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Lake Superior basin

Coverage.
Inland Routes on waters that flow into Lake Superior, with a few exceptions.

Explicit inclusions.
Agawa River, Allan Water (not Allanwater River), Batchawana River, Black River, Black Sturgeon River, Brightsand River, Collins River, Dog River (formerly University River), Goulais River, Gull River, Kagiano River, Kashishibog River, Kopka River, Little Jackfish River, Magpie River, Michipicoten River, Namewaminikan River, Nipigon River, Old Woman River, Pic River and Little Pic River, Pikitigushi River, Pukaskwa River, Sand River, Steel River and Little Steel River, White Otter River, White River.

Explicit exclusions.
Entries for Michipicoten Island and the Slate Islands are posted in the region Lake Superior coast, at
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 07&t=33998
Entries for Saint Mary’s River are posted in the region North Channel and basin, at
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=31543

Neighbouring regions.
Lake Superior coast.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 07&t=33998
Quetico.
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=34003
North Channel and basin.
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=31543
Wabakimi.
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=34025
Hudson Bay and James Bay north.
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=36221
James Bay South.
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=36209

Lake Superior. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Superior
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/f ... facts.html
http://www.lakesuperior.com/
http://www.great-lakes.net/lakes/superior.html
http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/superior/
http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/superior/facts
http://www.wunderground.com/MAR/lsm.html
http://www.epa.gov/greatlakes/lakesuperior/
https://weather.gc.ca/marine/region_e.html?mapID=09
http://www.naturallysuperior.com/
http://www.lakesuperioradventures.ca/
http://www.caribou-expeditions.com/index.shtml
https://www.google.com/search?q=lake+su ... 60&bih=667
http://galleries.lakesuperiorphoto.com/
Kakabeka Falls and park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/kakabekafalls
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakabeka_Falls
http://www.thunderbay.ca/Visiting/Attra ... _falls.htm
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Re ... tario.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF9UaslM414
https://www.google.ca/search?q=kakabeka ... 60&bih=667
Ouimet Canyon and park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/ouimetcanyon
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/e ... cial-park/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouimet_Canyon
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Re ... tario.html
http://www.thunderbay.ca/Visiting/Attra ... canyon.htm
http://www.doriontownship.ca/Ouimet_Can ... l_Park.php
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCsDFJm1rQM
http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/v ... nyon-trail
http://superiorhiking.com/ouimet-canyon/
http://www.homeaway.ca/info/travelers/d ... al-wonders
https://www.google.ca/search?q=ouimet+c ... 60&bih=667
Driving tours.
http://www.midwestweekends.com/plan_a_t ... erior.html
http://www.lakesuperiorcircletour.info/
Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
http://glska.freehostia.com/
North Shore, US.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Shor ... uperior%29
Bogue, Margaret Beattie. Around the Shores of Lake Superior: A Guide to Historic Sites. University of Wisconsin Press (2007).
http://www.amazon.ca/Around-Shores-Lake ... 411CMTEK3R
Breining, Greg. Wild Shore. Exploring Lake Superior by Kayak. University of Minnesota Press (2002).
http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Shore-Explor ... pd_sim_b_3
http://books.google.ca/books?id=UYRkVxd ... or&f=false
Conway, Thor and Julie. Spirits on Stone, The Agawa Pictographs. Heritage Discoveries (1990).
Crowley, Mike and Kate. Going Full Circle: A 1,555- mile Walk around the World’s Largest Lake. Lake Superior Port Cities (2012).
http://www.amazon.com/Circle-555-mile-A ... 0942235231
Dahl, Bonnie. Superior Way: The Cruising Guide to Lake Superior. Lake Superior Port Cities (2008).
Diebel, Lynne Smith. Paddling Northern Minnesota: 86 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak. Big Earth Publishing (2005). Ed note: Likely Minnesota only.
http://books.google.ca/books?id=6pTu1PG ... or&f=false
Gutsche, Andrea, Barbara Chisholm and Russell Floren. Superior: Under the Shadow of the Gods. Book, video and DVD. Lynx Images, Toronto (1999). http://www.lynximages.com
Jacklein, Charlotte. Journeys on an Inland Sea – Sea Kayaking in Lake Superior Provincial Park. From Sea Kayaker Magazine?
http://www.naturallysuperior.com/pdf/Jo ... nd_Sea.pdf
Lepard, Chris. Canoeing Lake Superior. blurbbook, 2008.
http://www.blurb.com:80/user/store/ChrisLepard
Linnea, Ann. Deep Water Passage: A Spiritual Journey at Midlife. Simon and Schuster (1997).
Ed note: Circumnavigation.
http://books.google.ca/books?id=NUDSQlF ... edir_esc=y
Littlejohn, Bruce and Wayland Drew. Superior: The Haunted Shore. Macmillan, Toronto (1975, 1983).
McGuffin, Gary and Joanie. Superior: Journeys on an Inland Sea. Boston Mills Press, Erin (1995).
Makin, Darrell; and Zack Kruzins. A Paddler's Guide to the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. LSRG (2012). Content (thanks to CCR's littleredcanoe): Maps, descriptions and campsite locations for a 100 km stretch of Lake Superior, from Sleeping Giant to the Slate Islands.
Mihell, Conor. The Greatest Lake: Stories from Lake Superior’s North Shore. Natural Heritage (2012).
http://www.amazon.ca/The-Greatest-Lake- ... 1459702468
Newman, Bill; Sarah Ohmann and Don Dimond. Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior and Michigan: The Best Day Trips and Tours. Globe Pequot (1999).
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/091793 ... 1ZY40M8XS1
http://books.google.ca/books?id=ZRkk1EM ... or&f=false
Pope, Richard. Superior Illusions. Natural Heritage/Natural History, Toronto (1998).
Steer, Don. Superior’s East Shore: Mamaise to Gargantua. Cliffe Printing, Sault Ste Marie (1995).
Stone, Kas. Paddling & Hiking Ontario’s Southern Shield Country. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2005).
Chapter 12. A Taste of Superior: Agawa’s Rocks. Bald Head and Orphan Lake. Gargantua’s Bays, Capes and Islands. Old Woman Bay and Brûlé Harbour.
Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Joanie McGuffin.
Ed note: Circumnavigation.
Route description: Kama Bay, Nipigon River mouth, St Ignace, Black Bay, Sleeping Giant, Silver Islet, Thunder Bay, US border, Palisade Head, Duluth, Apostle Island, Freda, Houghton, Hancock, Grand Sable Banks, Whitefish Bay, Goulais Bay, Batchawana Bay, Sand River mouth, Agawa River mouth, Michipicoten Bay, Point Isacor, up Dog River and return, Pukaskwa River mouth, Cascade River mouth, Oiseau Bay, Rossport, Kama Bay.
Title at source: Lake Superior: World's Largest Expanse of Freshwater.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Ed note: Route information for the region is posted also in CCR’s Routes section, at
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/454/canoeroutes

Sorting of Route entries.
Ed notes:
1. For the convenience of the user, I devised three subregions: North, Central and South.
2. Specific inclusions are listed at the head of the subregions.
3. Within subregions, sections are used to collect related information.
4. The limit of 60,000 characters required three posts.

Greenstone area.
By request, all Greenstone Routes are collected in a single region; I chose the Hudson Bay and northern James Bay region, where the bulk of the paddling was done. But some of those Routes lie within the basin of Lake Superior and so are posted here also.

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North subregion

Coverage.
Waters flowing into Lake Superior between the Minnesota border and Marathon.

Explicit inclusions.
Black Sturgeon River, Gull River, Kopka River, Lake Nipigon, Steel River and Little Steel River.
Entries are posted in clockwise order by mouth, more or less.

Sections.
For the convenience of the paddler, Routes are filed in the following four sections:
West, Nipigon, Kopka, Steel.

Start section West of the North subregion.

Coverage.
Waters flowing into Lake Superior west of Nipigon Bay.

Black Sturgeon River and Black Sturgeon River Provincial Park. Information.
Ed note: Not to be confused with the Black Sturgeon River that is a tributary of the Winnipeg River. This one flows into Black Bay of Lake Superior, about 6 km southeast of Hurkett.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Stur ... y_District)
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/pla ... _chap5.pdf
http://mapcarta.com/24152474
http://www.ontarioparks.com/nonoperatin ... rgeonriver
https://www.google.com/search?q=black+s ... 60&bih=667
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Black Sturgeon River. Online, Journal, Photos, Video.
Location: Thunder Bay.
Author: Ken Kokanie.
Route description: Day trip from base camp (Nonwatin Lake?).
http://kokanie.ca/trip-reports
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Black Sturgeon River. Online, Video.
Sources: Private site and Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: turtl.
Route is not specified.
Title at source: Black Sturgeon River - May 17th, 2009 - 22 minutes of video.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=33109
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Matawin River. Information.
Ed note: Tributary of the Shebandowan River and so of the Kaministquia River.
Ed note: No Route information available at present.
http://www.ontarioriversalliance.ca/cat ... win-river/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

End section West of the North subregion.

Start section Nipigon of the same.


Explicit inclusions.
Lake Nipigon; Gull River, Namewaminikan River, Nipigon River, Pikitigushi River.

Explicit exclusion.
The Kopka River, whose waters also flow into Lake Nipigon, has its own section.

Lake Nipigon and parks. Information.
Caution. Care is required on paddling open stretches of Lake Nipigon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Nipigon
http://www.nipigon.net/
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/top ... ke-Nipigon
http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Le ... 81355.html
http://www.pashalake.com/lake-nipigon-l ... ishing.htm
http://www.onamanriverresort.com/aboutus.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=lake+ni ... 60&bih=667
Canoe Routes of Ontario. A comprehensive guide to more than 100 canoe routes throughout the province. McClelland and Stewart, Toronto (1991). Page 40, Area J (Nipigon).
Main bodies of water: Lake Nipigon. Black Sturgeon River, Blackwater River, Gull River, Kabitotikwia River, Nipigon River and Sturgeon River.
Lake Nipigon Provincial Park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/nonoperating/lakenipigon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Nipig ... ncial_Park
https://maps.google.com/maps/place?gs_r ... park&cid=0
West Bay Provincial Park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/nonoperating/westbay
Greenstone.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenstone,_Ontario
http://www.greenstone.ca/
http://www.greenstone.ca/content/touris ... -centres-0
Photos.
http://www.skoac.org/IMAGES/Lake_Nipigon/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

The Wabakimi Project.
Ed note: The following text is by Voyageur.
“This is a unique grassroots volunteer initiative founded to explore and document the historical and traditional canoe routes of Wabakimi Provincial Park. Since its inception in 2004, the scope of this ambitious conservancy effort has been expanded to include the canoe routes that lie on Crown lands adjacent to the park. They provide vital access to Wabakimi as well as to strategic links to nearby provincial parks and conservation reserves.
To date, 161 individual volunteers from across North America and Europe have collectively spent a total of 890 days on 104 trips mapping the canoe routes of the Wabakimi area. Together, they've travelled 4,393 km (2,730 miles) through this vast wilderness area, identified and cleaned 843 campsites and located and cleared 829 portages whose total lengths exceeded 212,404 m (232,288 yards or 42,234 rods).
The Project operates continuously from mid-May to late September each year. Applications are welcome from eligible paddlers interested in participating in this conservancy effort.”
http://www.wabakimi.org
Wabakimi Project topics.
http://www.wabakimi.org/project
http://www.wabakimi.org/park
http://www.wabakimi.org/maps
As noted above, the Project is not confined to Wabakimi Provincial Park but rather extends well outside it. Most waters belong to the basin of the Albany River, a few to the basin of Lake Superior. Corresponding Route information is filed in these three CCR regions:
Hudson Bay and northern James Bay, Albany subregion.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 07&t=43367
Lake Superior basin.
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=34002
Wabakimi.
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=34025
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Wabakimi Project Canoe Route Maps.
Ed notes:
1. The following is based on information available on 23 June 2014. The Project continues as I write.
2. A typical entry consists of a map of the reach; it shows campsites, dwellings, swifts/rapids/falls, and portages (lengths and sides); blowups are provided for the more intricate sections.
3. Links to lists of reaches for the Wabakimi and Hudson Bay and James Bay north CCR regions are provided above.
Volume One.
Ogoki River and its Northern Tributaries. Savant Lake to Mahamo Lake.
http://www.wabakimi.org/maps/volumeone.html
Map.
http://www.wabakimi.org/maps/files/VolumeOne_Map_v3.pdf
Volume Two.
Albany River and its Southern Tributaries. Chivelston Lake to Patte Lake.
http://www.wabakimi.org/maps/volumetwo.html
Map.
http://www.wabakimi.org/maps/files/VolumeTwo_Map_v2.pdf
Volume Three.
Ogoki River and its Southern Tributaries. Harris Lake to Little Caribou Lake.
http://www.wabakimi.org/maps/volumethree.html
Map.
http://www.wabakimi.org/maps/files/Volu ... Map_v3.pdf
Volume Four.
Albany River and its Southern Tributaries. Patte Lake to Abazotikichuan Lake.
http://www.wabakimi.org/maps/volumefour.html
Map.
http://www.wabakimi.org/maps/files/Volu ... Map_v1.pdf
4. Field work is in progress for
Volume Five.
Lake Nipigon and its Northern Tributaries. Kopka River to Little Jackfish River.
A list of reaches is not yet available.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Agusabon River. Information.
Ed note: Waters of Long Lake, entering Lake Superior at Terrace Bay.
Ed note: No Route information available at present.
http://www.ontarioriversalliance.ca/cat ... bon-river/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Gull River and Gull River Provincial Park. Information.
Ed note: This Gull River flows into Gull Bay of Lake Nipigon. Web information is confused with the other such in Ontario, the one that flows into Balsam Lake east of Lake Simcoe.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/nonoperating/gullriver
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=37995
https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?ie=UTF8& ... dg=feature
https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msa=0&ms ... tput=embed
http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume ... pp0102.pdf
https://www.google.com/search?q=gull+ri ... 60&bih=667
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Gull River. Rte 811 to Rte 527. Online, Journal, Guide, Photos.
Author: turtl.
Route description: Thunder Bay, Hwy 11/17, Rte 527, Rte 811, Mooseland River (direct access to the Gull is not allowed; source for this statement is turtl’s report), Gull River junction, Roaring River confluence, Pantagruel Creek confluence, Rte 527 bridge (prior written permission required from Gull River IR 55).
Title at source: Gull River (Northwestern Ontario) June 17, 2011.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=38778
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lake Nipigon. Online, Journal.
Sources: Private site and Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: Bryan Hansel.
Route description: Loop trip west from near Beardmore, in September 2008.
Title at source (CCR): Lake Nipigon Mini Trip Report.
Home page. http://lakenipigon.wikidot.com/
Maps used only for planning.
http://lakenipigon.wikidot.com/maps
Route map.
http://www.bryanhansel.com/?p=1138
Research document with lots of good information.
http://lakenipigon.wikidot.com/research
paddlinglight.com article.
http://www.paddlinglight.com/articles/t ... e-nipigon/
CCR thread.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=31686
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lake Nipigon circuit.
Author: Peter Veng-Pedersen.
Route description: Beardmore Park, Cedar Island, Macoun Islands, King’s Head, Grand Cape, St Paul Island, Burnt Point, Lamont Island, Caribou Island, Gull Bay, West Bay, Jackfish Island, English Point, Wabinosh Bay, Geikie Island, Whiteaves Island, Billings Island, Vennor Island, Logan Island, North Bay Point, Ombabika Bay, South Peninsula, Humboldt Bay, Livingstone Point, Bean Bay, West’s Bay, Poplar Point.
Sad note: The link is broken; I retain the item because the Route description may be of use.
http://128.255.228.51/LakeNipigon/index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lake Nipigon. Online, Notes, Photo.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Melissa Hachkowski.
Route description: Beardmore, Poplar Point Lodge, past Ombabika Island, Ombabika Bay, … , Beardmore.
Title at source: Lake Nipigon - Paddling in the Wake of Stephen King.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=2123
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Little Jackfish River. Information.
Ed note: Waters of Mojikit Lake, flowing into North Ombabika Bay of Lake Nipigon.
Ed note: No Route information available at present.
http://www.ontarioriversalliance.ca/cat ... ish-river/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Information relevant to the following Route entry (Mooseland River and Gull River).
Devil’s Crater.
http://onnaturemagazine.com/the-devil%E ... tails.html
http://www.jon-nelson.com/devils-crater ... o-the-past
http://gripped.com/news/new-ice-northern-ontario/
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?t=21004
https://www.google.ca/search?q=devils+c ... QsAQ&dpr=1
Gull River, Gull River PP and Gull Bay IR.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gull_River ... Nipigon%29
http://www.ontarioparks.com/nonoperating/gullriver
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gull_Bay_First_Nation
http://www.city-data.com/canada/Gull-Ri ... -land.html
Mooseland River.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZUnBjDzVlI
https://www.google.ca/search?q=mooselan ... d=0CDYQsAQ
http://travelingluck.com/North+America/ ... River.html
Pantagruel Creek Provincial Park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/nonoperatin ... gruelcreek
http://www.borealforest.org/greenspaces ... pantagruel
http://www.trailsandtamaracks.ca/712.trl
http://www.weekend-ontario.com/provinci ... ruel+Creek
http://files.ontario.ca/environment-and ... pp0154.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Mooseland River and Gull River. Notes.
Canoe Routes of Ontario. A comprehensive guide to more than 100 canoe routes throughout the province. McClelland and Stewart, Toronto (1991).
Route description (number 22): Mooseland Lake (“Dog River Road off Hwy 17”), Mooseland River, Garden Lake, Mooseland River (Rte 811 bridge), Gull River, Roaring River confluence, Pantagruel Creek confluence, Gull River IR and Rte 527; continuation possible to Gull Bay of Lake Nipigon.
Title at source: Gull River.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Namewaminikan River. Information.
Ed note: This Information entry and the corresponding Route entries are posted also in the region Hudson Bay and James Bay north.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 07&t=41838
viewtopic.php?t=41838&p=384788
http://www.ontarioriversalliance.ca/cat ... kan-river/
http://www.ontarioriversalliance.ca/nam ... kan-river/
http://namewaminikanhydro.com/
http://namewaminikanhydro.com/2010-11-15.pdf
http://www.netnewsledger.com/2013/08/19 ... kan-river/
http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/052/details-eng.cfm?pid=60472
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-b ... -1.1392544
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Namewami ... 35&bih=615
Features.
Pond Lake, Georgia Lake, Southwest Bay of Barbara Lake, North Arm of same, Triangle Lake (likely road access), outlet from Weitzel Lake, Parks Lake (likely road access), Trapnarrows Lake (Trapnarrows Creek, Pratlett Creek confluence), Gathering Lake (Roslyn River confluence), bridges and rapids, creek confluences (South Beatty, Boxer, Seamstress, Thimble), rapids, bridge, rapids, Hwy 11 bridge, Turkey Lake, rapids (parallel to CNR line), Partridge Lake (Legault Creek confluence), CNR bridge, Kinghorn Falls, bridge, outlet from Coral Lake, outlet from Petersen Lake, Aldon Lake, Kenneth Creek confluence, Kingston Island and outlets from Expansion Lake, Paint Lake, bridge, rapids, creek confluence, Martin Rapids, outlet from Coyle Lake, Barnum? Green Rapids, Rte 801 bridge, Crooked Green?, Twin Falls, creek confluences (Foxear, Corrigan), bridge, Long Rapids, outlet from Dragonfly Lake, Lake Nipigon (Poplar Lodge and Poplar Point).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Namewaminikan River. Wildgoose Lake to Lake Nipigon. Online, Guide.
Author: Rob Haslam.
Route description: Wildgoose Lake (off Wildgoose Beach Road), Turkey Lake, Coral Lake, Partridge Lake (alternate start), Kinghorn Falls, Expansion Lake, Paint Lake, Lake Nipigon.
Content: General remarks, followed by a map providing access points, plus campsite locations and descriptions, plus portage locations and descriptions.
Ed note: The following replacement link was kindly provided by Brent Henley (Tourism Greenstone).
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/namewanikan
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Namewaminikan River. Coral Lake. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: canoetripping.net
Author: memaquay.
Route description: Namewaminikan River (from Kinghorn Road), Coral Lake; return.
Title at source: Namewaminikan River.
http://www.canoetripping.net/forums/for ... ikan-river
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Onaman Lake and Onaman River. Information.
Ed note: This Information entry and the corresponding Route entry are posted also in the region Hudson Bay and James Bay north.
Onaman Lake.
Stub. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onaman_Lake
http://www.onamanlake.com/
http://www.onamanlake.com/Onaman_Lake1.html
http://www.anglersatlas.com/lake/102375
etc.
Onaman River.
Ed note: Tributary of Lake Nipigon, entering it at Humboldt Bay.
http://www.onamanriverresort.com/aboutus.html
http://northernontario.travel/hunting/o ... -the-north
etc.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Onaman Lake and Onaman River to Conglomerate Lake. Online, Journal, Guide, Maps, Photos.
Sources: Canadian Canoe Routes (Ontario Forum) and canoetripping.net.
Author: RHaslam.
Route description (a better description is given in the report): Kinghorn Road from the Jellicoe area), portage, Onaman Lake, Onaman River (lots of rapids), bridge (SE of Coughlan Lake), MacDonald Lake, bridge, Conglomerate Lake, parking lot.
Content: Full documentation of campsites, rapids, portages, etc.
Title at source: Onaman River, Northern Ontario.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=43257
Also:
Author: memaquay.
Title at source: Onaman Lake, Northern ON (lots of pics, not for dial-up!).
http://www.canoetripping.net/forums/for ... or-dial-up
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Pashkokogan Lake, Misehow River, Albany River, Witchwood River, Raymond River and Pikitigushi River. Online, Journal, Photos.
Ed note: Posted also in the regions Hudson Bay and northern James Bay and Wabakimi.
Sources: Private site and Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: CIIcanoe.
Route description: Float plane from Armstrong (Mattice Lake) to Pashkokogan Lake, East Pashkokogan Lake, Greenbush Lake, Little Metig Lake, Metig Lake, Rockcliff Lake, Misehkow River, Woodlee Creek confluence, August Creek confluence, Iron Falls, Albany River, Etowamami River confluence, Upper Eskakwa Falls, Eskakwa Falls, Snake Falls, Miminiska Lake, Miminiska Falls, Petawanga Lake, up Petawa (misspelled Petaua at Toporama) Creek, Auger Lake, Quartz Lake (not at Toporama), Vertente Bay of Attwood Lake, Attwood River, Hurst Lake, Felsia Lake, up Witchwood River, Witchwood Lake, Whiteclay Lake, Raymond River through Pickett Lake, North Annette Lake (not at Toporama), South Annette Lake (not at Toporama), Butland Lake, Pikitigushi River (through Cliff Lake, Bad Medicine Lake, Ratte Lake, Gort Lake, Wash Lake and Derraugh Lake), Gooseneck Rapids, Pikitigushi Lake and Pikitigushi River, hunt camp, return to Armstrong.
Title at CCR: 21 Day Canoe Trip to the "Little North"
CCR threads.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=34847
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 07&t=33684
Source.
http://littlenorthcanoetrip.blogspot.ca ... th_27.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Pikitigushi River. Information.
Ed note: Waters flow into the northwest end of Lake Nipigon, at Windigo Bay.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 07&t=41163
http://www.ottertooth.com/Outpost_files ... t_95_E.htm
http://albinger.me/tag/pikitigushi-river-canoe/
http://www.wabakimimaps.com/Canoe_Routes.php
http://www.geologyontario.mndmf.gov.on. ... 939-04.pdf
https://www.google.com/search?q=pikitig ... 60&bih=667
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

End section Nipigon of the North subregion.

Start section Kopka of the same.


Ed note: I include Routes starting off the Kopka basin but entering the Kopka River; these Routes are posted also elsewhere, according to the start point.

Kopka River and Kopka River Provincial Park. Information.
Kopka River. Images.
https://www.google.com/search?q=kopka+r ... 60&bih=667
Kopka River. Notes and photos.
http://www.wabakimimaps.com/Kopka_River.php
Kopka River features.
Redsand Lake, Siess Lake, Waterhouse Lake, Gaal Lake, Uneven Lake, Sandison Lake, Kenakskaniss Lake, “Seven Sisters” portages (name from turtle’s report), small lake, “Mountain Goat Portage”, Wigwasan Lake, Bukemiga Lake and access road, bridge, Obonga Lake, Kopka Lake, bridge (Rte 527), Pishidgi Lake, Wabinosh Lake and Wabinosh River junction; a few km downstream on the latter river delivers the paddler to Wabinosh Bay of Lake Nipigon.
Kopka River Provincial Park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/nonoperating/kopkariver
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Allan Water, Brightsand River, Kashishibog River and Kopka River. Allanwater Bridge to Bukemiga Lake. Online, Guide, Journal, Photos, Maps.
Source: Private site and Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Ed note: Posted in both regions, Lake Superior basin and Wabakimi.
Author: true_north.
Route description: Allanwater Bridge (by train), up Allan Water, McEwen Lake, Brightsand River, Antler Lake, Wapikaimaski Lake, Harmon Lake, up Kashishibog River, Sparkling Lake?, Kashishibog River, height-of-land portage to Redsand Lake and Kopka River, Siess Lake, Waterhouse Lake, Gaal Lake, Uneven Lake, Sandison Lake, Kenakskaniss Lake, “Seven Sisters” portages (name from turtle’s report), small lake, “Mountain Goat Portage”, Wigwasan Lake, Bukemiga Lake and access road, shuttle via Rte 527 to Armstrong Station, train home.
Report.
Title at source: A Tale of Three Rivers: Being An Account of a Trip By Canadian Canoe Up the Brightsand and Kashishibog and Down the Kopka.
http://albinger.me/2012/09/06/a-tale-of ... the-kopka/
http://albinger.me/2012/08/05/2012-gone-canoe-tripping/
CCR thread.
Title at source: 2012 Brightsand/Kashishibog/Kopka River Trip Report.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=40434
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Beagle Lake, Aldridge Lake, Kopka River, Bukemiga Lake, Rte 527, Pishidgi Lake, Lake Nipigon; return to Pishidgi Lake. Journal, Guide.
Chapter 44, page 271.
Callan, Kevin. Top 50 Canoe Routes of Ontario. Firefly Books, Richmond Hill and Buffalo (2011).
Route description: Train from Armstrong, unnamed lake, Beagle Lake, Laparde Lake, Aldridge Lake, portage, Kopka River features, Rte 527, Obonga Lake, Kopka Lake, Rte 527 bridge, Pishidgi Lake, Wabinosh Lake, Wabinosh River, Wabinosh Bay of Lake Nipigon; paddle for a week on Lake Nipigon (no journal); return to Pishidgi Lake.
Title at source: Kopka River.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Beagle Lake, Aldridge Lake, Kopka River, Bukemiga Lake. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: looped.
Route description: Train, Beagle Lake (near Lookout River train crossing), Laparde Lake, Aldridge Lake, portage, Kopka River features, Hwy 527.
Title at source: Wabakimi Kopka River Trip Report July 2012.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=40851
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kopka River. Uneven Lake to Bukemiga Lake. Online, Journal, Guide, Maps, Photos, Videos, GPX file.
Sources: Ken Kokanie library; Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: Ken Kokanie aka turtl.
Route description: Uneven Lake (by float plane from Armstrong), Kopka River, Sandison Lake, Kenakskaniss Lake, Mountain Goat Portage, Wigwasan Lake, Bukemiga Lake, Collins River confluence, public dock, Obonga Lake Road (Hwy 527) and shuttled vehicle.
Click on Kopka River - July 2009 at
http://kokanie.ca/trip-reports
CCR discussion (Title at source: Kopka River - July 3rd to 9th, 2009) :
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=33559
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kopka River. Kershaw Lake (Kashishibog River) to Bukemiga Lake. Online, Journal. Photos.
Author: serge88.
Route description: Kershaw Lake (on the Kashishibog River, by float plane from Armstrong), Savage Lake, height-of-land portage to Redsand Lake (on the Kopka River), Kopka River features, Bukemiga Lake and Rte 527.
http://paddlpics.blogspot.ca/2010/06/ko ... -2010.html
http://paddlpics.blogspot.ca/2010/06/ko ... day-2.html
http://paddlpics.blogspot.ca/2010/06/ko ... -day3.html
http://paddlpics.blogspot.ca/2010/06/ko ... -day4.html
http://paddlpics.blogspot.ca/2010/06/ko ... -day5.html
http://paddlpics.blogspot.ca/2010/06/ko ... -day6.html
http://paddlpics.blogspot.ca/2010/06/ko ... day-7.html
http://paddlpics.blogspot.ca/2010/06/ko ... day-8.html
http://paddlpics.blogspot.ca/2010/06/ko ... hotos.html
http://paddlpics.blogspot.ca/2010/06/ko ... day-9.html
http://paddlpics.blogspot.ca/2010/06/ko ... denum.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kopka River. Sandison Lake to Bukemiga Lake. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: Ipaddle.
Route description: Sandison Lake (by float plane from Armstrong), Kopka River features, Bukemiga Lake and vehicle.
Title at source: Kopka River later July 09.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=34459
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kopka River. Bukemiga Lake and Wigwasan Lake. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Superior Trails Wabakimi library.
Route description: Bukemiga Lake landing (on Hwy 527, by shuttle from Armstrong), Wigwasan Lake, return.
http://www.superiortrails.com/canoe/wab ... lbum2.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kopka River. Shawanabis Lake to Bukemiga Lake. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Superior Trails Wabakimi library.
Route description: Shawanabis Lake (by train from Armstrong), Boulder Lake, Kopka River confluence, Kenakskaniss Lake, Mink Bridge Portage (still exists? See Ken Kokanie’s report), Wigwasan Lake, Bukemiga Lake and Rte 527.
http://www.superiortrails.com/canoe/wabakimi_album.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Shawanabis Lake. Online, Journal.
Ed note: Shawanabis Lake (accessible by train) flow into Onamakawash Lake and into the Lookout River. But it provides easy access to the lower Kopka River and so I decided to post the entry here.
Source: Superior Trails Wabakimi library.
Route description: Shawanabis Lake (by train from Armstrong), day trip to Kokosh Lake (not found at Toporama?; to the southwest of Shawanabis), float plane to Armstrong.
http://www.superiortrails.com/canoe/wab ... um4-2.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Wabakimi area. Online, Notes.
Source: Superior Trails Wabakimi library.
Ed note: Canoe stories / Journal fragment.
Route description: Little Jackfish River, Lake Nipigon, Kopka River, Obonga Lake.
Ed note: Travel on the Little Jackfish is hazardous due to releases from the dam upstream.
http://www.superiortrails.com/canoe/canoe_journal2.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

End section Kopka of the North subregion.

Start section Steel of the same.


Steel River and Steel River Provincial Park. Information.
Ed note: The Steel reaches Lake Superior 17 km due east from Terrace Bay, north and a bit east of the Slate Islands.
http://www.schreiberterracebay.ca/?pgid=15
http://www.sncfdc.com/directory/?mode=d ... 9LiEvldWSo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel_River_%28Ontario%29
http://images.ourontario.ca/Partners/WC ... 56_014.pdf
Rice, Larry. 8 Days on the Steel River. Article in Canoe & Kayak (May 2007).
Broken link. http://www.canoekayak.com/canoe/8dayson ... index.html
Diablo portage.
http://images.ourontario.ca/Partners/WC ... 04_002.pdf
Steel River Provincial Park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/nonoperating/steelriver
http://www.borealforest.org/greenspaces ... .htm#steel
Steel River loop: features.
Sources: Callan, Toporama and RHaslam; mytopo is less informative.
Santoy Lake, Diablo Portage, Devil’s Den (listed by RHaslam and pknoerr, likely not independently), Diablo Lake, Cairngorm Lake, start of the Steel River, Esker Lake, Steel Lake (Kerria Creek confluence, Tungsten Creek confluence), hard right, Aster Lake (confluence of the Little Steel River, from Eaglecrest Lake; also, outlet from Lychnis Lake), Burrow Lake, Stewart Lake, Savoie Lake, McKernan Lake, Deutzia Creek confluence, Milotte Lake, Ponchard Lake, Rainbow Falls, log jam, Dead Horse Creek logging road crossing, many log jams, Santoy Lake.
Ed note: pknoerr lists Moose Lake as lying upstream from Steel Lake.
Ed note: The Steel River can be accessed also from the north, via the Little Steel River.
Google map (supplied by true_north, via RHaslam).
http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Geral ... ra=ls&z=14
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Little Steel River and Steel River. Seagram Lake to Diablo Lake; partial return. Online, Journal, Photos.
Ed note: Posted also in section Greenstone of region Hudson Bay and James Bay north.
Ed note: The Route is no longer available at the source and I have been unable to find a replacement. The entry is retained in the hope that it still may be of some use.
Source: Greenstone Composite High School library.
Author: Rob Haslam.
Title at source: Spring trip 2005. Steel Lake.
Route description: Seagram Lake, Norse Creek (at Toporama?), Little McKay Lake, Yankee Bay of McKay Lake, Morrin Channel, South Channel, Boot Bay, McLeod Lake, Twomey Lake and Little Steel River, Grehan Lake, Kawabatongog Lake, Evonymus Lake, Eaglecrest Lake, Steel River junction, Steel Lake, Esker Lake, Cairngorm Lake, Diablo Lake; return to Esker Lake and road.
DEAD link. http://gchs.sgdsb.on.ca/gchs-outers
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Little Steel River and Steel River. Kawabatongog Lake to Santoy Lake. Online, Notes.
Source: Gunnel Grabbers.
Ed note: This is a preliminary version; an upgrade (with its own link) is expected.
Route description (trip of 2004): Kawabatongog Lake (Little Steel River), Evonymous Lake, Eaglecrest Lake, Steel River features, Santoy Lake.
Author: Sheldon Buckmaster.
http://gunnelgrabbers.freeservers.com/custom3.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River loop. Journal, Guide.
Callan, Kevin. Ontario’s Lost Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2002).
Also Callan, Kevin. Top 50 Canoe Routes of Ontario. Firefly Books, Richmond Hill and Buffalo (2011).
Title at source: Steel River Loop.
Route description: Steel River features.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River loop. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: paddling.net
Author: Kevin Callan.
Route description: Steel River features.
Ed note: Based largely on the Steel River chapter in Callan's Ontario's Lost Canoe Routes but with additional information.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?411
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River loop. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: pknoerr.
Title at source: Steel River loop.
Route description: Steel River features.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=32355
A slightly different version is posted at
http://www.canoeing.com/rendezvous/trip ... knoerr.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River loop. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: Butters!
Route description: Steel River features.
Title at source: Steel River 2009.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=33997
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River loop. Notes.
Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: Toni Harting.
Route description: Steel River features, plus side trip to Staircase Falls.
Title at source: Steel River: A Remarkable Loop.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River loop. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Larry’s Canoe Journals.
Author: Larry Walter.
Route description: Steel River features.
Title at source: Steel River Circle.
Report.
http://www.larryscanoejournals.com/Steel_River.html
More photos.
http://classic.kodakgallery.com/lwalter ... _trip_1997
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River loop, in part. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: RUshiellb.
Route description: Steel River features, in part; a dump above Rainbow Falls wetted medications and forced an exit at the bridge.
Title at source: Steele River Trip Log.
Ed note: Thanks for providing campsite coordinates!
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=24938
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River loop. Online, Guide, Maps.
Sources: Canadian Canoe Routes (Ontario Forum) and canoetripping.net.
Ed note: This entry is posted also in the region Hudson Bay and James Bay north.
Author: RHaslam.
Route description: Little Steel River, Eaglecrest Lake, Steel River (from Steel Lake), … , Rainbow Falls, … , Deadhorse bridge, Santoy Lake, Diablo portage, Diablo Lake, Cairngorm Lake, Steel Lake, Eaglecrest Lake.
Content: Full documentation of access points, campsites, rapids, portages, etc.
Title at source: Steel River Maps.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=42739
http://www.canoetripping.net/forums/for ... -loop-maps
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River loop. Online, Journal, Photos.
Sources: Canadian Canoe Routes (Ontario Forum) and canoetripping.net.
Ed note: This entry is posted also in the region Hudson Bay and James Bay north.
Author: RHaslam.
Route description: Longlac, Catlonite Road, park at Sun Road South, creek, Eaglecrest Lake, Rainbow Falls, Deadhorse bridge, Santoy Lake, Diablo Portage, Devil’s Den, Diablo Lake, Cairngorm Lake, portages, Steel Lake, return to car.
Title at source: Solo on the Steel.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=40282
http://www.canoetripping.net/forums/for ... rn-ontario
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River loop. Online, Notes, Journals, Guide.
Source: CCR Routes section.
Part 1. The Technical Guide (my Notes) provides portage and directional and other information, but no campsite information.
Author: Almost certainly Neil Miller.
Route description: Santoy Lake access dock and boat ramp (5 km off Hwy 17, 22 mm east of Terrace Bay), very difficult portage into Diablo Lake, beaver ponds, Cairngorm Lake, Steel River, Moose Lake, Steel Lake, Steel Lake, U-turn, narrow lakes and stream sections, Rainbow Fall, swifts and rapids and log jams and meanders, Santoy Lake and take-out.
Part 2. Trip journal 1. Contains also coordinates for campsites and log jams.
Author: Almost certainly Neil Miller.
Part 3. Trip journal 2.
Author: unknown.
CCR Member Comments by Kerry Quennell, Neil Miller and Paul.
Title at source: Steel River Circle Route.
http://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/steel- ... rcle-route
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River loop. Online, Notes.
Source: Gunnel Grabbers.
Ed note: This is a preliminary version; an upgrade (with its own link) is expected.
Route description (trip of 1980): Clockwise from Santoy Lake.
Author: Sheldon Buckmaster.
http://gunnelgrabbers.freeservers.com/custom3.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River loop. Online, Notes.
Source: Gunnel Grabbers.
Ed note: This is a preliminary version; an upgrade (with its own link) is expected.
Route description (trip of 1983): Clockwise from Santoy Lake.
Author: Sheldon Buckmaster.
http://gunnelgrabbers.freeservers.com/custom3.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River loop. Notes.
Canoe Routes of Ontario. A comprehensive guide to more than 100 canoe routes throughout the province. McClelland and Stewart, Toronto (1991).
Title at source: Steel River Provincial Park.
Route description (number 35): Santoy Lake, Cairngorm Lake, Steel Lake, Steel River, Santoy Lake.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River, Eaglecrest Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: canoetripping.net
Author: memaquay.
Route description: Weekend trip on the lake.
Title at source: Fall trip with the kids.
http://www.canoetripping.net/forums/for ... h-the-kids
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River area. Online, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: GWA.
Route description: Santoy Lake, Diablo Lake; remainder not specified.
Title at source: A few pics from north of Superior.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=17925
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River area. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: Otter Mel.
Route description: Steel River features as far as Steel Lake; forced return upstream due to forest fires.
Title at source: Steel River non-loop and Double Diablo.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=18418
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River area. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: Ipaddle.
Route description: Steel Lake (by shuttle from Terrace Bay), Aster Lake, Steel River features, Santoy Lake.
Title at source: Fresh Steele River Report.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=25764
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Steel River area. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: kingfisher.
Route description: Dead Horse bridge, Santoy Lake, Hwy 17.
Title at source: TR: The Steel revealed @ low water.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=36451
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

End section Steel of subregion North.

End subregion North.

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List of subregions and links to them.
Ed note: The limit of 60,000 characters required three posts.

Post 1. Introduction and Subregion North.
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=34002

Post 2. Subregion Central.
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=43156

Post 3. Subregion South.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 07&t=43641

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