Nistowiak Falls

CanadaSaskatchewanLower Churchill
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
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Trip Date : 
Route Author: 
Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
145 km
Duration: 
6 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
5
Total Portage Distance: 
2040 m
Longest Portage: 
1100 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Novice
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Unknown
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

This trip starts at Otter Lake (part of the Churchill River system) which can be accessed via Highway 102. The northern community of Missinipe (situated on Otter Lake) would be a good place to arrange for the safe-keeping of your vehicle.
S and E on Otter Lake
P 73 m to unnamed lake
S on unnamed lake
P 278 m to Mountain Lake
S on Mountain Lake to Stanley Portage
P 90 m to Drope Lake
W on Drope Lake through Frog Narrows to Nistowiak Lake
P 1100 m to Iskwatikan Lake
W on Iskwatikan Lake to Hale Lake (this requires paddling upstream through a short class 1 rapid)
W on Hale Lake
P 500 to Diefenbaker Bay, Lac la Ronge
W on Lac la Ronge to the take out point of this trip - Wadin Bay or the community of La Ronge

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
73-P/3 La Ronge 73-P/6 Nemeiben Lake 73-P/7 Stanley 73-P/8 Nistowiak Lake 73-P/10 Otter Lake

Comments

Post date: Sat, 01/01/2000 - 07:00

Comments: 

There are many ways to do this trip by picking different put-in or take-out points. The easiest/shortest way to visit Nistowiak Falls is to put-in at Stanley Mission, paddle to the falls, and return the same way. Nistowiak Falls is about 15.5 km from Stanley Mission