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Author:  Staples [ April 5th, 2015, 12:49 pm ]
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Hi was just wondering if anybody has paddled the battle river. Were they started and finshed and what kinda time frame did it take thank you

Author:  Leopard [ April 7th, 2015, 11:20 am ]
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I personally have not paddled the Battle River however the following info from Mark Lund's book may help. Welcome to the quiet Alberta forum :)

"Battle River... Fabyan Riverdale Mini-Park (Hwy #14 to Hwy #41) 24.6 kms

Start: Bottom of old hiways campground on the north side of the river just off hwy 14 and east of Fabyan.

Finish: Is in the Riverdale Mini-Parkeast side of hwy 41and south of the river. Access to river is driving thru the campground.

Author:  Laura P [ April 7th, 2015, 1:46 pm ]
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I’ve had many adventures over the years on the Battle River.
Small river but close to 600 km long. It is the classic prairie
valley, a real beauty whether from the top looking down or from the water.
You do not get far fast. Here are just a few of the sections I’ve know.
1.Ferry Point landing ( north of Donalda) you can paddle up stream to hwy 56 (Dried meat Lake)
and back for a day paddle but downstream to the Rosslyn bridge is a good 6 hours one way and the takeout
is a very steep climb.
2. Hwy 53 to Big Knife PP can NOT be done in one day but you can paddle all over the park.
3. Hwy 36 to 832 (Burma campground) would take 3 long days to paddle but on the last 1/3 there are 3 heron rookeries with 25+ nest each.
Lots of deer, coyotes, birds, beaver and occasional barbwire fence.
This is the first Easter weekend in 15 years we did not get out to the Battle to camp and paddle.


Later Laura

Author:  Staples [ April 10th, 2015, 11:28 am ]
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Thanks for the info guys do you know how many hrs it takes to get from hwy 53 to the park thanks

Author:  Laura P [ April 23rd, 2015, 10:22 am ]
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You could do it in one very long day.

Author:  Grey Owl [ May 4th, 2015, 11:41 pm ]
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We paddle the Battle every year, but almost exclusively near the headwaters. It is one of our first outings each year and we start as high as possible and paddle small sections. For now, we have never been downstream of Ponoka.

If you are looking for pleasant, meandering, short little trips then the Battle is your river.

Author:  Staples [ May 5th, 2015, 2:27 pm ]
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The link above won't open for me but. do you know any good start and finsh points upstream of ponoka and time frames? Is there good camping along the way? Thank you

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