Beaverhouse Lake Loop

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Submitter & Author Information
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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
74 km
Duration: 
4 days
Loop Trip: 
Yes
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
5
Total Portage Distance: 
840 m
Longest Portage: 
275 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Novice
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Hwy 17 then Hwy 594 through village of Eagle River
To park on Outlet Bay of Eagle Lake
Southwest across Eagle Lake
(Head towards Poplar Island, South Twin Island)
Into Midway Bay
South on Meander Creek
P 115 m on creek
South on Meander Creek and into Straight Lake
Southwest through Straight Lake
Rapids (may require wading)
P 275 m
P 33m into Beaverhouse Lake (difficult)
Return via same route

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
52 F/11 Osbourne Bay 52 F/14 Vermilion Bay
Other Maps: 
52 F/NW Blue Lake (Provincial Series map)

Comments

Post date: Sun, 06/13/2010 - 13:47

Comments: 

Wen there in July 2007 for a day trip from the logging road not well use portage I clear them a bit.I could have loaded my canoe with small mouth bass and saw a big bull moose.I never did catch one walleye.I plan on going back this year.that will break the routine of walleye and lake trout fishing.

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

Comments: 

We completed this trip in July 2002. The current information needs some updating!

Route description:
Hwy 17 then Hwy 594 through the village of Eagle River. Travel over the bridge in town so you cross eagle River. Take the first left at the intersection with signs advertising lodges,camps,etc.
Park on Littleneck Bay at one of the lodge's launching site.
Travel SW to Perkins Island and then S to Midway point.
SW on Meander Creek. (A very dull paddle that takes about 1.5 hours to the first portage)
P 115 m over road.
S on Meander Creek and into Straight Lake (there is a campsite on the island).
SW through Straight Lake.
P 50m (left side - heavy bush travel)
P 5m over road and culvert.
P 275m (on left side of rapids: difficult portage!)
P 75m or pull canoe through rapids.
Travel through the noname lake.
P 33m into Beaverhouse Lake.

** We didn't find a good campsite on Beaverhouse Lake. We camped on an island that
we've dubbed "Marginal camping island". Water was clear and 26 degrees.
There is one fishing outpost on this lake.

** Portages are NOT well used.

** We left Littleneck Bay at 8:00 a.m. and arrived at
our "marginal campsite" at 9:00 p.m. A long day.

** We saw 1 bull moose, 1 deer, many loons, possibly one bear, and we caught no fish!