Go Home to Moon River

CanadaOntarioGeorgian Bay basin
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Shannon
Trip Date : 
Route Author: 
Shannon
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
25 km
Duration: 
4 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
7
Total Portage Distance: 
0 m
Longest Portage: 
500 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Not applicable
Lake Travel: 
Not applicable
Portaging: 
Not applicable
Remoteness: 
Not applicable
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Low
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Day 1: Put in at government dock on Go Home Lake, Paddle toward Flat Rock Lake (camp there first night)
Day 2: Portage over Gray Falls, paddle through Gray Lake, portage into Musquash River, Camp on Musquash River
*If you want to make this a 5 day trip make the next day a rest day and stay camped here, there is alot to explore around here*
Day 3: Paddle along Musquash River, Portage Hydrodams along the way, Go along Moon River, Portage rapids that are too rough to line, line rapids that are too rough to paddle, will meet 4 drops of rapids (after Annie Roonie Rapids), site at bottom of the third rapid is great!
Day 4: Paddle down last rapid, take out at Highway 69 (can be a little tricky, there is a site there that you can take out at though)

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
St Joseph Topo Map<br />
Other
Special Comments: 

While on the Musquash and part of the Moon River you are on the Whata Native Reserve, you should ask for permission before camping there (email can be found online, just google it)

Comments

Post date: Tue, 06/12/2012 - 20:26

Comments: 

You could definitely do this route in 3 days if you wanted to. We went slower only because it was a school group, with some beginners and we also left quite late in the day on the first day.

Post date: Fri, 03/09/2012 - 09:29

Comments: 

Does anyone know if it is possible to do this route comfortably in 3 days? 4 days to make 25 km sounds slow. Also, is there parking at the hwy69 takeout? Happy spring everyone.

Post date: Mon, 08/30/2010 - 16:57

Comments: 

I think hwy. 69 is now hwy. 400. It shows 400 on google maps. I had a great time Shannon! Thanks for all your hard work.

P.S. If any of you go out in blackfly season bring bugspray and benedryl if you swell from bites ;)