Little Hawk Portages

CanadaOntarioJames Bay south
CanadaOntarioTemagami
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
7 km
Duration: 
2 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
4
Total Portage Distance: 
4 m
Longest Portage: 
2 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Novice
Portaging: 
Difficult
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Unknown
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Access off #560 west of Gowganda on Montreal river into Pigeon Lake over well maintained portage past rapids,or access on Hydro Creek power line service road,drive up road approx. 6 km to first bridge,launch and follow West Montreal river to Pigeon Lake,turn left after crossing thru the shallow narrows,past the islands thru the next small narrows and look for sign mounted on tree that says Little Hawk portages.First portage is approx. 860metres to Drop lake,next portage is approx. 1.5 miles to a large campsite bottom of String Lake,next portage is 1.5 miles to Ember Lake followed by a 360 metre portage to Ferris Lake. Paddle Dumbell creek into Grassy river all the way to Timmins and to Moose Factory for an extended 35 day trip or further.

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Special Comments: 

Old Hudson Bay fur route and before that a Native trade route.Portages where all cleared,blazed and completed recently (May 2013) by Friends of Temagami and Friends of Grassy River with permissions from two First Nations and MNR Kirkland lake District