Sydney Creek

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Submitter & Author Information
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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
32 km
Duration: 
3 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
7
Total Portage Distance: 
1780 m
Longest Portage: 
500 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Novice
Lake Travel: 
Novice
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Take Hwy 560 from Hwy 144.
Start at Longpoint Lake (22 km west of Elk Lake)
North through Longpoint Lake
North on Sydney Creek
North through Mooseheart Lake
North through Eagle Lake
P 425 m R to Shillington Lake
North through Birch Lake
P 270 m L
North through Portage Lake
P 500 m L
P 65 m L
P 245 m L
P 155 m L
P 120 m L
East through Sydney Creek to take-out (east end of Sydney Lake on Hwy 65)

Other
Special Comments: 

In spite of the name "creek" this is actually a small river. We paddled this creek upstream as part of a longer loop on the Montreal River. We waded up most of the rapids, pulling the canoes. Had we been going downsream (and paddling Royalex) we would have run everything. Of course, this would depend on water levels.

Richard Munn
richard@canadiancanoeroutes.com

Comments

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

Comments: 

Myself, and 5 others just finished an attempt at this route yesterday. Attempt in that, the portage at the north end of Portage Lake has a "Y" . The left trail looks better used, so naurally we took it, not even thinking it could be leading somewhere else. The portage seemed longer than shown on the map, but, we kept on. After an other hour of paddling we couldnt figure why we hadnt come to more portages to Sydney Creek. Then the scenery started looking familiar, familiar to Sisseney Lake, part of the West Montreal River Route. Turns out that left turn was a bad idea. Luckilyw had done the other route before so knew where we were. Lesson to be learned, take the right trail.

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

Comments: 

This could be a fun ride, or a whole lot of wading, depending on what the water levels are like. The shallow sections are very bouldery - difficult footing for wading if required.