Lac Aux Sables - Bark Lake

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45 km
4 days
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4685 m
Longest Portage: 
1189 m
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Hwy 533 and Hwy 810 approx 100 km north of Massey
Boat launching facility on Lac Aux Sables
North through Lac Aux Sables
Northwest on River Aux Sables
P 306 m L around shallow rapids
Northwest on River Aux Sables
North through Little Trout Lake
P 119 m R around dam
North through Big Trout Lake
Northwest on River Aux Sable
P 189 m L around log chutes and falls
P 79 m R into Long Lake
West through Long Lake
P 122 m to Boumage Lake
P 320 m to unnamed lake
P 1189 m R to Bark Lake
South through Bark Lake
P 230 m to Lake # 32
P 500 m to Lake # 40
P 302 m to Star Lake
Southeast through Star Lake
P 503 m to Lake # 57
P 438 m to unnamed creek
P 221 m to Poupore Lake
Southeast through Poupore Lake
P 140 m around dam to Lac Aux Sables and finish at boat launch


Post date: Thu, 01/03/2008 - 16:26


You can stop in at Moosewa Outpost on Poupore Lake near the begining or end of your trip. They have email to let you contact family, and also a cabin for a hot shower or meal to start or end your trip comfortably. They also can help with maps and water levels, and tell you if anyone else is on the loop, provided they have checked in. They also have maps, and do some outfitting by arrangment. There website is

Post date: Sun, 03/08/2009 - 10:17


It is easier to drive past Ritchie Falls (halfton usable road) and put in at Jack Smith Bay on Sauble Lake, there is a big capsight there.
We used to always do this trip in 3 days, never 4 like they say.
The map is MOZHABONG LAKE 41 J/16
Canada Map Office ( also available in Massey at the Museum or Burk's Shell.)

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


Looking for maps that show the canoe portages in the Bark Lake area.

Paul Piorkowski
41555 Riggs Rd.
Belleville, MI
734 699-5182