Atikokan to Lac des Milles Lacs

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Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Admin
Trip Date : 
Route Author: 
Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
167 km
Duration: 
12 days
Loop Trip: 
Yes
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
38
Total Portage Distance: 
10869 m
Longest Portage: 
2000 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Difficult
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Unknown
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Town of Atikokan at junction of Hwy 11B and Hwy 622
East on Atikokan River
P 700 m at municipal water plant around three waterfalls
P 200 m L arlong trestle
P 25 m R around rapid
P 150 m R along tracks
P 20 m over old logging bridge
P 25 m R
P 30 m L
P 100 m along road to public landing on Sapawe Lake
East through Sapawe Lake ianto Atikokan River
P 10 m across logging road
P 10 m to Whiskeyjack Lake
East through Whiskeyjack Lake
P 10 m across old logging bridge to Atikokan River
East on Atikokan River
P 700 m around falls to Magnetic Lake
East through Magnetic Lake and Crooked Pine Lake
At mid-point of Crooked Pine Lake, head north
P 1029 m to unnamed lake
North through unnamed lake
P 120 m to Mercutio Lake
Northeast through Mercutio Lake
South then east on Mercution River
P 1200 m L around long set of rapids
East on Mercutio River and east through Bedivere Lake
East on Mercutio River
P 10 m around old logging bridge
P 5 m over beaver dam
East through Relief Lake
P 5 m over beaver dam
P 1500 m to Boot Bay of Lac des Mille Lacs
(this portage is very difficult - wet, overgrown and hard to follow)
East then south through Lac des Mille Lacs
West through Baril Bay
P 2000 m to Atikokan River
P 30 m on Atikokan River
P 200 m R around rapid
P 50 m L around rapid
P 600 m to Edar Lake
West through Edar Lake
P 250 m to Chief Peter Lake
West on Atikokan River
P 10 m across old logging road
West through Crooked Pine Road
West through Magnetic Lake, Whiskeyjack Lake, Sabawi Lake
West on Atikokan River to finish at town of Atikokan

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
52 B/11 Pickerel Lake 52 B/12 Quetico Lake 52 B/13 Atikokan 52 B/14 Sapawe 52 B/10 Bedivere Lake
Other Maps: 
52 B/NW Marmion Lake 52 B/SW Lac des Mill Lacs (Provincial Series maps)