Deux Rivieres Route

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Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
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Trip Date : 
Route Author: 
Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
71 km
Duration: 
4 days
Loop Trip: 
Yes
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
8
Total Portage Distance: 
3070 m
Longest Portage: 
1160 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Novice
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Difficult
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Day One (23 km / 1 portage totalling 140 m)
Start at French Lake on Highway 11
Southwest through French Lake
West then south through Pickerel Lake
P 360 m around dam and rapids
South then west through Bisk Lake
P 140 m to Beg Lake
South into Beg Lake
Camp on Beg Lake night one
Day Two (14 km / 4 portages totalling 1740 m)

South through Beg Lake
P 20 m to short section of Pickerel River
South on Pickerel River
South through Bud Lake
P 180 m R around rapids
South on Pickerel River
South then west through Fern Lake
West on Pickerel River
P 1160 m R around rapids
West on Pickerel River into Olifaunt Lake
West through Olifaunt Lake
P 380 m to Sturgeon Lake
West through Sturgeon Lake
Camp on Sturgeon Lake night two
Day Three (16 km / 2 portages totalling 1190 m)

To northern tip of Sturgeon Lake
North up Deux Rivieres
North through Twin Lakes
P 730 m into Dore Lake
To east side of Dore Lake
P 460 m to Pine Portage Bay
East through Pine Portage Bay
East through Pickerel Lake
Camp on Pickerel Lake night three
Day Four (18 km / no portages)

East through Pickerel Lake
East on Pickerel River
Northeast across French Lake to finish at access point

Maps Required
Other Maps: 
Quetico Provincial Park map published by the Quetico Foundation Fisher Maps F-29, F-30

Comments

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

Comments: 

June 1997 and 2001. Great fishing trip.Long portage from Fern to Oliphaunt. E-mail with your questions.

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

Comments: 

Great trip in June. The water levels are good and the bugs really not to bad. Not many good campsites though. The best was in Olifaunt just out of the river, and one on the portage at pickerel river before Sturgeon Lake. Some great fishing spots. But i have to keep somethings a secret.

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

Comments: 

A group of 6 of us recently did a 180 km loop trip over 12 days that included a portion of this trip. We went south through twin lakes and into the "deux Riviere". It should be noted that by mid to late August that "Riviere" is nothing more than a beaver dam followed by at least a 1.5km slog through a muddy, leech infested bog. While park rangers are very helpful in telling you about the potential of a bog, one never knows the full extent of it until you are in the middle of it. We found using "Swellies" (a knee length neoprene boot) would have saved a lot of anguish.
Be sure to verify water levels at this location before you get up to your eyeballs in mud.