Yellowknife River from Upper Carp Lake

CanadaNorthwest TerritoriesGreat Slave
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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
175 km
Duration: 
10 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
0
Total Portage Distance: 
0 m
Longest Portage: 
0 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Advanced
Lake Travel: 
Advanced
Portaging: 
Difficult
Remoteness: 
Advanced
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Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Access by float plane from Yellowknife
Start at Upper Carp Lake
South through Upper Carp Lake
Rapids in narrows in Upper Carp Lake
South through Lower Carp Lake
Many falls and rapids - scenic but hazardous
Icy portage
Three other marked rapids - portage
Sandy portage - two ledges
South through Fishing Lake
Several rapids / portages
South through Rocky Lake
Waterfalls at Clan Lake
South through Clan Lake
Several Rapids
South through Sito Lake
Several Rapids - four portages
South through Quyta lake
Unmarked rapid - portage left
South through Bluefish Lake
Portage around hydro dam
South through Prosperous Lake (16 km long)
Tartan Rapids at outlet from lake
South into Great Slave Lake
Finish at town of Yellowknife

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
85 P/5 Nardin Lake 85 O/8 Mossy Lake 85 O/1 Barker Lake 85 J/16 Quyta Lake 85 J/9 Prosperous Lake
Topo Maps (1:250,000): 
85 P Carp Lakes 85 O Wecho River 85 J Yellowknife