Upper Speed

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Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Admin
Trip Date : 
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Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
12 km
Duration: 
2 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
1
Total Portage Distance: 
10 m
Longest Portage: 
0 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Not applicable
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Not applicable
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Upper Speed River, Above Guelph Lake: put in at Eramosa 3rd Line,north of Wellington Road 22. Takeout at upper end of Guelph Lake at end of Conservation Road.

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
Guelph 40P9
Other
Special Comments: 

Fast run with tight channel in places. Need a minimum of 2.8 cu.Metres/sec on the Armstrong Mills gauge (as seen on Speed River section of River Conditions portion of GRCA's website). "Flashy" (rises and falls quickly after storms)and minimum flow conditions are not met by just normal summer flows. Takeout is inside a conservation area, but no charge applies if you are simply leaving a shuttle car at takeout. Portage is around a low flow crossing just after a low private bridge.