Nym Lake - French Lake Route

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Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
45 km
Duration: 
3 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
1
Total Portage Distance: 
840 m
Longest Portage: 
840 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Novice
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Day One (11 km / 1 portage totalling 840 m)
Start at Nym Lake access point off Hwy 11
South through Nym Lake
P 840 m to Batchewaung Lake
South through Batchewaung Lake
Southeast through Little Batchewaung Bay
Camp on Little Batchewaung Bay Lake night one
Day Two (18 km / no portages)

East through Little Batchewaung Bay
South then east through Batchewaung Bay
Rapid
Rapid
East through Pickerel Narrows
East through Pickerel Lake
Camp around Long Island night two
Day Three (16 km / no portages)

Eat through Pickerel Lake
East on Pickerel River
Northeast through French Lake to finish at access point.

Maps Required
Other Maps: 
Quetico Provincial Park map published by the Quetico Foundation Fisher Maps F-29, F-30

Comments

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

Comments: 

I took this route with a group as a shortened version of our original planned route due to losing a day and a half after a big storm in July.

It is a great route, but by the end of the summer, park staff were recommending not camping in the Batchewaung Lake/Mosquito point area due to excessive nusiance bears, I encountered one at night when weather forced us to camp at the end of the jump lake portage and at eleven, the bear showed up, and had to be chased off twice, before leaving us alone.

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

Comments: 

i have made this trip many years ago and there is a wonderful beach just before entering french lake that you have to sit and view the sunset also bring some plastic worms and catch some pickerel for supper. enjoy the bugs are bad but the journey is worth it so wear green clothing and dont wear any deodorant or shampoo.