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 Post subject: Narrow Hills creeks
PostPosted: December 31st, 2018, 12:37 am 
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Hi,

Does anyone have any experience canoeing the creeks in the Narrow Hills provincial park?

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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Hills creeks
PostPosted: January 5th, 2019, 1:44 am 
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You are not alone in your interest of that area. I think I hear the Gem lakes calling me. I don't know anything about the park creeks, but I've traveled the road that goes through the park heading up to Flin Flon. The rivers or creeks that cross beneath the highway were overflowing and violently washing the surrounding brush in early May of last year. Caribou Creek, White Gull creek and Torch river further south namely.

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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Hills creeks
PostPosted: March 3rd, 2019, 1:08 am 
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Thanks for your reply. Speaking with some people who fly-fish the area, I was told the park creeks are not really suitable for good canoeing. The creeks are very narrow and there are fell trees across them in many places. Mostly very shallow streams

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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Hills creeks
PostPosted: September 26th, 2019, 8:45 am 
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I looked at McDougall Creek that runs southward by the park on a trip to the Gem Lakes. That creek was about knee deep or less and interrupted by rocks near the McDougall creek picnic/camp site.

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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Hills creeks
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I'm also curious about McDougal Creek, but I suspect it's a fool's errand.

There are a small bit of rapids just down the hill from the McDougal Creek picnic area, but it's definitely ok for a canoe for about a km south of there - flat, gentle current when the water isn't too high. According to the topo it then gets into swamp, so I suspect that it gets pretty impassable.

My familiarity with the area is 'on foot', fly fishing. It's brutal walking, as the ground is very hummocky.

I'm tempted to try it with a packraft, so I have a possible escape on foot if the river is impossible

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