Mattawa/Ottawa

CanadaOntarioOttawa
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Vesna
Trip Date : 
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
75 km
Duration: 
5 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
8
Total Portage Distance: 
1500 m
Longest Portage: 
400 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Low
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Start in Blanchard's Landing (End of Lake Talon)

Start paddling East

Portage de Talon 325M Right
Portage des Perches 150M Left
Portage de la Cave 100M Right
Portage de la Prairie 300M Left
Portage des Paresseux 400M Right
Portage 50M Left (Sign Missing)
Portage des Roches 150M Left
Portage Campion 175M Right
Portage around Dam in Mattawa 200M Right

Turn towards southeast at Ottawa River - pass under bridge and continue to Deux-Rivieres, ON

Maps Required
Other Maps: 
31 L/7 Mattawa 31 L/8 Riviere Maganasipi 31 L/6 North Bay is optional - trip starts around the end of it<br />
Other
Special Comments: 

Portage des Perches, Unsigned Portage, Portage des Roches, and Portage Campion can be paddled through.

Portage around the Mattawa Dam is missing a bridge, you have to walk through knee-deep water.

Campsites are very hard to find. Try to camp first night around Bouillon Lake, third night in Peninsulas roughly 10 km down Ottawa River on Quebec Side.
There may be a campsite across the river from the final portage, as well as a trailer park approaching Mattawa on the right. Two campsites are on an island around Deux-Rivieres. Pass underneath the second bridge from the Ontario side and follow the island on the left.

Comments

Post date: Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:50

Comments: 

Havn't been to camping in a while might give this location a try next time.

Post date: Tue, 10/01/2013 - 07:17

Comments: 

There might be a campsite athwart the rivulet from the definitive portage, as well as a trailer meadow approaching Mattawa on the appropriate. writing service Twin campsites are on an isolate about Deux-Rivieres. Crisis beneath the substitute traverse from the Ontario profile moreover attend the key on the sinister.