Watabeag River Route

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Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Admin
Trip Date : 
Route Author: 
Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
40 km
Duration: 
3 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
7
Total Portage Distance: 
1260 m
Longest Portage: 
540 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Advanced
Lake Travel: 
Not applicable
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Unknown
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Hwy 11 north to Matheson - south on Watabeag Lake Road to Sylvia Falls
P 20 m L around Silvia Falls
North on Watabeag River for 2.5 km
P 540 m R around High Falls
North on Watabeag River for 13 km
P 20 m R around Four Foot Falls
North on Watabeag River for 2 km
P 30 m R around rapid
North on Watabeag River for 5 km
P 150 m R around Egan Chutes
North on Watabeag River for 17.5 km to finish at Hwy 11 bridge

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
42 A/7 Watabeag River 42 A/10 Porquis Junction
Other
Special Comments: 

Low water may mean lining 4 km-8 km below Egan Chutes
Ministry map shows only 5 portages - the other two have been estimated at 250 m, but are probably runnable. These additional two portages are probably in the area below Egan Chutes