Montreal River to Matachewan

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Submitter & Author Information
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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
64 km
Duration: 
3 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
8
Total Portage Distance: 
2272 m
Longest Portage: 
765 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Novice
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Edith Lake of Hwy 560 just west of Gowganda
North through Edith Lake
P 150 m R around rapids
North through Obushkon Lake
East on Montreal River
North through Beaver Lake
P 243 m L around rapid
P 495 m L around rapid
P 120 m L around rapid
North through Tommy Lake
P 145 m
North through Sisseney Lake
P 300m L around rapid
P 60 m L around rapid
P 765 m L around rapids
North on Montreal River to finish at Matachewan on Hwy 66 west of Kirkland Lake

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
41 P/10 Gowganda 41 P/15 Matachewan 42 A/2 Radisson Lake 41 P/16 Charlton Station

Comments

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

Comments: 

A easy 2 1/2 day, 2 night trip, allows lots of time for swimming, fishing. Numerous small cliffs, allow for fun cliff diving. I found campsites to be poor, except for those on Sisseney which are beutiful sand beaches. Most portages good, many of the rapids can be run or tracked in low water. Hap Wilsons book" temagami canoe routes" has a good map and details of rapids and portages.

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

Comments: 

This is a very pleasant three night trip with good fishing. Campsites are generally good, and portages are relatively easy. There is one gravel road crossing about halfway. See Andrew George in Matachewan for shuttle.