Barron River

CanadaOntarioAlgonquin
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
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Trip Date : 
Route Author: 
Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
38 km
Duration: 
3 days
Loop Trip: 
Yes
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
20
Total Portage Distance: 
4990 m
Longest Portage: 
550 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Novice
Lake Travel: 
Novice
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Country Road 28 to Access Point 22
Start at Access Point 22 (Grand Lake)(Night 1)
South on Grand Lake
P 30m to Stratton Lake
Southeast on Stratton Lake
P 45m to St. Andrews Lake
North on St. Andrews Lake
P 550m to High Falls Lake
North on High Falls Lake
P 530m to Barron River
Cross Barron River (literally; bank to bank)
P 15m to Barron River
Continue along arron River
P 285 m, 345m, 155m along Barron River
Follow Barron River to Brigham Lake
P 100m to Barron River
P 440m to Barron River
East on Barron River to Campsites (Night 2)
Retrace Route to Access Point; Night 3 on St. Andrews or Grand Lake (we stayed on St. Andrews)

Maps Required
Other Maps: 
Canoe Routes of Algonquin Provicnial Park
Other
Special Comments: 

Even in the rain, this was still a very enjoyable trip. Nice route for a long-weekend, although its quite a drive to access point 22 from the GTA region. There are multiple side routes which can be used to get to the Barron River. The above route minimizes the portage distances, but there are sections where the portages are very frequent.