Indian River Route

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Submitter & Author Information
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Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
42 km
Duration: 
2 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
6
Total Portage Distance: 
650 m
Longest Portage: 
500 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Not applicable
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

County Road 6 off Hwy 7 near Peterborough
South on Indian River
P 30 m around Gilchrist Dam
P 30 m at Payne`s Sawmill
P 30 m around rapids at elbow in river
P 500 m at dried-up section near Warsaw Caves
P 30 m around Cruikshank Dam
P 30 m around Hope Sawmill and Dam
South on Indian River to finish at Rice Lake
(Hwy 34 off Hwy 7 near Peterborough)

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
31 D/9 Burleigh Falls 31 D/8 Peterborough 31 D/1 Rice Lake
Other
Special Comments: 

This route passes through a mixture of scenery, ranging from cottage country to rural / agricultural areas. Most of the route passes through private property, but campsites are available at several conservation areas along the way,

Comments

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

Comments: 

CANOED THIS ROUTE JULY 1/2006. WE PUT THE CANOE IN AT WARSAW AND ENDED OUR TRIP TO THE SOUTH IN KEENE. THE RIVER LEVEL IS VERY LOW, I WOULD SAY THAT WE ENDED UP WALKING THE RIVER FOR ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE DISTANCE (MAYBE MORE). THE SCENERY WAS GREAT THOUGH, LOTS OF WILD LIFE (DEER, MINK).

Post date: Tue, 02/03/2009 - 18:30

Comments: 

We did this trip in early June and loved it. Prince Andrew did the trip in 2007 so how tough could it be?

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

Comments: 

We paddled this route in mid May and found the top half brutal. The river is so shallow from Dummer Lake to the Warsaw Caves that we ended up walking most of the way lining the canoes along. Many residents have built small retaining dams across the river requiring multiple "mini" portages to get over them. South of the Warsaw Caves to Highway 7 is a little more reasonable but is still a shallow, frequently obstructed river. Definately not for a novice.

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

Comments: 

I would only recommend canoeing this route in the early spring. I Kayaked from Warsaw caves to Hopes mill and there was barely enough water south of highway 7 to navigate.

Post date: Sun, 08/30/2009 - 23:31

Comments: 

just wondering if snyone knows if canoeing the indian river from warsaw, to keene can be done in a day or atleast from, hwy 7 down keene, we thinking trying it only have a day available to do so thanks jason

Post date: Thu, 03/04/2010 - 10:22

Comments: 

Start at the legion in warsaw and end at highway 7. It's deeper and will take a day to paddle.