Long Lake to Cox Lake

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16 km
2 days
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Total Portage Distance: 
326 m
Longest Portage: 
133 m
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Not applicable
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Long Lake Road off Hwy 28 north of Woodview
Southwest through Long Lake and Loucks Lake
P 133 m into small pond
P 30 m into Cox Lake
Camp on Cox Lake
Return via same route

Trip Journal/Log/Report/Diary: 

Ask at the office at the beginning of Long Lake whether the water is high enough to paddle into Cox. If there`s been enough rain recently, you may not need to portage.

Continue into Loucks when you`ve paddled down Long, but you`ll want to go farther to get past cottages. Clamber, paddle, or haul yourself through the "Rocks of Wrath" and the "Swamp of Despair", wearing suitable water shoes. We did this with three generations of family, aged 8 to 70, so it`s not as bad as it sounds. Cox is a small but pretty lake.

Janet Duval

Special Comments: 

A relaxed overnighter, or base-camp style of trip.


Post date: Mon, 07/21/2008 - 12:54


getting ready!

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


May 28 & 29, 2005 A nice overnight trip. The portage out of Louks Lake was not marked. It is NOT up the creek as you might think, but between the cottage to the south and the creek outlet. From the pond to Cox Lake, we encountered three small beaver dams that had to be lifted over. Also, the portage to Cox Lake is more like 100 m, not the 30 m listed in the description. This is probably due to more beaver dam activity. Cox lake is very nice, with three cottages on it. We saw 3 or 4 marked camp sites on Cox Lake. Mosquitoes were pretty bad, but at least we didn't have any thunderstorms. I am sure we will return.