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PostPosted: February 20th, 2017, 7:48 pm 
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Looking for a Georgean Bay location for the annual boys trip.... anyone accessed the Bay via the Naiscoot? If so, which channel did you take? How is the camping at the mouth?

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PostPosted: February 20th, 2017, 8:32 pm 
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Naiscoot River, Georgian Bay
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=42250

Northeast Georgian Bay, Naiscoot River to Pickerel River
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=36529

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PostPosted: February 20th, 2017, 8:34 pm 
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Read those...looking for more input

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PostPosted: February 21st, 2017, 5:45 pm 
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We paddled to Georgian Bay down the Naiscoot R from Hwy 69 in July 2015.
Some of our trip details are in one of the links provided by Barbara.
The North Chanel had lots of water and is used by cottagers. Water levels were high in 2015 and the middle channel looked passable but we didn't try it.
We camped on crown land in the Chicken Liver Delta (near the mouth of the North Channel), Norgate Inlet and near the mouth of Byng Inlet.

What more input are you looking for?

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PostPosted: February 21st, 2017, 7:28 pm 
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You could probably extend paddle4fun's route into a loop trip by 2-3 days (or go reverse) by heading further in on the Magnetwan, then portaging through one of the chains of lakes back to the Naiscoot to the east of the put-in.


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PostPosted: February 21st, 2017, 7:37 pm 
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There are many cottages near the mouth of the North Channel of the Naiscoot River as it flows into the Bay. We diverted through the Chicken Liver Channel and found a variety of secluded campsite locations in the "delta" of islands in that area. It is about a 17 km paddle to there from Hwy 69 / Naiscoot Lake.

From the delta into the Bay, the route passes over shallow / shoally water. Absolutely treacherous surf during high on shore winds, but no problem on a calm day.

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PostPosted: February 21st, 2017, 9:55 pm 
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I considered doing that last year but decided that Bayfield would be a better option. It got us on the bay faster with very little boat traffic. We went up to Byng. Campsites were plentiful until we got close to Byng. I have details if you want them.

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PostPosted: June 23rd, 2018, 3:28 pm 
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Picking up a 18 month old thread. I was just looking at the satelite views and yes there does seem to be a million cottages at the Bayfield Inlet then going north as opposed to going in at Byng Inlet/Britt and heading south.

What sort of parking situation did you find there? (A couple marina's but they don't always think were worth the trouble it seems.)


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PostPosted: June 23rd, 2018, 9:27 pm 
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I found Bayfield a lot less busy than Byng. There were quite a few campsites that felt quite isolated. We parked at a trailer park near the public ramp on Bayfield. Quite a nice trip except we had to paddle up Byng on a holiday Mon. No fun with the yahoos in the power boats.(We did a shuttle). Lots of rattlers in 2016 though.

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