Wolf Lake Loop

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Submitter & Author Information
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Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
28 km
Duration: 
2 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
4
Total Portage Distance: 
1300 m
Longest Portage: 
330 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Not applicable
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Unknown
Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

The portages, although few in number, are quite rugged.

Technical Guide: 

Highway 17 about 20 min. east of Sudbury
North on Kukagami Lake Road
Park at public parking area on Matagamasi Lake
North on Matagamasi Lake
P 320 m L around bouldery rapid in Chiniguchi River
(or wade / line) if water levels permit
North for short section of Chiniguchi River
P 330 m R around scenic waterfall - 30 m drop
North into Silvester Lake
North into Wolf Lake
Camp on Wolf Lake
Return via same route

Other
Special Comments: 

A great weekend or long weekend trip. The series of waterfalls beside the second portage makes this trip worth doing. A spectacular series of small falls with beautiful lagoons between. Spectacular!

Wolf Lake has 3 or 4 good campsites interspersed around its perimeter. Nice views from the ridges around the lake should you choose to hike up there.

Photo Gallery

Comments

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

Comments: 

I live on kukagami Lake road, and I've been canoeing wolf lake for some years now. It's sad to see more and more people out there A great part of the wolf lake beauty was found in seclusion. Is a shame that some people can't enjoy nature without messing it up... As for Denise, i have quite a few pictures on the wolf lake area. E-mail me if you wish.

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

Comments: 

Looking forward to doing this
part of the trip all the way
up to McConnell Bay and back this coming Sept. 15-19/04.
What bugs me about comments above from Chris is that he does not indicate what time of the year he went. It sounds like the fall, but who knows?? It would be a great help to those of us contemplating new trips had some idea of the time of year others are canoeing these routes. (Thanks for listening to my two cents worth!)

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

Comments: 

I have paddled this route on a number of occasions and also know many people who have conoed through this area as part of Laurentian Universities Outdoor School. The main thing I have to say about this route is that it is going down hill in a hurry. No offence to Kevin Calan but since he put this route in his book, we might as well be going to Killarney or Algonquin. At least if we go there we won’t have to here the sound of ATVs going till all hours of the night and gun shots in the fall. One of the main snowmobile trails in the area passes right through the route which provides easy access to ATVs and hunters. A lot of the campsites are also within one portage of one of the many logging roads or the snowmobile trail so its not uncommon to see a few boats pulled up on shore with a mountain of beer cans beside them. A teens summer camp also uses this area quite frequently and has created for itself a bad reputation. I attribute at least some of the mess to them.

On one trip last year, we cleaned up garbage at all three campsites we stayed at, both places we ate lunch and some of the portages that crossed the road. We also ran into at least twenty canoes between Wolf Lake and Matagamasi alone! All but one group seemed to be quite unfriendly. The only saving grace seems to be the blue lagoon. Of course this also had a line up to get in. I will not be returning to this canoe route for some time. Everyone I talk to says that the area is beautiful and it is. However, they always go on to say something about the ATVs or the bear hunters or the garbage or the crowds. I will be heading back to the provincial parks where things seem to be just as heavily used but in better condition.

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

Comments: 

It would be good to talk about the old red pine in this area - the only red pine forest in Ontario that has any special protection. Call me

853-4929

Post date: Tue, 07/14/2009 - 16:05

Comments: 

My family has had a camp is the Kukagami area for as long as I can remember. We also live in a nearby town.
I have been hiking, canoeing, as well as ATVing and snowmobiling in this area for years and years. I find that alot of canoers and hikers I have met while on the trails have this elevated sense of entitlement that they are the only ones worthy of enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. The unfriendly people "Chris" mentions may have been locals who are tired of visiting hikers and canoers using the roads we pay to maitain and telling us we shouldn't hunt or use our ATVs when they're around.

Post date: Mon, 12/06/2010 - 18:08

Comments: 

I have relatives who have a camp on Metagamasi Lk and I've spent a lot of time at wolf mountain. I'd really like to try out this route and it would be great if someone could email me with some tips and imformation. Also is there anywhere I could get a map of this route ?