Long Lake to Buzzard Lake

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14 km
2 days
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540 m
Longest Portage: 
540 m
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Not applicable
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North of Woodview on Hwy 28 to Long Lake Road
Parking is available at Long Lake Lodge
West through Long Lake
P 540 m to Buzzard Lake
Camp on Buzzard Lake
Return via same route

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Take the Long Lake road off of 28, register and pay at the office by the parking lot, and you`re off. You can study the office registry book to see how heavy the "traffic" is on the lake you`re heading for, and plan your trip accordingly. It`s a long but pretty paddle down Long to the portage at the end, which is long but flat and well-traveled. Buzzard has several nice sites, some accommodating 3 or 4 tents. You`ll be joined by numerous fishing boats during the day, some chugging along at dawn, but nights are more secluded.

There`s an easy portage into Vixen, which isn`t much for campsites but has a nice population of pitcher plants, then a killer carryover into Shark, which looks nicer.

Travel time between the Long Lake parking lot and a Buzzard site is 2 hours if the wind is with you, an extra half hour if it isn`t, which is often the case.

Janet Duval