Eagle River Quebec

CanadaQuebec04 Ottawa
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Jeremy Mayer
Trip Date : 
24 May 2019
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
40 km
Duration: 
3 days
Loop Trip: 
Yes
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
0
Total Portage Distance: 
0 m
Longest Portage: 
0 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Advanced
Lake Travel: 
Not applicable
Portaging: 
Not applicable
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
High
Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

I was stranded for 4 days with a friend on this river after both of us flipping after the first hour over on R3 (Johnson) rapids. I had done internet research which described river as uneventful and even checked it out by speaking with a local guide who assured us there were no rapids more than R2. There is no cell phone reception here and it is very isolated-nobody passed by in 4 days. There was much debris and no portage routes identified. I had to walk a long distance in mountain and swim accross to find my friend. A Surete du Quebec Police helicopter came to get us on 27 May 2019 and winched us up 200 feet into the helicopter. This is not a river to be taken too lightly in my view and I wish to warn others that past reviews are not accurate anymore due to current conditions.  

Technical Guide: 

We did not end this trip in Maniwaki as planned. We were told by police that there were log jams all along the river which would also have made it treacherous at that time of year with high water levels.

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