Namewanikan

CanadaOntarioHudson Bay, James Bay north
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Marilyn Sprissler
Trip Date : 
Route Author: 
Discover Greenstone (Longlac area)
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
150 km
Duration: 
8 days
Loop Trip: 
Yes
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
12
Total Portage Distance: 
5200 m
Longest Portage: 
1600 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Unknown
Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

The Namewanikan canoe route can be accessed at a number of locations along the route. The two most popular are the Wildgoose Lake Beach and the Kinghorn Road.  Wildgoose Beach Entrance: Travel 20 kilometers West of Geraldton to the Wildgoose Beach Road.  Turn North and follow the road for 2 kilometers to the beach turnoff on your left. There is ample parking and the beautiful beach offers an opportunity to have a quick swim prior to embarking on your trip.
Kinghorn Road: Travel 55 kilometers West of Geraldton to the Kinghorn Road. Turn North and
follow the road for 14 kilometers to the river. You can access the river at the bridge.
You could also start at the Highway 801 bridge or off Highway 801 at Paint Lake.  Your shuttle vehicle can be stored at Poplar Lodge Park in Beardmore.

Technical Guide: 

Details of route are included in pdf file below.  (Copyright remains with Discover Greenstone.)

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
Wildgoose Lake 42E/11 Beardmore 42E/12 Northwind 42E/14 Treptow Creek 42E/14 Shakespeare Island52H/9E
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