Sturgeon Lake Loop

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132 km
7 days
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Total Portage Distance: 
5765 m
Longest Portage: 
1600 m
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Day One (23 km / 2 portages totalling 500 m)
Start at access point on French Lake
West on Pickerel River
West then south through Pickerel Lake
P 450 m to Bisk Lake
South then west through Bisk Lake
P 140 m to Beg Lake
Camp on Beg Lake night one
Day Two (14 km / 4 portages totalling 2200 m)

South through Beg Lake
P 20 m to short section of Pickerel River
South on Pickerel River to Bud Lake
East then south through Bud Lake
P 180 m around rapids on Pickerel River
South on Pickerel River to Fern Lake
West through Fern Lake
West on Pickerel River
P 1600 m R around rapids
West on Pickerel River into Olifaunt Lake
West across Olifaunt Lake
P 400 m to Sturgeon Lake
West then south on Sturgeon Lake
Camp on Sturgeon Lake night two
Day Three (23 km / no portages)

South through Sturgeon Lake
Southwest through Sturgeon Narrows
South into Sturgeon Lake
Camp on Sturgeon Lake night three
Day Four (16 km / 6 portages totalling 950 m)

To west end of Sturgeon Lake (north shore)
P 200 m to Jean Creek
North on Jean Creek
P 105 m R
P 90 m R
P 45 m R
P 110 m R to Rouge Lake
North through Route Lake
North through Jean Creek to Burntside Lake
North through Burntside Lake
P 400 m to Jean Lake
North into Jean Lake
Camp on Jean Lake night four
Day Five (19 km / 5 portages totalling 1170 m)

West through Jean Lake to north shore at centre of lake
P 150 m to Conk Lake
North through Conk Lake
P 95 m to Quetico Lake
East through Quetico Lake
P 160 m to Oriana Creek
Oriana Creek
P 100 m R
East into Oriana Lake
P 665 m along creek
East on Jesse Creek
East into Jesse Lake
Camp on Jesse Lake night five
Day Six (19 km / 2 portages totalling 945 m)

Northeast through Jesse Lake
P 725 m to Maria Lake
Northeast across first bay of Maria Lake
P 270 m to Pickerel Lake
North then east on Pickerel Lake
Camp on Pickerel Lake night six
Day Seven (18 km / no portages)

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

Maps Required
Other Maps: 
Quetico Provincial Park map published by the Quetico Foundation Fisher Maps F-24, F-25, F-29, F-30