Whitefish Bay - Eagle Lake Loop

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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
43 km
Duration: 
3 days
Loop Trip: 
Yes
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
16
Total Portage Distance: 
9372 m
Longest Portage: 
1362 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Novice
Portaging: 
Difficult
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Start at Lake Temagami
North through Whitefish Bay into creek
P 1006 m to Aston Lake
North through Aston Lake
L/O at beaver dam into creek
P 1006 m to creek
Paddle 50 m across creek
p 251 m to Lynx Lake
North through Lynx Lake
P 210 m to Cole Lake
P 46 m to Turner Lake
To east side of Turner Lake
P 146 m to small pond
To southeast side of pond
P 1418 m to Eagle Lake
South through Eagle Lake
P 375 m to small pond
South on the west arm of the pond
Possible L/O at beaver dams
P 64 m to Little Eagle Lake
South through Little Eagle Lake
P 1362 m to small pond
East through Pond
PO 489 m to another pond
East through pond
P 311 m to Whitewater Lake
East through Whitewater Lake
P 219 m to Anima Nipissing Lake
South through Anima Nipissing Lake to McLean Lake
To southwest bay of McLean Lake into channel
P 677 m to Carrying Lake
To southwest end of Carrying Lake
P 960 m to Red Squirrel Lake
West through Red Squirrel Lake
P 732 m to Ferguson Bay

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
41 P/8 Lady Evelyn Lake 31 M/4 Temagami 41 P/1 Obabika Lake

Comments

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

Comments: 

Did this loop the summer of 2001. 2 boats. We took 4 days but had one first timer with us and didn't start early the first morning. My canoe was one-tripping the portages while the canoe with the beginner were two tripping. That took alot of time. If you one tripped all the portages you could easily do this in 3 days.
I wish I had a good log to share. Um, there is a great camp site near the portage into Anima Nipissing. Its seems like someone flies in there at least annually because there were tarp twine hanging from several large trees and a table set up out of ply wood for fileting fish. A good fire pit there as well. You could easily fit three or four large tents at this site.
Also, we started (and ended) at Red Squirrel and parked our trucks there for the trip. We put in at the beach there and it was a good place to end the trip. After all the long portages it was nice to swim at the end! The portages were all in great shape, although it was a little wet when we went (end of August so it may be wet all year-round) at one portage. All portages are easy to find though. Also, stay on the path at the portage that goes through some loon shit! One of our paddlers just steped off maybe 2 feet and sunk up to his mid thigh. We got our info from the book "Temagami Canoe Routes" and they clearly list which portage is the loon shit portage and warn to stay on the path. Take the warning!! Also, the portage where they say you have to go through or pull through some reeds/grass is the one we found very wet. But still easy to find.
I have some pics from the trip but on film unfortunately. Hopefully I can get them scanned soon.
Its a good one. If you can deal with the two portages over 1km then you'll love it. Once we got on the small lakes we didn't see any one. There was the unfortunate building of a cottage on one though. But we are seeing more and more of that aren't we.

Cheers,
Kristy

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

Comments: 

Can someone please take a photo of the old fire tower in Brigstocke Twp. on Lake Anima Nipissing for me? It is for my website called "Ontario;s Fire Tower Lookouts".
Thanks