Booth- Round Island-Dickson-Opeongo River loop

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Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
60 km
Duration: 
5 days
Loop Trip: 
Yes
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
18
Total Portage Distance: 
17000 m
Longest Portage: 
5300 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Novice
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Difficult
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Beginning at Access Point 17 (Shall Lake), the route leads westward through Farm and Kitty Lakes to Booth Lake. After camping in Booth Lake for night 1, the route continues northward through Chipmunk, Presto, Marshy and Mountain lakes, with night 2 spent at Round Island lake. Day 3 involves one of the hardest portages of the park(4895m) with night 3 spent on Dickson lake. Day 4 contains another hard portage (5305m)and travel eastward through Bonfield, Wright and Opeongo lakes to night 4 spent on Annies bay. Day 5 starts with an easy paddle southward down the Opeongo river, and ends with a long paddle down the length of Booth, back through Kitty and Farm lakes to the Shall lake put in.

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Special Comments: 

Although hard to get to, the remoteness and solitude of Round Island lake only lends to the beauty. Even though the Dickson-Bonfield portage is longer, the Round Island-Dickson portage is definetley the more difficult of the two, with alot more vertical travel and a long, steep downhill near the end .