Long Lake to Stoplog

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24 km
2 days
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Portage Information
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Total Portage Distance: 
900 m
Longest Portage: 
243 m
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Not applicable
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Start at Long Lake Lodge [$6.00 launch fee 1999]
Canoe west on Long Lake through to Loucks Lake.
Canoe to west end of Loucks.
Potage right 90m, portage is to the south of the cottages.
Canoe through unnamed pond to portage 117m left into Compass Lake.
Canoe to end of Compass portage left 243m into Stoplog.
Return same.

Trip Journal/Log/Report/Diary: 

Took this trip with my two daughters in July 1997 along with two other fathers and their girls. Left Friday from Woodstock at 4:30 am , stopped for breakfast in Peterborough around 7:00am. Got on the water around 9:00am. Paid our launch fee at the store $5.75 per canoe and parked our truck and van in the parking lot, no fee.

Canoed down Long lake and had a coffee break just before the narrows into Loucks Lake. Continued on to the first portage to the left of the two cottages at the end of Loucks. An easy 90m just had to watch out for the sharp rocks at the end of the portage. Went through the unnamed pond to the next portage a flat 117m into Compass Lake. Stopped for lunch at the campsite on the southeast shore of Compass Lake on a bluff about 15 feet above the water, the girls all jumped into the lake off the rocks. After lunch we continued on to Stoplog

This portage, of 243m is a little rough and all downhill. On Stoplog we proceeded to the campsite where the lake narrows down for the second time. A big site with a rock self about 20 feet above the water a good spot to sit and catch a breeze. Made supper and went to bed because the mosquitoes were so thick. The whippoorwills called out all night, a nice sound to fall asleep to. Saturday we woke up to a sunny warm day. Finished breakfast and went to spend part of the day playing in the water falls between Compass and Stoplog, lots of water coming down the falls, came here once in September. and there was no water in the falls. The girls just had a blast sitting in the natural Jacuzzi. Did some fishing on the way back to the campsite and caught a four lb. largemouth. sat around rest of day and relaxed and swam. Sunday we retraced our steps and arrived back at the launch site at 5:00 pm home by 10:00pm. A good time had by all.

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
31 D/9 Burleigh Falls
Special Comments: 

Good weekend trip, secluded lake with four good campsites on it. Long and Loucks lakes can be busy with motor boats on the weekends, but Compass and Stoplog are motor boat free. Good fishing for small and largemouth bass with lake trout and splake also present in Stoplog. There is a nice waterfall between Compass Lake and Stoplog, to the right of the portage trail, there is a shower and a Jacuzzi below some of the chutes.