Magnetawan River - Maple Island to Hwy 169 Takeout

CanadaOntarioGeorgian Bay basin
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Daniel Elia
Trip Date : 
August 2018
Additional Route Information
44 km
7 days
Loop Trip: 
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
Total Portage Distance: 
4000 m
Longest Portage: 
1200 m
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Background Trip Info
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Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

Access Points:

Knoefli Falls

17T 31 E/12 599500E/5057900N
Seven day put in

Poverty Bay Entrance

17T 31 E/12 597900E/5059100N

Cody Rapids

17T 31 E/12 590100E/5060900N

Maple Island

17T 31 E/12 587400E/506200N

Bennets Bay

17T 41 H/9 575650E/5062800N
Five day put in

Three Snye Rapids

17T 41 H/9 553700E/5065100N

Harris Lake

17T 41 H/9 549085E/5065254N

Technical Guide: 

7 day August 2018 @9-16m3/s

Put in: Maple Island


Maple Island – Bennett’s Bay – The Top Lake – Magnetawan River


Porter Rapides – CI/CII RC

Upper Burnt Chute - CIII Technical, ran RR with switch to RL

Lower Burnt Chute - CII Second part is a chute, Portage RL (1100m)

Lovesick Rapids – CI RL easy fun, big V

The Top Lake – pine ridge point

Before Canal Rapids – Great Cliff jumping in Deep Bay RR

Portage for Canal in Deep Bay – RR (1200m)

Grave Rapids – CI, RC

Trout Lake Island – Great site RL island

Mountain Chute – ledge huge, Portages on RR or RL, only RR exit, Lined RL

Stovepipe Rapids – fun CI, great learner rapid, ran paddle signals

Three Snye Rapids – Portage RL (150M), great site at the end with cliff jumping

1st set after 3S – Ledgy CIII+, Lined RR

2nd set after 3S – CII, ran RC

CN Set – CII+, Ran RC, then RL around slanted hole

4th set after 3S – CIII+, a lot of holes, Portage RR (300m)

Thirty Dollar – easy at beginning CI, then to a CIII+ ledge, Portage RL (700m)

CII at end eddy hoping

Miner Lake campsite RL

1st set after Miner Lake – Portage RL (300m)

2nd set after Miner Lake – Ran RL sneak, RR is a bit ledgy

3rd set after Miner Lake – Ran RL around small hole, rocky after the set

4th set after Miner Lake – Ran RR sneak, almost looks like a dam, deceiving

Takeout: After highway 169 @ boat launch RR, Really windy at 11AM

Campsite 1: Lower Burnt Chute Portage Trail

Campsite 2: Before Canal near cliff jumping spot in Deep Bay

Campsite 3: Trout Lake Island

Campsite 4: Three Snye Campsite

Campsite 5: Miner Lake

Campsite 6: Miner Lake

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