French River - Restoule to Highway 69

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Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
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Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
71 km
Duration: 
5 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
8
Total Portage Distance: 
1500 m
Longest Portage: 
1000 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Novice
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Day 1
Restoule Provincial Park
Stormy Lake
Restoule River
Lennon Lake
Restoule River
Scott`s Dam - P 40m R
MacArthurs Rapids - portage R 120 m
Paddle or walk through shallows under bridge
Rapids - C1- run CL
Rapids - portage R into French River 1000m
Campsite on portage

Day 2
French River west
Commanda Island / Eighteen Mile Island
Selection of campsites before or after Little Pine Rapids

Day 3
Little Pine Rapids - CBR or portage on north shore 40m
Big Pine Rapids - portage on north shore 80m
Point Edward - CBR - avoid centre rocks or portage 30m
Blue Chute - usually CBR, north or south of island
Big Parisien Rapids - portage on north shore 70m
Devil Chute - portage on north shore
Little Parisien Rapids - usually runable south of island

Day 4
Crooked Rapids portage on north shore 80 m
Cross island
Owl`s Head Rock

Day 5
Hydro transmission Line
Lost Child Bend
Main Channel
French River / French River Supply Post (3km off Hwy 69)

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
31 L/4 Nippising 41 I/1 Noelville
Other Maps: 
French River Provincial Park map