McKewen Lake Loop

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Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
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Trip Date : 
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Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
15 km
Duration: 
2 days
Loop Trip: 
Yes
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
12
Total Portage Distance: 
3489 m
Longest Portage: 
664 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Not applicable
Lake Travel: 
Novice
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Hwy 35 to north of Leslie M. Frost Centre by Dorset
Access at side of Hwy before bridge
Southwest across Wren Lake to shallows
P 228 m R around falls
Along shallow weedy channel
P 337 m L around rapids
West through marshy area
P 228 m from old dock to Horse Lake
To south end of Horse Lake
P 208 m to McKewen Lake
Camp on McKewen Lake
Return via same route.

Possible day trip from McKewen to extend to three-day trip...

P 448 m from McKewen to Three Island Lake
P 664 m from Three Island to Margaret Lake
P 308 m from Margaret Lake to Dan Lake
Pn 76 m from Dan Lake to McKewen Lake

Maps Required
Other Maps: 
Fost Centre Adventure Map by Chrismar Mapping Services

Comments

Post date: Fri, 08/29/2008 - 14:03

Comments: 

The old dock is no longer there but landing is easy. Portage from Horse to McKewen (P208)fairly tricky as quite a few logs and stumps as you paddle to portage, but if you have good balance you can get out of canoe, balance on logs and pull canoe to shoreline.

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

Comments: 

There are some hiking/skiing trails accessible via McKewen Lake