Lost Channel - North Magnetawan

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50 km
3 days
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Total Portage Distance: 
6200 m
Longest Portage: 
2380 m
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Put in at Lost Channel Lodge (Lost Channel Rd.) or Fleming`s Landing (Birchwood Tr.) off Hwy 522 E. from #69.
Paddle E. 8 km from Lost Channel
W. 6 km from Fleming`s Landing to Smoky Creek (at Cabin named "Smoky").
P. 200m R. along Smoky Cr.
paddle 2km,
P. 75m L. around beaver dam,
paddle .5 km and P. 350m R. into Smoky L.
Paddle 4 km to S. end of Smoky L. to Noganosh L. (Good campsites on E. side of Smoky L. and on island near S. end).
Paddle 8 km to SW. end of Noganosh L.
P. 1800m to Sunny L. (Take trail W. 50m to road, follow road S. 1600m to swamp on R. Trail L. into Sunny Lake not obvious - may have to bushwack about 200m.
Paddle .5 km to S. end of Sunny L.
P. 200m into N. arm of Portage L.
Paddle 1 km to SW. end of Portage Lake and P. 200m R. into N. Magnetawan R. Paddle 4 km W. on Mag. R., through Island L.
P. 190m L. around 3 Snye Rapids (campsites in lake and at portage).
Paddle 2 km to railroad bridge, portaging 2 sets of rapids (R. & then L.- could be run under high water conditions).
Portage L. 2380m from bridge around 30 Dollar Rapids.
The remaining 13 km of river to Hwy. 69 contains some swifts and 5 rapids, some of which can be run in high water.

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
41 H/9 Au Baril 41 H/16 Lake
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Overnight camping and shuttle available at Fogalin`s Fishing Camp (turn L. off #69 just N. of bridge).

Fraser Forrest


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


We want to take Magnetawan route (have not decided which part yet) but most of the routes go through Magnetawan Indian Reserve. Can you paddle through the reserve? Please let me know, would be very interesting.