Magnetewan River North Branch

CanadaOntarioGeorgian Bay basin
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
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Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
43 km
Duration: 
3 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
6
Total Portage Distance: 
6645 m
Longest Portage: 
2285 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Difficult
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Hwy 124 - turn north on Hwy 520 just east of Dunchurch
North on Wahwashkesh Lake Road just before Whitestone
About 9 km down road to the public parking / access
North then west through Wahwashkesh Lake
West through Deep Bay
P 2285 m R around Canal Rapids and Graves Rapids
West through Trout Lake
West on Magnetewan River
P 390 m R around Mountain Chute
P 45 m L around Stovepipe Rapids
West through Island Lake
West on Magnetewan River
P 190 m L around Three Snye Rapids
Portage 75 m R around rapids
P 2380 m L around Thirty Dollar Rapids
Head south on Magnetewan
P 1370 m R around rapids / chain of small lakes
East on South Magnetewan River
South through Harris Lake to finish at Marina

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
41 H/9 Pointe Au Baril 41 H/16 Noganosh Lake

Comments

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

Comments: 

This route can be done as a loop starting at the Haris Lake marina and ending there. Contact the Haris Lake Marina and for a few bucks they will send you a map. Nice route, thrity dollar rapids a lenghty portage.

Dale

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

Comments: 

On this route you can head west out to the end of the Magnetawan river and just past 69 Highway to the resort on north side approxiamatly a 1/2 day from 30 dollar rapides.

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

Comments: 

Thirty Dollar Rapids begin directly under the CNR bridge, not further down river as shown on the topo map.

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

Comments: 

Portage at Thirty dollar rapids is not only lenghty, it is also quite challenging. If you want to try to line the canoe down, keep to the right side, and be careful.

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

Comments: 

I've completed this trip several times except I stayed on the Mag and ended the trip at Byng Inlet or the Magnetawan Trailer Park. This was a great trip each time.

Post date: Tue, 05/22/2012 - 09:43

Comments: 

Where can I get a map of this route?