Clear Lake Loop

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31 km
2 days
Loop Trip: 
Portage Information
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Total Portage Distance: 
2353 m
Longest Portage: 
840 m
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River Travel: 
Not applicable
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Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Hwy 69 just south of Oastler Lake Prov. Park (near Parry Sound)
West on James Bay Junction Road, then west on Bluechalk Road
Right on Three Legged Lake Road and follow to MNR parking area
West through Three Legged Lake
P 318 m to Spider Lake
To southeast corner of Spider Lake
P 638 m to Clear Lake
To west side of Clear Lake
P 239 m to small bay
To north end of small bay
P 840 m to Spider lake (just left of remains of old homestead)
Return via same route

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
41 H/7-8 Parry Sound 41 H/1 Sans Souci
Other Maps: 
Massassauga Provincial Park map - shows all campsites and portages
Special Comments: 

This route passes through Massassauga Provincial Park. Permits must be obtained before entering the park.


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


This is a great route. We did it slightly differently. We went through Spider and did the double portage into Clear (into pond, cross pond, then into Clear), camped at the island site on Clear (fantastic!), and then took the longer portage back into the southern leg of Spider on the return. Spider is a spectacular lake, and Clear is quite different. You have a good chance of having Clear Lake entirely to yourself since there are only a few campsites, and there are some great fishing spots to be found. The best cottages/motorboats on either lake!