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Quetico – Basswood – Pickerel

DATA Maps, Length 5-10 Water Class Class A / Class IV Distance 100km Cool Features Waterfalls, Beautiful beaches and rapids. The Route - Not Completed as of Jan 2020Depending on what direction you are taking (recommended Basswood to Pickerel for water flow. This route will take you along multiple lakes rivers, portages, rapids and waterfalls. From the beautiful Kashahpiwi Lake to the Large Pickerel lake. This route has a  1.3km portage. Directions: From BWCA access Basswood Lake Entry 51. From Canada you can take multiple ways on Pickerel,  More Details Coming Soon.  http://www.mycanoecountry.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/tKB8uJ9ZPy6kx3fQ.mp4

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Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

DATA Maps, Length Whole Map for Planning Water Class All Types Distance Any Distance Cool Features The Park This wilderness park is a paddler’s paradise offering almost 2,000 km of maintained canoe routes on a myriad of rivers and lakes.Enjoy solitude and commune with nature; Woodland Caribou sees fewer than 1,000 paddlers per season.Two major river systems – the Gammon and Bloodvein flow through the park; Bloodvein River is designated as a Canadian Heritage RiverExcellent fishing for walleye, Northern Pike and Lake Trout and areas with Smallmouth Bass and muskellungePictographs (rock paintings) are located throughout the park and must be treated with respect This undisturbed boreal forest is home to one of the largest groups of woodland caribou south of Hudson Bay.

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White Otter Castle

DATA Maps, Length 2-4 Days Water Class Class A / Class 1 Distance 50-70km Cool Features White Otter Castle, Caves, Waterfall The Route Route 1 80km return Trip: Right before the bridge on Anne Bay Road is the portage trail on the left. Its short and muddy but easy. Starting from Clear Water Lake,  Head North up into White Otter Lake. There are a few methods to do this, either way you will pass many good camp spots. Keep to the west side of the lake and head to the Castle. Return home the same method.  2 hard days or easy 3-4 days.   Tips: Browns Clearwater and White Otter often have motor boats. They tend to get the easy to get to larger camp spots. Bring a Snorkel set. Their is some great Canadian shields you can dive down to ranging from 10 feet to as deep as you can…

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Slate River Spring Rapids R1

DATA Maps, Photos, Directions, and Notes. Length 3 Hours Water Class Class A / Class 1 / Class II / Class III Distance 15KM Cool Features RAPIDS Test Route Launch form North east End Side of the bridge. Right from the start you get into moving water and their is not many spots where it dies down. (April - Early Spring Only) The River is only navigable during high water. And be careful as it sometimes changes paths. This is a Class II/ Class III river. Please use caution and have training or experience before attempting White Water. Directions and Tips:We Parked on Gillesple Rd. Make sure to park way off to the side as it is an active road. You will need Two Vehicles, or a friend. Make sure you each have Keys. This route will take you past some rock cuts, houses and end back onto the KAM, from their…

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Brightsand R1

DATA Maps, Photos, Directions, and Notes. Length 3 - 15 DAYS Water Class Class A / Class I / Class II / Class III / Class Iv Distance 80KM Part 1 More coming soon Cool Features Sandy Beaches, Canadian Shield Rapids, Pictographs Intro To route - July 2019 R1: You have two lunch points to chose from, both will start you on Aylsworth lake. From that, you have a close campsite to each depending on when you arrive. Some chose to camp on the first camp spot if arriving late to make best out of the next day. (Camp spots will be updated on maps with usefulness when visited) 13 km across Alysworth lake into Twining, Take the top north river that bends around a small hill to the North West and loops back south into twining.  At the top of Twinning take the West branch small…

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BWCA – Cummings Lake
During the late fall a good dry tent can be the only warmth you get in a day

BWCA – Cummings Lake

DATA Maps, Photos, Directions, and Notes. Length 2-4 Days Water Class Class A / Class 1 Distance 10-30KM Cool Features Fishing, short hops, Rapids on alternative routes BWCA- Crab Lake to Cummings Lake - Sept 27 2018We Took this trip in the fall time of 2018. It was our last chance to get out. Kyla and i have never been to the  BWCA side of the Quetico so we were intrigued to go.  We had only a few days to spare including the 4 hour drive from Thunder Bay, Ontario down to Ely, MN.Our friends at Boundary Water Outfitters hooked us up withe gear so we did not have to cross the border with much. It save a lot time and trouble for those international paddlers.  They geared us up at their shop and boated us across Burnt side lake to the entry of the park. They provided…

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Marmion Lake Circle Route
Me and Aurora watch the last of the sun after a long day paddle

Marmion Lake Circle Route

To Paddle: North through Lower Seine Lake P 65 m to Husband Lake Northeast through Husband Lake P 20 m into Letain East on Letain Lake P 500 m into Bradshaw Lake (old, overgrown, hard to follow!) Loop through Marmion Lake P 10 m across dam to Seine River diversion Finish at Lower Seine DATA Maps, Photos, Directions, and Notes. Length 2-5 DAYS Water Class Class A / Class 1 Distance 60KM Cool Features Dams, Clear Water, Fishing Route This is a short Circle Loop I completed in 47 Hours. It can be done in Two Days but to enjoy the route take it in 4-5. There are plenty of Fishing spots and lots of extra things to explore. This route you will often see people and there are many Camps.Directions:To get to the launch From Hwy 11B/ Atikokan Head Northbound on Hwy 622 for 11.3km. Turn West…

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Steel River Provincial Park
Paddling up the Steel Lake.

Steel River Provincial Park

DATA Maps, Photos, Directions, and Notes. Length 7 - 12 DAYS Water Class Class A / Class I/ Class II / Class III Distance 250KM Cool Features Waterfall, Standing Wave, Canadian Shield Route This 250km Loop wishbone-shaped park consists of long, narrow lakes, rugged cliffs, ravines, swamps, ponds, oxbow lakes, and a 20-meter waterfall. Great blue herons nest on the islands of Cairngorm Lake. The Downstream part of the round trip has some c1/c2 rapids (with portages). Pack Light for the Diablo Portage it's a 1600m trip up 400 feet in height over some hard terrain. With Two entries you have the option of cutting the trip length in half.Directions:You can launch from Santoy lake and hit up Diablos Portage Day one. This means less driving. Or you can start north On EaglecCresent Lake. This will have you lose some IBS before you get to Diablos Portage but…

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