-opening marked Whitey's 40th year in business!