lower Clearwater

CanadaAlbertaAthabasca and Beaver
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Doug Fllint
Trip Date : 
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
0 km
Duration: 
6 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
1
Total Portage Distance: 
4000 m
Longest Portage: 
1600 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Not applicable
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

Fly in

Technical Guide: 

Fly in to bottom of Contact rapids in Saskatchewan (1 day upstream of Methye portage)paddle to Fort McMurray Alberta

One optional portage at Whitemud Falls, one mandatory portage at Whitemud Falls, and the rest of the portages (3)are skill based.

Trip Journal/Log/Report/Diary: 

Which trip? I have done this section 15+ times. Please email for details dflint@telusplanet.net

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
74D9,10,11,15,74C12
Topo Maps (1:250,000): 
74D,74C
Other
Special Comments: 

The time listed is for solo paddlers. Currently I do this trip a couple of times year solo (unless you count dogs). I live in Fort McMurray so the logistics are easy, fly in - paddle back to the truck. The number of portages listed is what I do, solo paddlers with better skills (crazier than me) and tandem boats can cut this down to 1 portage.