Bealieu River - Spencer Lake to Reid Lake

CanadaNorthwest TerritoriesGreat Slave
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
180 km
Duration: 
10 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
0
Total Portage Distance: 
0 m
Longest Portage: 
0 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Advanced
Lake Travel: 
Advanced
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
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Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Access by air from Yellowknife
Start at Spencer Lake
South through Spencer Lake
Two sets of rapids
South through small lake
Long sections of rapids / falls
South through Sunset Lake
West on Beaulieu River after Sunset lake
Section 18 km long with many rapids - ledges must be port.
Through Lake 957
Three rapids in section following lake
South through Turnback Lake
P around falls at exit from Turnback Lake
Mainly flat section of river with a few rapids in middle section
South through Tumpline Lake
Flatwater section of river
Section of river with 3 runs of continuous class 2/3
Flatwater section of river
Through Cleft Lake
Through Consolation Lake
Section 3 km long with 4 major drops
Short, calm section
Chute and falls - portage on left
Section 4 km long - quiet water
P 500 m R around 3 ledges
Two major rapids in next section
P 500 m R around large falls
Southwest into Hearne Lake
Follow west shoreline of Hearne Lake
Small creek from Hearne Lake into tiny lake
Follow trail - portage / paddle through swamp & muskeg
Into Harding Lake - to north end
P to Reid Lake
Territorial Gov`t campground is on North shore
Access by road to Yellowknife or by float plane

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:250,000): 
Upper Carp Lake 85P Hearne Lake 85J Yellowknife 85J