Tatachikapika Route No. 1

CanadaOntarioJames Bay south
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Admin
Trip Date : 
Route Author: 
Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
65 km
Duration: 
5 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
13
Total Portage Distance: 
4125 m
Longest Portage: 
1400 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Novice
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Hwy 144 approx 40 km north of Gogama turnoff
Road to access Tatachikapika Lodge
North through Tatachikapika Lake
North on Tatachikapika River
P 250 m from access around rapids at bridge (don`t run!)
P 250 m L around rapid (don`t run)
North to Miskwamabi Lake
North through Miskwamabi Lake
North on Tatachikapika River
P 1400 m L around series of rapids
P 200 m L around rapid
P 100 m R around rapid
P 800 m L around rapid
P 65 m R around rapid
P 210 m R around rapid
P 200 m L around dam / falls
P 225 m L around rapid
P 150 m L around rapid
Finish at Hwy 144 bridge

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
42 A/6 Timmins 42 A/5 Dana 42 A/4 Kenogaming Lake 41 P/13 Mattagami Lake
Other Maps: 
42 A/SW Timmins 42 P/NW Gogama (Provincial Series Maps)

Comments

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

Comments: 

The trip can be extended beyond the bridge at HW 144, and continued to Mattagami river and to Timmins; however, the section of the Tatachikapika beyond the bridge is full of rather shallow swifts, and in low water a reasonable amount of lining might be required. Watch out for the falls, more or less in the middle between the bridge and Mattagami.