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http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/PlacesToGo/Western

Grand Codroy River. Notes.
Grand Codroy Provincial Park.
The campgound portion of the Provincial Park is now leased to a private operator.
Codroy Valley Provincial Park.
http://www.explorenewfoundlandandlabrad ... l_park.htm
etc.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Route description, North Branch: Hwy 1 bridge, rapids, brook confluences (Big, Smokehouse), rapids, junction with the South Branch of the river.
Route description, South Branch: Hwy 1 bridge, Coal Brook settlement, South Branch settlement, junction with the North Branch of the river.
Route description, Grand Codroy River: South Branch settlement, brook confluences, widening, park, bridge, several egress points, Rte 407 bridge.

Grand Lake, Sandy Lake and Birchy Lake. Notes.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Also (revised text):
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: Junction of Hwy 1 and Rte 402, dirt road, Grand Lake, Sandy Point, Glover Island (Red Indian Brook confluence on the south/east side); if desired, access to Deer Lake via Humber Canal; past Howley (community), Main Brook, bridge, Sandy Lake, Seal Bay, Hwy 1 bridge, Birchy Lake.

Grand Lake, Sandy Lake and Birchy Lake.
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Linda Bartlett.
Route description: Put-in at the south-west end (by Grand Lake Brook), right side of Glover Island?, Red Indian Falls (Red Indian Brook?), Hinds Brook, Howley, Sandy Lake, Seal Bay, Tea Bay, Birchy Lake (Central Region), Fort Birchy.
Title at source: Feminine Adrenaline.
Ed note: The article first appeared in Newfoundland Herald.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... aline.html

Gros Morne National Park. Information.
Gros Morne National Park.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/index_e.asp
Map.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/ ... it7/b.aspx

Harrys River. Georges Lake to Stephenville Crossing. Notes.
Ed note: ww river.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Route description: Georges Lake, Harrys River, Gallants (access), North Brook confluence, pools (Waterchute, Priests, First, Dump, Big Marsh, Swyers, ...), bridge (access/egress at Black Duck settlement), Force Le Plaine Pool, Rocky Pool, Stephenville Crossing.

Humber River, Upper. Beaver Pond to Birchy Basin. Notes.
Ed notes:
1. Some serious ww with two mandatory portages.
2. Reach from Birchy Basin downstream to Adies River confluence is not documented; dam mentioned for upstream travel.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Route description: Beaver Pond (by float plane) and Upper Humber River, Mattys Pond, more ponds, Silver Mountain Pond (road access here and at many points downstream), East Adies River confluence, bridge, long reach of rapids (at Toporama), falls, more rapids, several channels (interlinked; Taylors Brook confluence on the most easterly), Birchy Basin.

Humber River. Deadwater Brook and Adies River to Humber River, on to Squires Park. Notes.
Sir Richard Squires Memorial Park.
http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/parks/park ... index.html
http://www.explorenewfoundlandandlabrad ... morial.htm
http://www.nlcamping.ca/en/park.cgi?p=113
http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/Pla ... l/10522984
etc.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Route description: Bridge, Deadwater Brook, Adies Pond, Adies River, rapids, Humber River junction, rapid, Gales Brook confluence, Alder Pond, rapids, Bear Reef (portage), Big Falls (portage), Squires Park.
Title at source: Adies Lake to Sir Richard Squires Memorial Park.

Humber River. Squires Park to Deer Lake. Notes.
Sir Richard Squires Memorial Park.
http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/parks/park ... index.html
http://www.explorenewfoundlandandlabrad ... morial.htm
http://www.nlcamping.ca/en/park.cgi?p=113
http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/Pla ... l/10522984
etc.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Route description: Squires Park, rapids, Little Falls (at bridge), rapids, Harrimans Steady, rapids, Reidville, bridge, Nicholsville and bridge, Deer Lake (lake and community).

Humber River. Deer Lake to Humber Arm. Notes.
Pasadena park, formerly a provincial park.
http://www.pasadenabeach.com/About_Us.html
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Route description: Deer Lake (lake and community), Pasadena, Humber River, bridge, Harrison RR stop, Steady Brook, Humber Arm and Corner Brook.

Indian Brook. Notes.
Ed note: Empties into Notre Dame Bay.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Route description: Former Baie Verte Provincial Park (still at Toporama), Rte 410 bridge, Indian Brook (name at Toporama), Black Brook confluence, Indian Pond, rapids, Indian River Provincial Park, bridge, falls, Indian Brook Arm, Springdale.
Title at source: Indian River.

Little Barachois Brook. Barachois Pond to St George’s Bay. Notes.
Barachois Pond Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/parks/park ... index.html
Ed note: This one is neither of the two Barachois Brooks at Toporama.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Route description: Barachois Pond, Little Barachois Brook, Birchy Brook confluence, Hwy 1 bridge, Rte 461 bridge, Indian Pond, community of Barachois Brook and St George’s Bay (Gulf of St Lawrence).
Title at source: Barachois Brook.

Lloyds River. King George IV Lake to Red Indian Lake. Notes.
Ed note: Lots of ww, up to CV.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Route description: Rte 480, King George IV Lake, rapids, Rte 480 bridge (access), rapids, delta, Lloyds Lake (access), bridge, Otter Brook confluence, rapids, bridge, Red Indian Lake, road egress at several points; possible continuation down the Exploits River.

Main River. Information.
Ed note: The Main River starts in the Long Range Mountains and flows into White Bay.
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/Main/Main_e.htm
Great Canadian Rivers.
http://www.greatcanadianrivers.com/rive ... -home.html
Main River Waterway Provincial Park.
http://www.iatnl.ca/index.php/news/25/2 ... cial-Park/
http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/Pla ... l/23933420
The following link looks promising but has no content.
http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/parks/park ... river.html
Sop’s Arm Park.
Ed notes:
1. Not a Provincial Park.
2. Located at the mouth of the river.
http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/Pla ... ail/213010

Main River. Notes.
Source: Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: Kevin Redmond.
Route description: Float plane to headwaters; hike to view of Gros Morne; ponds, rock garden, “The Big Steady”, Paradise Pool, canyon, ...
Title at source: Main River: A Short But Complete River Experience.

Main River. Four Ponds to Sops Arm. Notes.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Route description: Four Ponds area by float plane, rapids, Main River junction, rapids, outlet from Eagle Mountain Pond, braids, rapids, Wood’s Road bridge (not found at Toporama), canyon, Rte 420 bridge at Sops Arm.

Parson’s Pond. Notes.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: Rte 430, community of Parson’s Pond, access/egress near bridge, Parsons Pond (Toporama spelling), Inner Narrows, mouth of West Brook (name not seen at Toporama); side-trip hike to Inner Pond (name not at Toporama); return.

Portland Creek Pond. Notes.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: Rte 430, access/egress near bridge northeast of Portland Creek settlement, up stream, Portland Creek Pond (mouths of Southwest Feeder Brook and Brian’s Feeder Brook; neither names seen on the Toporama map), narrows, Inner Pond, mouth of Eastern Brook (name not seen on the Toporama map), mouth of Main Brook (and falls; ditto); return.

Pinchgut Brook. Pinchgut Lake to Georges Lake. Notes.
Ed note: Spring ww stream.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Route description: Pinchgut Lake, Pinchgut Brook, bridge, Hwy 1 bridge, Georges Lake.

Serpentine River. Notes.
Ed note: Highly scenic.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Route description: Serpentine Lake, Serpentine River, rapids, ocean; pickup by arrangement.

St Pauls Inlet. Gros Morne National Park. Notes.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: Rte 430, bridge north of St Pauls community, St Pauls Inlet; return.

Tippens (Massey Drive) Pond. Notes.
Ed note: Near community of Massey Driver; Toporama lists neither Tippens Pond nor Massey Drive Pond.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).

Trout River Pond. Gros Morne National Park. Online, ALLAN
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Brian Newhook.
Route description: Trout River settlement, boat launch, Trout River Small Pond, The Narrows, Trout River Big Pond; return.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... triver.htm

Trout River Pond. Gros Morne National Park. Notes.
Source: Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996).
Also (revised text):
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: Trout River settlement, boat launch, Trout River Small Pond, The Narrows, Trout River Big Pond, end of pond; return.

Western Brook Pond. Gros Morne National Park. Online, ALLAN
Location: St Pauls.
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Craig Burden.
Article from Ebb & Flow (NLPA publication), Spring 2003.
Title at source: Sea Kayaking through the Fjord; Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park.
Ed notes: Inland fjord; can be hazardous.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... rden1.html

Western Brook Pond. Gros Morne National Park. Notes.
Ed note: Hazardous; an Interior Route but better a kayak than a canoe.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: Parking lot, trail, Pond, Snug Harbour, hazardous reach (no landings plus danger of high winds and waves), eastern end; hiking; return.
Title at source: Western Brook Pond.
Ed note: Less informative is Murphy, Dan; Jim Price and Kevin Redmond. Canyons, Coves and Coastal Waters; Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Breakwater, St John’s (1996). Title: Gros Morne National Park (East Arm and South Arm).