Mattawa River Provincial Park

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General Info

Difficulty Ratings

Distance: 38 km
Duration : 2 days
Loop Trip : no
River Travel : intermediate
Lake Travel : intermediate
Portaging : Moderate
Remoteness : novice

Portage Info

Maps Required

No. of Portages : 9
Total Length: 2257 m
Average Length: 251 m
Longest Portage : 450 m
Topo Maps (1:50,000)
31 L/6 North Bay 31 L/7 Mattawa

Handicapped Accessibility

GPX Data for this Route

SuitabilitySuitability : poor

Some very steep, rocky portages (rugged)
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Route Description

Hwy 17 east of North Bay, along South side of Trout Lake to Picnic area.
Start at Trout Lake
East on Mattawa River
East through Turtle Lake
P 200 m R (Portage de la Mauvaise Musique)
Northeast through Pine Lake
P 456 m (Portage Pin de Musique)
Southeast through Talon Lake
East on Mattawa River
P 330 m (Portage de Talon)
East then north through Pimisi Lake
P 157 m L (Portage des Perches)
P 100 m R (Portage de la Cave)
P 287 m L (Portage de la Prairie)
P 402 m R around Paresseux Falls (Portage des Paresseux)
East on Mattawa River
P 150 m R (Portage des Roches)
P 185 m R (Portage Campion)
Finish at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

General Comments


Trip Log / Diary

See Mattawa River - Trout Lake to Town of Mattawa. This trip log outlines a longer trip from the west end of Trout Lake to the town of Mattawa, but includes this portion of the trip. This trip eliminates the beginning (Trout Lake) and the end (Mattawa River from the park to the town of Mattawa)

Photo Gallery

Cliffs on the Mattawa River - just past the Talon Portage.

(Photo Credit : Richard Munn)

Parreseux Falls on the Mattawa River (fairly low water).

(Photo Credit : Richard Munn)

Sunset at Elm Point.

(Photo Credit : Richard Munn)

Morning mist on the Mattawa between Elm Point and Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park.

(Photo Credit : Richard Munn)

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